What We Do


Our primary focus is operating and supporting the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center.  The art, science and history museum will soon be united under one roof.  To learn how you can help with our expansion visit our website.


The Foundation will soon open The Marketplace, a space where anyone with a dream of opening their own business will be able to do so with little cost or risk.  To learn more about how you can be a part of The Marketplace, call 870-297-6100.


 The Calico Rock Community Foundation publishes the Explore magazine, manages the Visitor Information Radio Station, and operates www.explorecalico.com. 


Volunteers with the Storybook Project go into the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections to record inmates reading a book.  The recordings and book are then sent to their children or grandchildren.

The Calico Rock Community Foundation will soon host a low-watt Visitor Information Radio Station to provide our travelers with important information about their visit to Calico Rock.

Foundation Enterprises

Artisan Cooperative Gift Shop


Over 30 local artisans sell their craft in our Artisan Cooperative Gift Shop inside the Heritage & Visitor Center.  A portion of the sale of these items helps support the Calico Rock Museums while the majority of the sale benefits the local artisan.

The Marketplace


The Marketplace is a space where dreamers, antique dealers, and retailers bring their dreams to market.  We have space available.  Call 870-297-6100

Printing Press Cafe


The Printing Press Cafe serves lunch Tuesday-Saturday on Historic Main Street in Calico Rock.  They offer homemade soups, fresh salads, and handcrafted sandwiches.  All proceeds benefit the Calico Rock Museum System and our community revitalization.

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Calico Rock Community Foundation

104 Main Street, Calico Rock, AR 72519, US

(870) 297-6100


Open today

9:00 am – 4:30 pm