Right now, some of Arkansas' brightest stars, including former President Bill Clinton, are celebrating the grand opening of the Argenta Community Theater.
Saturday night, nine-hundred people attended a dinner honoring an artistic revival in North Little Rock as the black-box ACT opened its doors.
Clinton, Governor Mike Beebe and Mary Steenburgen were all there to support the new theater.
"It's been a dream of Sally and Vince Insalaco's, and Judy Tennenbaum, along with Vince, have taken Sally and Vince's dream and made it come true," says ACT board member Errin Dean.
Vince's wife, Sally, passed away in 2006 of cancer. The theater, named in her honor, will allow the entire community to share in her love and appreciation of the arts.
"It was a burned out shell. The building was just a shell. Just a few bricks and walls were here, but not really intact, as we basically had to start over," says Dean.
Now, it is ready to host events. Everything from wedding receptions to corporate meetings are already booked.
The two-hundred or so seats on the floor are not bolted down, so, Friday night, they got them out of the way and put a bunch of tables in for a private dinner.
Most of the seats up in the balcony are bolted down, and they are just like the ones you see at the movie theater.
"It makes me feel very inspired. We are going to do a lot of work here for the community. We're going to touch a lot of areas of the state that may not be touched by art, especially the performing arts, so it make me feel really good to know that I'm helping people even that I don't know," says Dean.
The theater can accommodate up to three-hundred people standing room only, or about half that for a seated dinner with a stage performance.