Group Pulls Plan For Arts Center On Bathhouse Row

May 16, 2013

The Hale Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

A nonprofit group has withdrawn its proposal to convert the Hale Bath House into a cultural arts center in downtown Hot Springs.

The Muses Creative Artistry Project says it pulled its plan because it was unable to raise enough money for the project. The Muses President Deleen Davidson says the organization is disappointed that the capital campaign didn't raise enough money.

The Hale Bath House was built in the 1890s and closed in 1978.

The Muses Creative Artistry Project focuses on performing, creativity and healing arts. The nonprofit works to preserve the classical arts through education and performances.

Hot Springs National Park Service Superintendent Josie Fernandez tells the Sentinel-Record that an arts center would have been a "wonderful fit" for Bathhouse Row.