The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Art Department maintains three art galleries in the Fine Arts Building that showcase emerging and established artists, as well as traveling, invitational and student exhibitions. The gallery program highlights contemporary and traditional fine art, applied designs and crafts, and historical art to provide opportunities for education, inspiration and experimentation. The University's exhibit series and gallery talks are designed to cultivate a diverse audience and create dialogue among students, faculty and the community. The gallery program also maintains the UALR Permanent Collection of more than 600 works that are displayed across campus. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.