As Arkansas’ largest and busiest center for arts and entertainment, the Walton Arts Center draws more than 150,000 people annually to its Broadway musicals, dance performances, comedy shows and theater stage productions.
The Center’s main facility is located in the heart of the Dickson Street entertainment district. Restaurants, bars, music venues, a blues club, rooftop wine bars and more line the streets. It’s popular to take advantage of the offerings before and after a Walton Arts Center show for a fabulous night out on the town. As a non-profit organization, the Center also serves nearly 50,000 school children each year through award-winning arts education programs.
Additionally, the center owns The Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) located at the Washington County Fairgrounds, and presents festivals and programming throughout the entire Northwest Arkansas region, including Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts & Nature festival, an annual two month festival in May and June, and the Art of Wine Festival in June. Expansion plans include a proposed $20 million renovation to the Fayetteville campus, and a 2000 seat performance space to be built in Downtown Bentonville within the next 5-7 years.
- Go to Walton Arts Centers Website (www.waltonartscenter.org)
- Go to Calendar of Events (www.waltonartscenter.org/calendar/)
- Go to Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) website www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com)
- Go to Artosphere Festival website (www.artospherefestival.org)