This bold and diverse series is an inspired collage of what's happening in the arts today.  From music, to dance, to film and more, the 10x10 Arts Series transforms an audience into a community of exploration, discussion and learning.

Performances include pre-show Creative Conversations, a post-show party with artists and the popular Sticky Note responses!

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra presents The Clown Princes of Silent Comedy

Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO) is one of the world’s foremost silent film accompanists re-creating “America’s Original Music” – the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema and vintage dance. See them play a live soundtrack to three silent comedy films starring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Live music and silent film merge the past and present for a night full of whimsy, grandeur and nostalgia.


Simone Dinnerstein - Bach: Goldberg Variations

Friday, January 8 at 8pm

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein's deliberate and thoughtful approach to piano takes you on a journey of discovery, uncovering modern musical landscapes that renew your appreciation for classical music. In this performance, she will revisit the work that brought her international recognition and critical acclaim – her 2007 Telarc recording Bach: Goldberg Variations.




Thursday, February 4 at 7pm

Michael Nunn, OBE and William Trevitt, OBE, Artistic Directors
This all-male troupe has become one of the hottest dance tickets around, boasting rave reviews and sell-out performances around the world. The brainchild of two former Royal Ballet dancers, The Boyz have quickly established themselves as one of the most innovative forces in contemporary dance with a distinctive style that's sure to leave you wanting more.



Danú's St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Sunday, March 13 at 4pm (Arkansas Debut!)

From fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads, Danú’s high-energy performances are a musical journey to their native
Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! With virtuosic players performing a glorious mix of ancient Celtic music and new repertoire – with songs in both English and Gaelic – this will be an afternoon to embrace the rich musical heritage of Ireland.



The Swingles

Friday, April 1 at 8pm

Get warmed up for spectacular VoiceJam weekend with a concert by these seven young singers who stand at the forefront of a cappella music. This esteemed British vocal band has pushed the boundaries of their genre for more than half a century. Now, they headline WAC’s second annual VoiceJam Festival for an evening of harmonic excellence!


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Saturday, April 9 at 8pm

Glenn Edgerton, Artistic Director
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance, demonstrating fluency in a wide range of techniques and forms with a deep comprehension of abstract artistry and emotional nuance. Highly acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, the company performs works by masterful American and international choreographers.


An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm

NEA Jazz Master, Tony Award® nominee, “The Tonight Show” bandleader, Drama Desk Award winner and three-time Grammy Award® winner – these are just a few of the accolades granted to the legendary Branford Marsalis. Don’t miss your chance to hear this revered instrumentalists play with one of the most innovative and celebrated jazz quartets playing today!


Malpaso Dance Company
A project of Joyce Theater Productions

Thursday, April 28 at 8pm

Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director
with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Octet
These impeccable dancers are committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century, working with top choreographers from outside Cuba’s walls while developing talent from within. The evening ends with a live performance by Grammy Award(R)-winning Cuban-American composer Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Octet. This performance celebrates Latin culture with some of the world's most accomplished solo musicians presenting the very best in dance music.




Sunday, May 1 at 7pm (Arkansas Debut!)

Witness firsthand the many worlds of sound still waiting to be explored! With astonishingly powerful vocal harmonies and a spare, yet unforgettable visual aesthetic, Ukranian “ethno chaos” group DakhaBrakha revives Ukranian native folk tunes, giving them an intriguing contemporary edge while simultaneously crafting a trans-national sound using traditional instruments from around the world.



Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm

Corrado Rovaris, Music Director
Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Arts + Nature Festival is dedicated to introducing meaningful dialogue about the natural beauty of our local and global environment through innovative arts experiences. An integral and impressive component of Artosphere is its lauded orchestra, led by internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris. Their talent is unmatched and their joyful sound is unforgettable. Help us welcome back these accomplished musicians as they present their annual 10x10 concert.



10x10 Arts Series support provided by Hershey and Denise Garner.

This project is supported in part by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts.