Walton Arts Center, in addition to presenting a full season of performance and visual arts exhibitions, also hosts several resident organizations.  These organizations produce and present arts and education programs that employ local artists and professionals, and receive rent relief, marketing support and other services.  We are proud to watch these great organizations grow and expand the arts community in Northwest Arkansas. 


TheatreSquared (T2) 

TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 22,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres.

TheatreSquared's productions take place in Walton Arts Center's Studio Theater at the Nadine Baum Studios. 

Website: www.theatre2.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theatresquared
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theatresquared
Administrative Offices: 479.445.6333


 

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Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

Founded in 1954 as the North Arkansas Symphony prior to being rebranded as the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) in 2011, the not-for-profit organization has provided 60 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. Under the musical direction of Paul Haas, SoNA presents classical and pops performances for symphonic music lovers in Northwest Arkansas. SoNA is a mobile organization with the ability to perform anywhere, and is a resident company of Walton Arts Center. SoNA brings great music to life in Northwest Arkansas!

SoNA's concerts take place in Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall.

Website: www.sonamusic.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonafan
Administrative Offices: 479.521.4166 


 

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Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center (formerly Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center) is a visual arts organization located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios.  Community Creative Center (CCC) provides a full spectrum of visual arts classes to children and adults along with specialized workshops, summer, after school and intersession arts camps, and gallery and studio space for local artists.

Website: http://communitycreativecenter.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CommunityCreativeCenter
Administrative Offices: 479.571.2706


 

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Trike Theatre for Youth

Trike Theatre, Northwest Arkansas’ professional theatre for youth, was formed in September 2008 and received its 501c3 status in 2009.  Trike was founded by Artistic Director, Kassie Misiewicz, and borne of a deep need for cultural exposure for the youth within our small Arkansas community. From the beginning Trike's mission has been to create extraordinary theatre experiences for young people and families, strengthen community, advance education through the arts, and inspire young voices. 

Trike Theatre's classes take place primarily at their Bentonville studio space, with additional classes and workshops at Walton Arts Center and in local schools. 

Website: http://www.triketheatre.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trike-Theatre/
Administrative Offices: 866.331.3681


 

The University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. The University of Arkanas was a founding partner of Walton Arts Center, and it one of the heaviest users of the facility.  Multiple performances by the UA Music and Drama departments take place in the facility each year, while interns from many academic department learn from the professionals at the Arts Center.  In addition, Walton Arts Center works with Student to help present and ticket arts events and major concerts on the UA Campus. 

Website: www.uark.edu
Music department website: http://music.uark.edu/
Drama department website: http://drama.uark.edu/
Office of Student Activities: http://osa.uark.edu/ 


 

The North Arkansas Jazz Society

The NAJS is a membership organization that has been a community leader in presenting world class jazz performers in a variety of venues in Northwest Arkansas.  Their Summer Jazz series is presented at Walton Arts Center

Website: www.digjazz.com


 

Fayetteville Roots Festival

Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day urban music festival. Fayetteville Roots Festival’s key components are music, food and community. The festival is a showcase of many of the elements that make Fayetteville a beloved cultural hot spot. The festivals slogan is “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.”  Walton Arts Center is proud to be a sponsor and featured venue for the festival. 

Website: www.fayettevilleroots.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FayettevilleRoots
Twitter: twitter.com/fayroots