Peter joined Walton Arts Center in May 2009. Since then Walton Arts Center has tripled in size and has grown to become Arkansas’ premier arts presenter. More than 342,600 people attend events at Walton Arts Center venues annually, and the organization’s arts education programs reach 45,000 students, teachers and citizens statewide.

Under his leadership, Walton Arts Center built and opened the state’s largest outdoor entertainment venue, the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, one of Pollstar’s 2016 Top 60 best-selling amphitheaters in the country. Peter also successfully led the organization through a capital campaign to complete a $24 million renovation and expansion of Walton Arts Center’s performing arts campus. Walton Arts Center serves as home to four resident companies, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Theatre Squared, the visual arts studio Community Creative Center and Trike Theatre, a professional theatre company for youth.

During his tenure Peter has overseen the creation of The Artosphere Festival, a month-long celebration of arts and nature that largely takes art outside the walls of the traditional theater. Signature programs such as Trail Mix - a series of free concerts along the regions extensive trail system and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Corrado Rovaris have received national acclaim. Lane has overseen the development of the accessible 10x10 Arts Series that present 10 top quality arts performances with all tickets for every show priced at $10 and also spearheaded the creation of VoiceJam, a successful international contemporary a cappella festival with music advisor, Deke Sharon.

Peter came to Northwest Arkansas from previous leadership positions with the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He serves on the board of the Northwest Arkansas Council, is a classically trained bassist and enjoys sailing, biking and Italian wine.