Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Joy Pratt Markham Gallery

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists.  You're invited to explore new perspectives on nature, identity and community.

Joy Pratt Markham Gallery Hours:

Monday & Wednesday | Noon to 2pm
One hour prior to most performances
Gallery admission is free

Private gallery tours may be scheduled in advance by calling 479.571.2766. Please arrange your tour at your earliest convenience. We request three business days’ notice to schedule tour guides.

Current Exhibitions

The Bleak and the Burgeoning


The works in this exhibition, including large-scale installations, are physically curated in ways that reveal both an independent sense of personal geography, as well as a collective experience of fragile terrains.

Learn more here.

Featured artists: Amber Cowan, Maysey Craddock, Leonardo Drew, Lauren Fensterstock and Judy Pfaff

  • Learn more about Amber Cowan here and here.
  • Learn more about Maysey Craddock here and here.
  • Learn more about Leonardo Drew here and here.
  • Learn more about Lauren Fensterstock here and here.
  • Learn more about Judy Pfaff here and here.


TOPO Map for School Avenue

On display throughout 2018 and beyond

This is a temporary public art installation made of thermoplastic by artist Stacy Levy. City of Fayetteville and Walton Arts Center commissioned the artwork with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Its form is a life-scale topographic map of the terrain between Dickson and Mountain Streets and a visual reminder of the issues of water in Fayetteville’s hilly landscape.

Click here to check out a video that explains how the installation was created and the inspiration behind it!

Click here to learn even more about TOPO Map.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Info coming soon! 

Cynthia Nourse Thompson: Curator and Consulting Director of Visual Arts 

Cynthia Nourse Thompson serves as the Curator and Consulting Director of Visual Arts at the Walton Arts Center. In addition to this role, Thompson is the Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor at the University of the the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.