Walton Arts Center Giving Federal Employees an Opportunity to Laugh During the Government Shutdown

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 18, 2019 – Walton Arts Center is giving Federal employees an opportunity to laugh and have fun in the midst of the government shutdown by offering free tickets to Whose Live Anyway? on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 pm.

“No one needs an escape from reality more than our furloughed government employees. We believe that art can lift our spirits, even in difficult time, and decided to offer them a much-needed respite with tickets to a fun show for a night out on us,” said Peter Lane, President and CEO of Walton Arts Center. “The arts enrich our lives and transport us – it is the least we could do for our government workers.”

All current Federal employees can request their tickets online at waltonartscenter.org, in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by calling 479.443.5600 until January 23. They will need to show proof of employment such as a government identification. Each Federal employee can request 2 tickets. There are a limited number of tickets available, so request them early.

Tickets will need to be picked up at Walton Arts Center up prior to the show date, so employment can be verified. Walton Arts Center Box Office window hours are Monday through Friday 10 am until 2 pm and Saturday noon to 4 pm.

Featuring cast members from the Emmy®-nominated TV show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, the show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley and Joel Murray will have you in stitches with the witty scenes they invent before your eyes.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.