Artosphere Festival Adds Space Photography Competition

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 18, 2018 — As part of the 10th Annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival, Walton Arts Center is launching a space photography competition.

With a $30 entry fee, photographers may enter up to three “space-themed” photos. To correspond with this year’s theme of Artosphere, photographers are encouraged to submit work in reference to their perception of space and how space inspires wonder, imagination and innovation. Entries are due April 19.

Rebecca Drolen, assistant professor of photography at the University of Arkansas will judge the entries. Photographs selected will be exhibited in Walton Arts Center and across the Northwest Arkansas community throughout the Artosphere Festival, June 10-29.

Three photos will also be selected for a community choice competition. These photos will be voted on via social media and in-person at community events June 1-9, and the winner will be announced June 10.

Complete competition rules, important dates and requirements can be found at  

The Artosphere Festival celebrates art, music and nature with exciting performances, activities and events that the whole family can enjoy. Each year, Artosphere spotlights artists and performers from around the world who are inspired by nature, and provides a creative framework for the community to discuss issues of sustainability and environmental awareness.

For more information about the Artosphere Festival and a complete event lineup, download the Artosphere App from Google Play™ or the Apple® App StoreSM or visit

Artosphere 2019 is sponsored by Tyson, The Walton Family Foundation, Walmart/Sam's Club, Greenwood Gearhart and Visit Bentonville. Support for Dover Quartet and Maestro Corrado Rovaris provided by Mary Ann & Reed Greenwood. Media support provided by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, KUAF 91.3FM Public Radio, the Arkansas CW, Celebrate Arkansas magazine and CitiScapes magazine.

The Artosphere App is compatible with all standard smartphones and tablets. App Store is a service mark of Apple® Inc. Google Play™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

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 public 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, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit