Walton Arts Center Updates Status of Three Shows, Launches Virtual Programming

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 20, 2020 - Walton Arts Center staff continues working to reschedule as many suspended performances as possible. The following suspended shows are now canceled. Ticket holders will receive an email with information about their ticketing options. 

  • Bollywood Boulevard scheduled for Thursday, April 23
  • Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert scheduled for Wednesday, May 6
  • Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert scheduled for Saturday, May 9

Patrons can view a current list of shows according to their status at waltonartscenter.org/ticketing-updates/

If you are starting to miss concerts and shows, Walton Arts Center has launched two programming initiatives to bring our community together and connect patrons to the performing arts virtually.

heARTs to homes is a weekly webcast produced by Walton Arts Center that airs at 6 pm every Saturday on the nonprofit performing arts center’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Episodes are available for 24 hours after they air.

Each family-friendly episode features performances by artists and arts organizations along with recommendations of other online performances that you can watch during the week and arts activities the whole family can enjoy. 

As a way to support our NWA businesses, Walton Arts Center is also partnering with several local restaurants each week. Viewers are encouraged to order dinner from a featured restaurant and plan an arts night in.

Each week’s episode will focus on a particular theme. The April 25 show will have a jazz focus in celebration of International Jazz Day April 30. Information about each episode’s featured performances and restaurants along with links to related content will be updated weekly at waltonartscenter.org/hearts-to-homes

If you are looking for entertainment options throughout the week, visit Walton Arts Center’s Virtual Stage. This curated list of digital performances is available to help you connect virtually and experience the performing arts at your convenience. The page is updated weekly with new performance opportunities and resources.

Walton Arts Center lobby is currently closed to the public. If you have questions, contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10 am until 6 pm and Saturday 10 am until 4 pm at 479.443.5600 or at info@waltonartscenter.org.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 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 enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.