Walton Arts Center Reschedules Art of Wine to Fall, Cancels One Performance but Adds Virtual Viewing Option

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 27, 2020 - Walton Arts Center staff continues working to reschedule performances and events that have been impacted by the current programming suspension.

Art of Wine, originally scheduled for June 10 and 12, has been rescheduled to fall 2020. While the event was beyond the May 9 performance suspension, the decision to reschedule was made in the interest of our community and participating vendors.

Winemaker’s Dinner will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Uncorked! will be Friday, Sept. 11. Tickets to the June event will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Patrons only need to contact the box office if they are unable to attend on the new dates.

An important aspect of the Art of Wine Festival is the pairing of food from local restaurants with samples of some of the world’s finest wines. While we cannot currently gather together, please consider ordering takeout to support our valued restaurant partners. A complete list of restaurants and details about the events are available on our website.

The in-person performance of Äbhäby Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company has been canceled; however, Walton Arts Center is now presenting a free, virtual performance of the program available starting at noon on the International Day of Dance, Wednesday, April 29. The performance will be available for viewing for 48 hours.

This beautiful multi-camera recording of Äbhä tells the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana – the story of legendary Lord Rama on a quest to rescue Sita, the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, whose choices would change the course of history. The screening also includes a creative conversation with Upadhye, one of the most sought-after classical Indian dancers today.

Current ticketholders will be contacted about their ticketing options and provided a link to the virtual performance. If you are interested in seeing Äbhä but don’t have ticket, register here and you will receive an order confirmation with a viewing link that will be active until noon on Friday, May 1.

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

Other Weekly Performing Arts Opportunities:

  • Watch heARTs to homes, a weekly webcast produced by Walton Arts Center that airs at 6 pm every Saturday on Walton Arts Center’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Episodes are available for 24 hours after they air.
  • Visit Walton Arts Center’s Virtual Stage, a curated list of digital performances 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 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