Walton Arts Center Extends Programming Suspension Through May 9

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 20, 2020Walton Arts Center announced today that it is extending the programming suspension through May 9, which includes Mosaix Festival, Artosphere Festival and Fiddler on the Roof.

Walton Arts Center staff is working with resident companies, artists and tours to reschedule performances for later this year if possible. Information about rescheduled shows and options for ticket holders will be forthcoming. 

“The decision was made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and directives from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan to suspend large events and mass gatherings for eight weeks in order to help reduce the spread of coronavirus,” said Peter Lane, president and CEO of Walton Arts Center. “This is the appropriate decision for the health of our community, employees, volunteers and performers.”

As performances are confirmed as rescheduled or cancelled, patrons with tickets will be contacted. Patrons can choose to:

  • Receive a credit on their account that can be used through the 2020-21 season, including rescheduled performances and the recently announced Broadway season
  • Donate the amount of their ticket to support the mission of Walton Arts Center. As a nonprofit arts organization, Walton Arts Center relies on the audience that it serves. By donating your tickets, patrons will provide vital support for the performing arts that inspire and enrich our community
  • Receive a refund

Walton Arts Center will continue to monitor this developing situation and provide updates about shows beyond May 9 and rescheduled performances directly to patrons via email and to the public through our social media channels. A current list of shows according to their status is available at waltonartscenter.org/ticketing-updates. Tickets for all Walmart AMP events remain on sale.

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.