Put Your Detective Skills to the Test at Art Heist

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 16, 2021 —Tickets are on sale now for the Fayettville and Rogers performances of Art Heist, a unique theater piece presented as part of Artosphere, Arkansas’s Arts+Nature Festival. This true crime outdoor walking theater experience gives patrons the chance to crack the most famous unsolved mystery.

Art Heist will be performed in Fayetteville starting at the Fayetteville Town Center Plaza May 6-9, in Rogers starting at the Rogers Historical Museum Hawkins House Garden May 13-16 and in Bentonville May 20-23. Tickets to the Bentonville performances will go sale soon.

At each location, performances will be every 30 minutes on Thursday and Friday from 6-8:15 pm, Saturday from 2-4:15 pm and 5:30-8:15 pm and Sunday from 2-3:30 pm and 5-6:30 pm. Tickets range from $25-30 plus applicable fees.

The world’s single largest property theft took place 30 years ago when 13 art pieces, valued at half a billion dollars, were taken from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. They have never been recovered, and no arrests have been made in the case.

During this 90-minute, socially distanced, outdoor, immersive theater experience, audience members will meet a cast of characters involved in the theft. Patrons will interact with security guards, museum staff, investigators and suspects as they gather clues and try to figure out what really happened – but watch out for the red herrings. There’s still a reward, so you could solve the case and collect the cash.

Though these performances are outside, patrons will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

For more information about the Artosphere Festival and a complete event lineup visit artospherefestival.org.

Artosphere 2021 is sponsored by Walmart and Tyson Foods. Additional support provided by Artosphere Sustainer Circle members. Support for Dover Quartet provided by Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood.

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 www.waltonartscenter.org.