Artosphere Festival Orchestra Heads Off the Grid

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, May 25, 2022 – Walton Arts Center’s month-long Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival is coming to an end in just a few days, but before that happens you’ll want to catch Artosphere Festival Orchestra members performing as part of Off the Grid on Thursday, May 26.

Off the Grid is one of Artosphere’s signature events. For one evening only, AFO musicians head out into the community to perform pop up concerts in local businesses. This year performances will be centered around Rogers and Fayetteville’s downtown areas. You can enjoy dinner while listening to a string quartet or have a drink while a wind ensemble performs in the bar.

All performances are free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to see world-class musicians performing outside of a traditional venue setting.

Off the Grid – Fayetteville

Theo’s, 7-8 pm

Arsaga’s Mill District, 8-9 pm

Maxine’s Tap Room, 9-10 pm

Smoke and Barrel, 10-11 pm

Off the Grid – Rogers

Yeyo’s,7-8 pm

For a complete listing of Off the Grid locations and times, download the Artosphere App from Google Play or the Apple App Store or visit

In addition to Off the Grid and the more traditional performances at Walton Arts Center, members of AFO have taken classical music performances to special places throughout the region during the month of May. Small ensembles have performed at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Ability Tree in Siloam Springs, New Beginnings, Siloam Springs Public Library, Haas Hall Academy at The Jones Center and Ozark Natural Foods.

Artosphere 2022 is sponsored by Walmart and supported by Friends of Artosphere and Sustainers Circle. Support for Dover Quartet and Maestro Corrado Rovaris provided by Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood. Trail Mix is sponsored by Bank of America. 10x10 concert support provided by Paul M Angell Family Foundation, Dick & Margaret Rutherford and Micky & Marybeth Mayfield. The AFO Finale concert is supported by Marti and Kelly Sudduth and Peter B. Lane and Barbara Putman. Media support provided by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, KUAF 91.3FM Public Radio, 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.

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 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