Resident Companies, Artistic Affiliates & Community Partners

We salute these arts partners and community organizations that work with Walton Arts Center to fulfill the performing arts dream for everyone in Northwest Arkansas:

Resident Companies

Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center (formerly Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center) is a visual arts organization located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios.  Community Creative Center (CCC) provides a full spectrum of visual arts classes to children and adults along with specialized workshops, summer, after school and intersession arts camps, and gallery and studio space for local artists.

Website: http://communitycreativecenter.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CommunityCreativeCenter
Administrative Offices: 479.571.2706

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

Founded in 1954 as the North Arkansas Symphony prior to being rebranded as the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) in 2011, the not-for-profit organization has provided 60 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. Under the musical direction of Paul Haas, SoNA presents classical and pops performances for symphonic music lovers in Northwest Arkansas. SoNA is a mobile organization with the ability to perform anywhere, and is a resident company of Walton Arts Center. SoNA brings great music to life in Northwest Arkansas!

SoNA's concerts take place in Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall.

Website: www.sonamusic.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonafan
Administrative Offices: 479.521.4166

Artistic Affiliates

Fayetteville Film Festival

The Fayetteville Film Fest is a cultural leader in our region, bringing world class film to our state, developing meaningful relationships with filmmakers, and nurturing the art of filmmaking by uniting a community of creators and supporters.

The Fayetteville Film Fest, now in its eleventh year, is an advocate for films and filmmakers as they enter the marketplace. Because we are establishing that groundwork, we are an artistic festival with market potential. We offer a full schedule of panels and other events to compliment the screenings of our films.

Website: https://www.fayettevillefilmfest.org/

The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society

The NAJS is a membership organization that has been a community leader in presenting world class jazz performers in a variety of venues in Northwest Arkansas.

Website: www.digjazz.com

Opera Fayetteville

Opera Fayetteville is a young, vibrant opera company located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas.This talented group of musical and theatrical professionals is dedicated to featuring up-and-coming singers in high-caliber productions of contemporary, English-language operas. Their goal in three-fold: to provide performance opportunties to talented opera singers on the verge of professional careers, to emphasize the eprformance of contemporary operas in English, and to bring exquisite and moving performances to current an future opera-lovers of Northwest Arkansas.

Website: https://www.operafayetteville.org/

Trike Theatre

Trike Theatre, Northwest Arkansas’ professional theatre for youth, was formed in September 2008 and received its 501c3 status in 2009.  Trike was founded by Artistic Director, Kassie Misiewicz, and borne of a deep need for cultural exposure for the youth within our small Arkansas community. From the beginning Trike's mission has been to create extraordinary theatre experiences for young people and families, strengthen community, advance education through the arts, and inspire young voices. 

Trike Theatre's classes take place primarily at their Bentonville studio space, with additional classes and workshops at Walton Arts Center and in local schools. 

Website: http://www.triketheatre.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trike-Theatre/
Administrative Offices: 866.331.3681

Community Partners