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Construction on Walton Arts Center’s new Tyson Entrance

Construction is underway at Walton Arts Center! In April, another phase will be complete and we will re-open Starr Theater with the educational production, Digging Up Arkansas, followed by several other performances in May during the Artosphere: Arkansas Arts & Nature Festival. Following the Art of Wine Festival in June, Walton Arts Center will close its doors for the summer to complete construction in time for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration in November and to kick off our 25th Anniversary Season. Things are getting busy, but we are so excited for what is to come!

Walton Arts Center construction on Starr Theater

This spring, the new Bill & LeAnn Underwood Family Plaza will open and showcase public art in a park-like setting of natural beauty. A hammered copper sculpture water feature will be central to the space, surrounded by engraved, personalized bricks as well as commemorative bricks celebrating artists who have performed on our stage since we opened our doors in 1992. Bricks and pavers from the original building will be reinstalled in the Rose Garden to continue the legacy of our original donors. Newly engraved bricks located in the Underwood Family Plaza will re-affirm our community’s commitment to the arts, paving the way for the next 25 years of great arts and entertainment in Northwest Arkansas.

Personalized Brick and Artist Commemorative Bricks will be installed in the new Bill and LeAnn Underwood Family Plaza

We cannot complete the expansion without the help of our dedicated patrons, like you, and now is the time to act! In order to reserve your inscribed brick to be installed in time for the opening of the new Underwood Family Plaza this spring, we need all commitments by March 15th. Your charitable contribution to the expansion and renovation of Walton Arts Center will memorialize your loved ones for generations to come. What better way to show your support of the arts than by engraving your name at Walton Arts Center? Help us celebrate the new building and 25 years of world class entertainment in Northwest Arkansas by going to our expansion webpage to see the virtual tour and make your fully tax deductible commitment today!

Together, we’re building a better place to live.

To learn more about giving opportunities for the expansion at Walton Arts Center, contact the Development Office at 479.571.2759 or