The Artosphere Festival Orchestra rehearsing for Mozart in the Museum, supported by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust

Thanks to the generous support of these Foundations, Walton Arts Center consistently brings quality arts events and educational programming to Northwest Arkansas. In addition to providing general operating support, these grantors also sponsor our 10x10 Series; Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival; the Take a Seat program that offers free tickets to local non-profits; and a variety of arts learning programming.

Last year, arts education at the Walton Arts Center served more than 45,000 students and teachers with discounted matinee performances in the Colgate Classroom Series, in-school and community residencies, master classes, performances with visiting artists, teacher professional development, and Arkansas History through the Arts programming. AHA enriches the school experience across the state of Arkansas and supports real learning outcomes. It is comprised of four different productions, each with distinct curriculum goals and audiences. Students learn to love Arkansas history when they see Digging Up Arkansas, Bear State of Mind, An Ozark Journey and Down the Dirt Road Blues.

In addition to AHA and other arts education programs, world class performances, legendary entertainers and artists from around the world are offered at Walton Arts Center through the generous support of the following local, regional and national foundations and funders.



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

This project is supported in part
by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts.



In honor of Neal Pendergraft

The Murphy Foundation




Baum Charitable Foundation