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ENTERTAINMENT

Arts

The local arts experience unites our diverse communities, providing a vibrant canvas for all to appreciate, ranging from small and independent to world-class exhibitions and performances—you can encounter all of it right here in Northwest Arkansas.

Festivals and Events

Shrouded by a 120-acre wooded park and trail system in the center of Bentonville sits the 217,000 square-foot space, designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and home to permanent American masterworks from the likes of John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, James Turrell and Andy Warhol and the stunning Yayoi Kusama’s artwork, Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart is Dancing into the Universe. Temporary exhibitions have included the Tate Modern developed Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, and the acclaimed State of the Art, showcasing an extensive nationwide selection of contemporary art from artists not yet recognized at the national level.

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A newly opened 63,000-square-foot contemporary art space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, artists-in-residence, and more, invites the public to make contemporary art a part of their daily routine. Chicago’s Wheeler Kearns Architects developed a sustainable adaptive reuse plan for the former Kraft plant, situated along the Razorback Regional Greenway trail and near 8th Street Market in downtown Bentonville.

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An interactive arts and sciences museum in Bentonville for children and families to embrace curiosity and creativity through collaborative exhibits and programs, including workshops, camps, and nearly one acre of outdoor space. Exhibitions include the 3M Tinkering Hub, General Mills Lift, Load and Haul, Market Sponsored by Walmart, Nature Valley Water Amazements, Nickelodeon Play Lab, Hershey’s Lab and more. The Amazeum has officially welcomed over one million guests since opening in 2019.

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Founded by David Bogle, a registered member of the Cherokee Nation born and raised in Bentonville, the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) houses over 10,000 of the finest Native American artifacts, and is recognized as a thriving cultural center representing indigenous communities through storytelling, song, art, language, dialogue and more — connecting with and paying respect to the Native American tribes of our region and our state, including the Osage, Caddo and Quapaw people, is a critical element of the past and future.

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A nationally recognized professional theatre, offering 220 performances a year in an intimate setting with state-of-the-art community space in downtown Fayetteville. TheatreSquared has been recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. TheatreSquared recently completed a new, architecturally significant, permanent home for professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas. This 50,000 square-foot cultural landmark unites two intimate theatres, rehearsal space, a three- level commons and café, outdoor gathering spaces, production workshops, offices and artists’ apartments.

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A world-class performing arts center hosting plays and musicals from Broadway stages, as well as performances and entertainers from all over the world. Shows include The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, CATS, School of Rock, Hair, Jersey Boys, RENT and more. Be the first in line for critically acclaimed Hamilton coming early 2022.

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The Arkansas Public Theatre believes the performing arts is an essential part of a healthy community — providing live theater experiences for audiences, performers and students that enhance the Rogers Historic District as a regional destination.

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More to See

Established in 1927. This downtown Fayetteville gem is a local music mecca, over the years showcasing acts like Turnpike Troubadours, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Zac Brown Band, Fitz & the Tantrums, Cherub, Tower of Power, Animal Collective, Phantogram, comedian Hannibal Burress, Sturgill Simpson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dierks Bentley and so many more.

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The state’s largest outdoor amphitheater hosting world-class touring artists and musicians for every music fan, including Janet Jackson, Rob Thomas, The Killers, comedian Trevor Noah, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Florida Georgia Line, Leon Bridges, Travis Scott, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert, The Smashing Pumpkins, Santana, Brad Paisley, Jackson Browne and more.

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Once a historic movie theater, the Meteor has been restored into a guitar store and performance venue. The store houses over a thousand instruments and amplifiers, local art pieces, and comfortably accommodates 370 people for live music, movie nights, or parties.

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Arkansas’ largest soundstage, with over 10,000 square feet of available shooting space, the space includes a large corner cyc wall, 15-foot grid, and lighting to make for the best experience for film, tv, and photo in Northwest Arkansas.

Spearheaded by president, founder, and Arkansas native, Blake Elder, Rockhill Studios was established with the goal to not only produce excellent content but to provide a one­-stop facility for all things creative, from pre-production to post.

The Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts and culture community.

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INTERFORM is at the forefront of creative growth and change in our community. They envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas and build robust programs to directly support that vision.

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Art Feeds fuels children’s curious, imaginative, and innovative skills by partnering with schools and organizations to implement creative and expressive curriculum and programming.

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Located in the heart of Fayetteville’s arts district, the Creative Community Center is a non-profit visual and studio arts organization providing classes, workshops and camps in a variety of hands-on art forms including clay and pottery, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass fusion and mixed media for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. 

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The Latin Art Organization of Arkansas promotes and strengthens Latin culture with a vision to preserve and enrich the Latin cultural heritage by contributing to its traditions, customs, creations, and concepts of universal inclusion through spirit and mind.

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Shrouded by a 120-acre wooded park and trail system in the center of Bentonville sits the 217,000 square-foot space, designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and home to permanent American masterworks from the likes of John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, James Turrell and Andy Warhol and the stunning Yayoi Kusama’s artwork, Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart is Dancing into the Universe. Temporary exhibitions have included the Tate Modern developed Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, and the acclaimed State of the Art, showcasing an extensive nationwide selection of contemporary art from artists not yet recognized at the national level.

SHOW ME

A newly opened 63,000-square-foot contemporary art space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, artists-in-residence, and more, invites the public to make contemporary art a part of their daily routine. Chicago’s Wheeler Kearns Architects developed a sustainable adaptive reuse plan for the former Kraft plant, situated along the Razorback Regional Greenway trail and near 8th Street Market in downtown Bentonville.

SHOW ME

An interactive arts and sciences museum in Bentonville for children and families to embrace curiosity and creativity through collaborative exhibits and programs, including workshops, camps, and nearly one acre of outdoor space. Exhibitions include the 3M Tinkering Hub, General Mills Lift, Load and Haul, Market Sponsored by Walmart, Nature Valley Water Amazements, Nickelodeon Play Lab, Hershey’s Lab and more. The Amazeum has officially welcomed over one million guests since opening in 2019.

SHOW ME

Founded by David Bogle, a registered member of the Cherokee Nation born and raised in Bentonville, the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) houses over 10,000 of the finest Native American artifacts, and is recognized as a thriving cultural center representing indigenous communities through storytelling, song, art, language, dialogue and more — connecting with and paying respect to the Native American tribes of our region and our state, including the Osage, Caddo and Quapaw people, is a critical element of the past and future.

SHOW ME

A nationally recognized professional theatre, offering 220 performances a year in an intimate setting with state-of-the-art community space in downtown Fayetteville. TheatreSquared has been recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. TheatreSquared recently completed a new, architecturally significant, permanent home for professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas. This 50,000 square-foot cultural landmark unites two intimate theatres, rehearsal space, a three- level commons and café, outdoor gathering spaces, production workshops, offices and artists’ apartments.

SHOW ME

A world-class performing arts center hosting plays and musicals from Broadway stages, as well as performances and entertainers from all over the world. Shows include The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, CATS, School of Rock, Hair, Jersey Boys, RENT and more. Be the first in line for critically acclaimed Hamilton coming early 2022.

SHOW ME

The Arkansas Public Theatre believes the performing arts is an essential part of a healthy community — providing live theater experiences for audiences, performers and students that enhance the Rogers Historic District as a regional destination.

SHOW ME

More to See

Established in 1927. This downtown Fayetteville gem is a local music mecca, over the years showcasing acts like Turnpike Troubadours, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Zac Brown Band, Fitz & the Tantrums, Cherub, Tower of Power, Animal Collective, Phantogram, comedian Hannibal Burress, Sturgill Simpson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dierks Bentley and so many more.

SHOW ME

The state’s largest outdoor amphitheater hosting world-class touring artists and musicians for every music fan, including Janet Jackson, Rob Thomas, The Killers, comedian Trevor Noah, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Florida Georgia Line, Leon Bridges, Travis Scott, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert, The Smashing Pumpkins, Santana, Brad Paisley, Jackson Browne and more.

SHOW ME

Once a historic movie theater, the Meteor has been restored into a guitar store and performance venue. The store houses over a thousand instruments and amplifiers, local art pieces, and comfortably accommodates 370 people for live music, movie nights, or parties.

SHOW ME

Arkansas’ largest soundstage, with over 10,000 square feet of available shooting space, the space includes a large corner cyc wall, 15-foot grid, and lighting to make for the best experience for film, tv, and photo in Northwest Arkansas.

Spearheaded by president, founder, and Arkansas native, Blake Elder, Rockhill Studios was established with the goal to not only produce excellent content but to provide a one­-stop facility for all things creative, from pre-production to post.

The Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts and culture community.

SHOW ME

INTERFORM is at the forefront of creative growth and change in our community. They envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas and build robust programs to directly support that vision.

SHOW ME

Art Feeds fuels children’s curious, imaginative, and innovative skills by partnering with schools and organizations to implement creative and expressive curriculum and programming.

SHOW ME

Located in the heart of Fayetteville’s arts district, the Creative Community Center is a non-profit visual and studio arts organization providing classes, workshops and camps in a variety of hands-on art forms including clay and pottery, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass fusion and mixed media for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. 

SHOW ME

The Latin Art Organization of Arkansas promotes and strengthens Latin culture with a vision to preserve and enrich the Latin cultural heritage by contributing to its traditions, customs, creations, and concepts of universal inclusion through spirit and mind.

SHOW ME

Galleries

The Art Collective Gallery - Bentonville

523 SE 6th St. Bentonville AR
479-877-5868

   

Art On The Square

200 E Central Ave. Bentonville AR 72701
501-909-6270

   

211 South Gallery

(formerly Midtown gallery)

211 S. Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
479-268-5170

Wishing Springs

8862 W McNelly Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712
479-273-1798

   

Ed Cooley Gallery

115 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756
(888)-217-0442

   

Rogers Experimental House

121 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756
479-202-8631

   

The Art Collective Gallery – Rogers

228 S 1st St, Rogers, AR 72756
479-877-5868

   

Studio 300 – Partnership with Meals on Wheels Nonprofit

300 North 2nd Street Rogers, AR 72756
479-531-4470

 

Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE)

(formerly Art Center of the Ozarks)

214 S Main Street, Springdale, Arkansas, 72764
479-751-5441

   

Local Color Studio Gallery

275 S Archibald Yell Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-461-8761

 

Art Ventures

20 South Hill Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-871-2722

   

The Fenix Gallery

16 W Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
617-230-3548

   

Terra Studios

12103 Hazel Valley Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-643-3185

 

Velesero

Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-427-2012

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