Walton Arts Center announces expansion plan updates
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (November 30, 2010) – Walton Arts Center will hold a press conference regarding expansion plans on Wednesday, December 1 at 5pm in Starr Theater. Prior to the press event, the Facilities Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors based on the previously approved proposals and site selection criteria.
NOTE: Press packets will be available and there will be interview opportunities immediately following the press conference. Questions should be directed to Beth Goodwin at 479.571.2747.
Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ premier center for the performing arts and entertainment. Each year more than 140,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend over 350 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, graduations and more. Approximately 20,000 students and teachers from 30 school districts participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and over 300 volunteers donate more than 15,000 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 pay on average only 50% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.