Graphic: Courtesy, Walton Arts Center
Full of free and low-cost performances, Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This year’s festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon so the theme is space. Artosphere, presented by Walton Arts Center, will take place from June 10-29 at locations across the region.
Artosphere Chapel Music Series
Set within the most beautiful spaces in our region, Artosphere’s Chapel Music series will stir audiences and refresh spirits. With music from renowned quartets and folk ensembles, explore the many performances throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Family Fun on the Frisco Trail
Bring the whole family down to Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail for an Artosphere signature event, Trail Mix. This free event on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 pm features pop up concerts, games and educational-fun all along the greenway from Meadow Street to Wilson Park.
Trail Mix will be followed by a special screening of Disney’s WALL-E in Walton Arts Center’s Walker Atrium and a planetarium experience in Starr Theater.
Artosphere Festival Orchestra
An outstanding, world-renowned group of musicians known as the Artosphere Festival Orchestra return for a ninth year under the baton of Maestro Corrado Rovaris, Opera Philadelphia’s music director. The orchestra will perform several can’t-miss performances on June 20 at Crystal Bridges and on June 26 and 29 at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.
AFO musicians will then head “off the grid,” bringing music to the people with pop-up concerts in downtown Siloam Springs on Friday, June 21 and the Dickson Street Entertainment District on Thursday, June 27. Don’t be surprised to have a quartet join your dinner plans or a cellist play as you sip a pint.
AFO’s finale performance celebrates the moon. Featuring the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès, patrons can expect an out-of-this-world performance.
For more information and a complete festival event lineup, visit www.artospherefestival.org.