Northwest Arkansas (April 9, 2010) –Today, Walton Arts Center unveiled new programming for the 2010 Festival, announced Sustainability Initiatives and previewed the 2011 Artosphere Festival. Artosphere is a new arts and nature festival designed to celebrate artists – influenced by nature – who help inspire us to live more sustainable lives. The Festival officially kicks off on Earth Day, April 22 and can be found on the web at www.artospherefestival.org.
At the Festival Preview Brunch, Walton Arts Center president and chief executive officer, Peter Lane announced, “This is a new kind of festival for Arkansas. With more than five weeks of free or low cost programs all over the region, the arts will be accessible to everyone. We feel that the Festival is a way to engage new audiences and inspire people to see nature, the environment and sustainability through a different lens.”
Lane adds, “A year ago, Artosphere was just a unique idea inspired by the natural beauty of our state and regional focus on sustainability. We’re proud to finally see it come to fruition. With over 80+ programs and events, it has the potential to make huge artistic and economic impact on our region.”
Programs & Events
Walton Arts Center, vice president of programs, Jenni Swain announced new Artosphere 2010 programs, which include visual arts,
music, dance, poetry and theater. The Festival features performances, lectures, events and exhibitions at Walton Arts Center and various Northwest Arkansas locations. Artosophere is a regional festival with partners such as Fayetteville First Friday, Downtown
Bentonville, Inc., Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts, Crystal Bridges at the Massey, Compton
Gardens, UA Art Department, UA Applied Sustainability Center, KUAF/Fulbright Chamber Music Series, NWA Writing Project, TheatreSquared, The AMP at NWA Mall, Rogers Little Theater, Trike Theater and regional schools, libraries and bookstores.
For more information on Artospehere, visit www.artospherefestival.org.