Walton Arts Center & Walmart AMP - A Hub for Arts and Culture in Northwest Arkansas

By: NWA Daily

The Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP envision a future where they are nationally renowned for their innovative, inclusive approach to providing first-class arts experiences. Positioned at the heart of Northwest Arkansas' cultural and entertainment scene, these institutions strive for relevance, inclusivity, sustainability, and excellence in order to create a vibrant community where access to great art is fundamental.

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Diverse Programming for All Audiences

Both the Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP offer a diverse array of arts experiences, appealing to various audiences, needs, and interests. From touring Broadway shows to dance, comedy, and cirque companies from around the globe, they provide numerous free or reduced-price opportunities for the community to enjoy world-class artists.

Supporting the Next Generation of Performing Arts

Walton Arts Center is home to three resident companies - Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Trike Theatre for Youth, and Community Creative Center. As an incubator for developing performing arts companies, Walton Arts Center ensures the performing arts remain a vital part of life in our region, responding to the needs of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country.


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Mission and History

The Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP are dedicated to bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas, connecting and engaging people through inspiring arts experiences. Since its inception in the late 1980s, Walton Arts Center has grown significantly and now operates three facilities, enriching the cultural vibrancy of the region, driving the resurgence of Fayetteville's Entertainment District, and fostering emerging artists for over a quarter of a century.

Arts Education & Impact

As a non-profit organization, the revenues from programming at Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP support learning and education programs that ensure the arts remain an essential part of the lives of students, teachers, and families in Northwest Arkansas. Through various initiatives and partnerships, these institutions work to provide every student in the region access to arts field trips and in-depth professional development for teachers.


The Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP are dedicated to fostering a future where access to great art is a fundamental aspect of the Northwest Arkansas community. Through diverse programming, support for emerging arts companies, and a commitment to arts education, these institutions play a crucial role in shaping the cultural landscape of the region.

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