Imagine a community where all children, regardless of income, have the arts in their lives.
It's closer than you'd think.
At Walton Arts Center, our learning and education programs are designed to help students, teachers and families make certain that the arts remain an essential part of their lives.
We work to provide every northwest Arkansas student access to arts field classes through our Colgate Classroom Series and 100% Smart Partner Schools Initiative.
We strengthen school communities by sharing model arts integration strategies; training teachers to use the arts to improve student achievement through our Arts With Education (AWE institute) or SmArt Residency programs that include performances in schools, workshops and teacher instruction.
We bring Arkansas History to life via our original play created for 3rd and 4th graders: Digging Up Arkansas.
Through the generous support of our sponsors, most of our school programs are offered at low or no cost.
We also offer master classes and workshops with visiting artists, and work to engage audiences with pre-show Creative Conversations as part of our 10x10 Arts Series.
Walton Arts Center is proud to be a leader in arts education in Arkansas and the mid-South. By sharing program formats, ideas and results with other arts and education organizations in the state and nation, we strive to insure that arts participation is valued and supported by communities in and beyond Northwest Arkansas.
We invite you to explore our programs with the links above, or to make a gift to support these programs at right.
VP of Learning
Peter B. Lane,