Various times, June 10-29. Walton Arts Center.
The 10th annual Artosphere Festival will take place June 10-29, with multiple events throughout Northwest Arkansas. Presented by the Walton Arts Center, this year’s Artosphere theme is an endlessly fascinating, existentially mystifying source of inspiration for artists of all mediums: space. The festival, created to bring artists and performers from around the country and the world together, focuses on nature and issues of sustainability. This year’s performances and events are inspired by our planet and greater universe, and the schedule includes movie screenings, concerts and staged play readings. Plus, what would a celebration of the vastness of the universe be without a little star-gazing? Guests can register for the Ozark Natural Science Center’s Stars and Songs by the Fire event, which features fireside dinner, storytelling and acoustic performances before gazes turn skyward with telescopes and binoculars for a look at the constellations.
Or, if you’re more of an indoor kid, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra will perform three large concerts, and the festival’s Chapel Series will feature multiple performances in chapels, churches and other places with unique architecture. Artosphere’s main event, Trail Mix, will take place on the Frisco Trail with art and live music for kids and families, culminating in a free screening of Disney’s “WALL-E” at the Walton Arts Center’s Walker Atrium. For more information, a schedule of events and to buy tickets, head to artospherefestival.org. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by calling 479-443-5600.