Artosphere returns June 10-23
June, 2018

Artosphere returns June 10-23

Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival returns June 10 - 23, 2018.

The festival, presented by the Walton Arts Center, celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.

Below is a complete schedule for all Artosphere events in Northwest Arkansas. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.artospherefestival.org or call 479-443-5600.



Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Still on the Hill: Water Music 
The Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale
Friday, June 10, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10

Described as “Ambassadors of the Ozarks” for the work they do to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing, Kelly and Donna of Still on the Hill are award-winning, story-telling songwriters. Different from most singer-songwriters, this dynamic duo embellishes their songs with a host of unique instruments from the hills they call home.

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Still on the Hill: Water Music
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Visita
Saturday, June 11, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10

Described as “Ambassadors of the Ozarks” for the work they do to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing, Kelly and Donna of Still on the Hill are award-winning, story-telling songwriters. Different from most singer-songwriters, this dynamic duo embellishes their songs with a host of unique instruments from the hills they call home.

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Dover Quartet
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville
Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm | Tickets: $15

Artosphere’s resident quartet and founding principal strings for the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, the Dover Quartet will continue its multi-year residency in 2018. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.

Artosphere Film Series: Chasing Coral
Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater, Fayetteville
Sunday, June 17, 5 pm | Tickets: $5

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. 

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Arx Duo: Percussion Reimagined
Hunt Chapel, Rogers
Wednesday, June 13, 7 pm | Tickets: $15

Aspiring to expand the genre of percussion chamber music through performing and creative collaboration, Arx Duo has been blazing a trail in the realm of contemporary music since its inception at the Yale School of Music in 2014. Since then, the duo has performed and given educational clinics across three continents. Serving as members of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Arx Duo and will also lead a variety of community engagement performances throughout the Northwest Arkansas region.

Artosphere Film Series: The Buffalo Flows
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville

Thursday, June 14, 7 pm | Tickets: $5

The Buffalo Flows is a one-hour documentary written and produced by two-time Emmy Award® winner Larry Foley, professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas. Academy Award® winner Ray McKinnon narrates. Internationally known as an outstanding canoe stream, this 135-mile river, free of dams, is so much more, and the film captures what is protected. The story is about the bluffs and the trees, the flowers and the birds, and the giant elk. It’s about hiking and floating and camping and fishing, and it’s also about the people who make their homes in Buffalo River country year-round, and have for generations.

Artosphere KUAF Jazz Summer Concert Series: Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston
Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater, Fayetteville
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 pm | Tickets: $30-40

The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society kicks off the 20th KUAF Summer Jazz Series as part of Artosphere with the Bill Frissel Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston. Don't miss internationally acclaimed guitarist genius Frisell as he teams up with Morgan on bass and Royston on drums for an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra: Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Great Hall, Bentonville
Friday, June 15, 8 pm | $40

From the Great Hall of the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Maestro Rovaris leads the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in the 6th annual Mozart in the Museum performance. This exceptional program features Jonny Greenwood's Water; Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto featuring Marie Tachouet, Flute and Cheryl Losey Feder, Harp; and Mozart's Symphony No. 38 "Prague". Presented in partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the concert will be broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio. Seating is limited. 

Artosphere Film Series: Song of the Sea
Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater, Fayetteville
Sunday, June 17, 11 am | Tickets: $5

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last “seal child,” Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. 

Artosphere Festival: The Way Back Home
Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater, Fayetteville
Sunday, May 14, 2 pm, 4 pm | Tickets: $10

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space. Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake. The fuel tank is empty, and the boy must execute a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there.

Artosphere Film Series: Disneynature Oceans
Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater, Fayetteville
Sunday, June 17, 2 pm | $5

Journey to the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. It's an unprecedented look at the lives of these elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play. 

Artosphere Festival Orchestra: Beethoven Masterworks
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville
Tuesday, June 19, 7 pm | Tickets: $10

The Artosphere Festival Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the Emperor Concerto, featuring Italian pianist Maurizio Baglini; and Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral Symphony, a musical tribute to nature and the country setting where the symphony was written. This performance will be illustrated and animated by French artist Grégoire Pont, whose visual imagery drawn live, will accent Beethoven’s work and delight audiences of all ages

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: An Evening of Music with Roberto Diaz and Friends
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Great Hall, Bentonville
Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm | Tickets: $25

Roberto Díaz, violist and President/CEO of Curtis Institute of Music, will be joined in this performance by the current Curtis Quartet in Residence, Zorá String Quartet, and the former and founding Curtis Quartet in Residence, Dover Quartet. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert set amidst the inspiring architecture of Crystal Bridges' Great Hall and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ozarks. The evening’s program features Scott Slapin’s Capricious Viola Trio, Antonin Dvořák’s String Quintet in E-flat major “American” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet. The concert will be recorded by KUAF.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra: The American Spirit
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville
Saturday, June 23, 8 pm | Tickets: $15-$40

A contemporary American sampler, this concert features the unique compositions of Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon and John Adams, and the incredible artistry of violist Roberto Díaz. Each piece brings a distinct perspective to a concert that exemplifies the best of American classical music. 

Additional Info

  • Event date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
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Director of Marketing & Communications