Artosphere returns June 10-29
June, 2019

Artosphere returns June 10-29

Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival returns June 10 - 29, 2019. The festival, presented by the Walton Arts Center, celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Artosphere Festival in 2019, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, we are focusing thematically on space. Since the dawn of time, space has been a source of wonder, innovation, and artistic inspiration for all the world’s people. Further, man’s exploration of space has given us the technology to look back on ourselves and observe both the Earth’s changing ecosystem and our shared humanity. In that Artosphere was designed to explore the intersection of arts + nature, always with an eye toward sustainability, space seems like the perfect theme.” – Scott Galbraith, Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer

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

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Sam Reider and The Human Hands 
Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs
Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10

Trout Fishing in America
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30pm | Tickets: FREE

Join us for a family-friendly concert full of tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life – featuring the musical talents of four-time Grammy nominated Ozark natives Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet.

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Sam Reider and The Human Hands 
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Visita
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10

Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth): A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space
Walton Arts Center
Thursday, June 13, 7pm | Tickets: $10

BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience, inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space. Illuminating the BEAUTY of the planet both natural and cultural (BELLA) and the INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all things on Earth (GAIA), this live concert blends music, dance, technology, and NASA satellite imagery to turn the stage planetary.

Trail Mix
Frisco Trail in Downtown Fayetteville
Friday, June 14, 5:30pm | Tickets: FREE

Artosphere’s signature event, Trail Mix returns to the Frisco Trail with live art and music, and activities for kids and families!

Artosphere Film Series: Wall-E
Walker Atrium at Walton Arts Center
Friday, June 14 | Tickets: FREE (reservation requested)

Following Trail Mix, join us for a special screening of Disney’s WALL-E in WAC’s Walker Atrium. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on (no chairs will be allowed).

Artosphere Film Series: A Beautiful Planet in IMAX
Malco Razorback Theater
Saturday, June 15, 10am | Tickets $10

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Music at Bentonville Farmers Market
Bentonville Square
Saturday, June 15, 9am

Music Schedule:

  • Mömandpöp, 9am-9:45am
  • Papa Rap, 10am-10:45am
  • The Crumbs, 11am – 11:45am

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Dover Quartet
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Monday, June 17, 6:30pm | Tickets: $15

Hailed by the New Yorker as “one of the world’s finest young string quartets” and returning for their ninth season as principal musicians in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, the Dover Quartet — featuring Joel Link, Bryan Lee, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and Camden Shaw — will once again bring their unmistakable sound to the Crystal Bridges Great Hall, surrounded and inspired by the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: Seraph Brass
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30pm | Tickets: $15

Known for engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players.

The Moon Project
21C Hotel, Bentonville
Wednesday, June 19, 7pm | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, New York based One Year Lease Theater Company is creating a brand-new work and Artosphere audiences will be among the first to see it. Join us for readings of this new work in locations* around Northwest Arkansas. Audience members will become a part of the creative process by listening to the piece in its early iterations, then engaging with the show’s creators post-show to offer feedback.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra: Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Thursday, June 20, 8pm | Tickets: $45

Returning for the seventh time to Crystal Bridges, this season’s all-Mozart AFO program includes Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Clarinet Concerto featuring clarinetist Andrea Levine, and Symphony No. 29. Broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM.

The Moon Project
Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale
Thursday, June 20, 7pm | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

The Moon Project
Walton Arts Center
Friday, June 21, noon | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

AFO: Off the Grid
Memorial Park Amphitheater in Downtown Siloam Springs
Friday, June 21 | Tickets: FREE

Stars and Songs by the Fire
Ozark Natural Science Center
Saturday, June 22, 6:30pm
Tickets: $35 for adults; $20 for children 5-12; $10 for children under 5 (includes all programing, musical performance and dinner)
Lodging: $60 for 2-bed lodging and breakfast; $100 for 4-bed lodging and breakfast; $150 for 6-bed lodging and breakfast

Rain or shine, we will begin with dinner at 6:30pm, followed by story time around a campfire and/or interpretive walk. Evening campfire fun with Smores is sure to be a big hit for all! An outdoor, story-telling and acoustic musical performance will begin at 8:30pm as the sky darkens and the fire dies down. At dark (approximately 9:30pm) we will walk into the meadow for star gazing. Participants can use binoculars and star charts to identify what they're seeing.

Artosphere Chapel Music Series: The Aeolus Quartet
Hunt Chapel, Rogers
Sunday, June 23, 2pm | Tickets: $15

Praised for combining smooth technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery, The Aeolus Quartet is known for performing time-seasoned masterworks alongside new cutting-edge works with equal freshness, dedication and fervor.

Artosphere Film Series: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Tuesday, June 25, 7pm | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

Artosphere Festival Orchestra's Masterworks of Mendelssohn & Brahms
Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
Wednesday, June 26, 7pm | Tickets: $10

Soaring strings, crashing symbols and timpani drum rolls to a tumultuous musical crescendo… with a decisive sweep of his baton, internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris will once again lead the Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO) through an enchanting symphonic experience.

AFO: Off the Grid
Dickson Street Entertainment District, Fayetteville
Thursday, June 27 | Tickets: FREE

Artosphere Film Series: Apollo 13
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Friday, June 28, 7pm | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

Artosphere Film Series: E.T.
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Saturday, June 29, 10am | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

Artosphere Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Saturday, June 29, 2pm | Tickets: FREE (reservation required)

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville
Saturday, June 29, 8pm | Tickets: $10-$49

Featuring the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès and a diverse program celebrating our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon, AFO musicians will perform a collection of works by composers ranging from Strauss, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Debussy and Puccini, to the modern likes of John Williams.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Monday, 10 June 2019
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