15-Acre Site In Mix For Center

Board Yet To Choose Location For Expansion

Posted: November 18, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Choreographer and dancer Bill Hastings, left, leads a group of students Oct. 14 through a series of dance moves while hosting a workshop, through assistance from Dance and More Store, for area students to benefit the Thea Foundation at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The arts center board is planning to open another center in Bentonville and is considering locations.

A 15-acre tract acquired last year by Walmart along East Central Avenue could be the latest in the running for the site of a planned Walton Arts Center expansion.

At A Glance

Walton Arts Center Expansion Timeline

2015-16: Design and budget Bentonville location

2016-18: Construction at Bentonville location

2018: Open Bentonville performing arts center

Source: Walton Arts Center

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