Walton Arts Center Wants $8.5 Million for Fayetteville Expansion

A&P Commissioners To Consider Request Jan. 14

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

An artist’s rendering shows what the Walton Arts Center could look like after an expansion of its Dickson Street campus. Arts center officials have requested $8.5 million from the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission to help with the planned renovation.

Walton Arts Center officials want taxpayers to help renovate the performing arts venue on Dickson Street.

At A Glance

Arts Center Renovation

Walton Arts Center officials plan to begin a $20 million renovation in Fayetteville late this year. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction on a new performing arts center in Bentonville is expected to begin in early 2016 and end by mid-2018.

Source: Walton Arts Center

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$8.5 Million Request

Go to the online version of this story at nwaonline.com to view a full copy of the Walton Arts Center’s $8.5 million request to the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission.

Source: Staff Report

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Taxes in Fayetteville are high enough. When will it end? I don't think that all taxpayers should be asked to fund the WAC. I doubt seriously that all of them use it. This is the kind of thing that should be mostly funding by philanthropy, IMO.

Posted by: SPA

January 1, 2013 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I would like to see a Convention Center in Fayetteville for Boat, Gun, RV, Home and Trade/business related shows before investing even more into the Arts. Diversity is a good thing isn't it?

Posted by: fishingbears

January 1, 2013 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )