The Arts and Life in Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas is home to many different arts organizations and events, and arts programming in the region is plentiful. Being immersed in the Northwest Arkansas community is incredibly important to our mission as a school.
Arts on Campus
The School of Art regularly hosts exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, and other
art-related events. Within the School of Art there is the Fine Arts Center Gallery
and the student-run sUgAR exhibition series. Also on campus is the student-run Anne
Kittrell Gallery located in the Student Union. The Drama and Music departments regularly
offer discounted or free programming for students as well.
Fine Arts Center Gallery
Anne Kittrell Gallery
Theatre Department Schedule
Music Department Schedule
Arts in Northwest Arkansas
In downtown Fayetteville, the Walton Arts Center brings Broadway quality theater and
musical performances to the city. The Fayetteville Underground and First Thursday
ArtWalks, which you'll also find in downtown Fayetteville, are great ways of introducing
students to some of our many local artists.
Venture a few miles up the road, and you'll find Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21C Museum Hotel and more.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
21C Museum Hotel
Walton Arts Center
Art Center of the Ozarks
Fayetteville First Thursday Art Walk
Graduate Students in the Community
Having our MFAs actively working and exhibiting on the downtown square and participating in First Thursdays, which attracts thousands of arts and culture enthusiasts, benefits our students, our school, the Fulbright College, and the University of Arkansas.
Every semester our MFAs present their work to the community in open studios, and in addition they collaborate with local organizations and galleries including Fayetteville Underground, LaLaLand, Backspace, and the Shed. Our MFAs actively contribute to our community, which we believe promotes and enriches our entire program and adds to the social fabric of our developing region.