Giveaway: Tickets to Artosphere’s ZooZoo at Walton Arts Center!



Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Andrea Poplin, mama to six and winner of the ZooZoo tickets. She can’t wait to take her three youngest children to see this. Have fun, Poplins!

Last year’s Artosphere Festival was so much fun, Walton Arts Center is bringing it back again! The six-week festival celebrates artists who are inspired by nature.

Including music, theater, visual arts, lectures and more, Artosphere features dozens of arts events presented in both traditional (on stages) and unusual (on a nature trail or in a chapel) locations in April and May. One of the  great kid shows during kick-off week is Imago Theater’s ZooZoo and today we’re giving away a FOUR-PACK of these tickets!

The show will be on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. Read this funny snippet about the show: The rabbits are big enough to drive cars. The polar bears are little enough to curl up in your lap. The hippos might not weigh thousands of pounds, but their bed still doesn’t seem big enough for both of them. Welcome to the world of Imago Theater!

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d like to win FOUR tickets to see ZooZoo, just click on the comment button below and answer this question: If your kid could bring home an animal from the zoo, what would it be? My daughter LOVES horses, so she’d probably go for a zebra. She always takes lots of pictures of the big cats, too.

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New this year, you can buy an Artosphere Festival pass. For just $79, the festival pass offers an exclusive all-access Artosphere experience, including VIP Seating, free admission to more than 20 Artosphere events, Artosphere gifts at each event, special access to rehearsals and more. Artosphere Festival Passes can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting or

“Artosphere was inspired by the natural beauty of our state and regional focus on sustainability. We’re proud that last year more than 20,000 people experienced nature, the environment and sustainability through a different lens with more than 80 arts and nature programs and events. This year, we hope to reach more audiences to make a bigger artistic and economic impact on the region,” said Peter Lane, Walton Arts Center president/CEO.

Passholders receive free admission to over dozens of Artosphere events and a host of Pass Perks, which include free gifts, VIP Seating, access to open rehearsals and Creative Conversations with artists. Seats are guaranteed only with reservations; otherwise, admission will be on a first-come first served basis.

Passholders get access to the entire Artosphere Festival 2011 lineup. Here are some of the exciting events included to look forward to:

  • Performances by the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, conducted by Corrado Rovaris, exploring how American and Italian composers have used nature as inspiration
  • The Nature of Strings Chamber Music series: intimate string ensemble performances in stunning chapel locations throughout Northwest Arkansas **
  • The Artosphere Trail Mix Concert Tour:  Bike or walk along the trails at Lake Fayetteville and hear five different bands performing acoustic or solar/pedal-powered music
  • Artosphere Children’s Theater: Theater companies from Canada, Italy and the United States explore nature and the environment in innovative, entertaining ways
  • The National Geographic Live Speakers Series, featuring photographer Joe Sartore, chef and conservationist Barton Seaver, and photographer Annie Griffiths
  • and many more!

**limited capacity, reservations recommended

For more information about these performance or others, contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Click on the orange button below to leave a comment and possibly win those great ZooZoo tickets!


  1. My three kiddos are monkeys and I call them “my Chickens”, so either one would be awesome to have at home.

  2. My daughters would bring home the Zebras and horses! My oldest is trying to convince us to turn the garage into a stable! She wants zebras and horses.

  3. My daughter loves lions. She does have a cat and has be happy with checking out the lions at the zoo.

  4. My daughter would bring a bunny home from the zoo because they look snuggly. My son would prefer a lion.

  5. My kids love just about all animals so it would be hard to decide. I think a monkey would win out though.

  6. My son collects stuffed versions of the zoo animals. He is currently wishing for a monkey and gorilla! I know he would absolutely love this show!

  7. The animal my 4yr old son would bring home from the zoo would definitely be a gorilla! My 2 yr old daughter prefers the ‘roaring’ lions!

  8. My daughter would bring home a giraffe or zebra, whereas my son would bring home a lion. I’m thinking a quick trip to Build A Bear would be better for me. 🙂

  9. My grandson Donovan wanted Santa to bring him a lion so bad last Christmas that he was a little disappointed when all he had was a stuffed lion! He would love to see this show. He’s five and the perfect age for seeing this. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. I would love for grand daughters Ivy and Lucy to be able to attend this show on free tickets.

  11. My oldest would definitely take home a tiger. He thinks he is one. My younger son is more of the strong silent type and would want a giraffe. My littlest would no doubt enjoy monkeys, since the boys might as well be monkeys!

  12. My oldest daughter would probably try to bring home tiger, but I think that my newest daughter would fit right in with the monkeys : )

  13. Would love to take my 3 youngest to this. We as parents of 6 feel like we are already there on a daily basis. Lol!

  14. My son would bring home a lion, daughter a frog and my other daughter all of the above.

  15. I shudder to think what my children would bring home from the zoo. My youngest would defiantly bring home a monkey, my oldest would bring home a cheetah, and my middle child would bring home something I could never predict.

  16. I’m pretty sure my son would bring home a monkey! He is one himself and would LOVE having someone to climb the trees with him!

  17. We would love to take our two sons to this show. We have heard only good things about it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. My two would definitely bring home a lion, and argue over whose lion was bigger!!

  19. My little one would bring home a baby jaguar. She loves Diego so much. She pretends she’s Diego all the time and baby jaguar is always helping her out on her adventures.

  20. Wow, this sounds fun! Hmmm, my kids would probably love to bring home any animal from the zoo…but really, my house is enough of a zoo without any zoo animals!!

  21. My kids would chose the monkeys. They love making monkey sounds and often act like little monkeys themselves.

  22. Out of all the zoo animals, my 2 year old son loved the baby bear. I’m pretty sure he’d bring it home if he could. Ha ha..

  23. A lion.. my youngest and I just had this conversation last night. He thinks they look so soft and cuddly.. 🙂 thanks mamas!

  24. I think she would bring home a monkey….it would be like having another sibling. haha 🙂

  25. Zoo tickets would be fantastic there is noting compared to seeing animal live and using our imagination it would be fun to watch their faces light up .

  26. My kids would bring home monkeys so they could jump around and dance together!

  27. my 3 year old wants a giraffe really bad 🙂
    Flamingo for my girlie pink loving 7 year old, and I’ll have to ask my 9 year old later today!!! Sounds like a fabulous show.

  28. Oliver wakes up everyday as a new animal so it is hard to say which one it would be. It would depend on the day and today it was a cat.

    Shiloh would bring home something low maintenance.
    Benjamin would bring home something loveable.
    Kessiah would bring home something she could care for.

  29. My two girls a fascinated with the monkeys. They could watch them all day….hummm? maybe that is why they jump around like monkeys all day.

  30. My two little guys loved this question when I asked and haven’t stopped asking my to be serious- HA. I have two boys wanting to bring home a panda bar and a fuzzy monkey, just from our Asian studies 🙂

  31. My four year old would definitely bring home a monkey, which would fit in perfectly in our crazy house!

  32. If my daughter could bring home something, it would probably be a manatee. If my son could bring home something, it would be a deer.

  33. I think my son would bring home a kangaroo to jump around the house with him. 🙂

  34. My daughter loves animals she would love to bring everyone of them home but especially horses!!

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