Outings Under $20: 2018 Artosphere festival events in Northwest Arkansas!

Artosphere, Walton Arts Center’s annual festival, is happening this year on June 10-23 and there are LOTS of great events that you and the kids will love.

Artosphere celebrates art, music and nature with exciting performances, activities and events that the whole family can enjoy. Each year, Artosphere spotlights artists and performers from around the world who are inspired by nature, and provides a creative framework for the community to discuss issues of sustainability and environmental awareness.

“The 2018 festival will celebrate the importance of our water resources, while discussing conservation efforts and drawing connections between water and art through activities and artistic expressions that are both fun and educational,” said Scott Galbraith, VP of Programming and Executive Producer at Walton Arts Center.

With water in mind, here are three Artosphere films happening on Father’s Day:

  • Song of the Sea
  • Disneynature Oceans
  • Chasing Coral

There are also several “trail mix” music events happening on June 15-16 if you want to take dad out to enjoy the fun. These are always popular and very entertaining!

Trail Mix schedule:

Trail Mix: Fayetteville
Friday, June 15, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Fayetteville Arts District

Trail Mix comes to the entertainment district with artists and musicians performing adjacent to Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail and around the Walton Art Center campus. Take part in a movement exploration hosted by The Spark Foundation and arts and crafts Community Creative Center in the arts center’s Rose Garden. Gather for a live radio broadcast and simulcast of the AFO’s Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum concert.

Trail Mix Fayetteville artists include: The Crumbs, Melody Pond, Rozenbridge, Still on the Hill, Block Street Hot Club, Mobile Aquarium, Water Bombs and more.

Trail Mix: Bentonville
Saturday, June 16, 11 am to 1 pm
Downtown Square to Crystal Bridges Museum

On Saturday, Trail Mix comes to Bentonville with artists and musicians performing at trail locations between Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get started at Compton Gardens, and then move north along the Crystal Bridges Trail to a hillside entertainment stop at the museum’s James Turrell Skyspace art installation, The Way of Color.

Trail Mix Bentonville artists include: The Crumbs, Melody Pond, Rozenbridge, Water Bombs and more.

→ Kick off the Bentonville Trail Mix event with the 4th Annual Crystal Bridges Garden Party on Saturday, June 16, 11 am to 4pm at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (admission is FREE!).

CLICK HERE to see a full line-up of Artosphere events, including the chapel music series and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ “Creek Critters” family class.

Looking for more local outings that are budget friendly? CLICK HERE to see our Outings Under $20 posts for more fun things to do with the kids in Northwest Arkansas!