Friday, May 24, 2013

Walton Arts Center contemplating amphitheater move to Rogers

Posted By on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: A concept of a new music pavilion.
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  • BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: A concept of a new music pavilion.
Interesting story brewing in Northwest Arkansas, where Fayetteville apparently faces the loss of another part of the Walton Arts Center operation.

The Fayetteville Flyer reports on talks of moving the Arkansas Music Pavilion from Fayetteville to Rogers. The center earlier had decided to build a new and larger performing arts center in Bentonville, to supplant the Fayetteville home. Bentonville is, of course, the home of the Walton fortune that has contributed to the center. From the Flyer:

“The city of Fayetteville has, for years, done whatever they could and almost whatever they were asked to accommodate the Walton Arts Center, including the AMP,” said commissioner and former alderman Bobby Ferrell, during a discussion on the future of the venue.

“I think the Walton Arts Center has an obligation to the city of Fayetteville,” said commission director Marilyn Heifner. “The city of Fayetteville stepped up 20 years ago and the citizens voted for a sales tax just for the Walton Arts Center. I think they ought to look to some place inside the Fayetteville city limits to keep (the AMP) here, especially if they’re going to build a 2,200-seat theatre in Bentonville.”

Steve Clark, president of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and a WAC board member, said he could not recommend moving the AMP without at least discussing some of the details of the proposed Rogers location.

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