Small Market Meetings

JUN 2017

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June 2017 39 - Mart Built LOCATION Fayetteville, Arkansas TYPE OF VENUE Off-site, theater CAPACITY 1,200 NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS Chancellor Hotel CONTACT INFO 479-443-5600 www.waltonartscenter.org Walton Arts Center Although there are no restau- rants or on-site caterers at the Walton Arts Center, the center operates a concession stand, and more than a dozen restaurants that welcome groups are within walking distance of the venue. The meetings and events staff works with a select group of pre- The natural beauty of the building makes decorating for events a breeze, as there is no need for extensive decor in the already striking space. The win- dow of the Walker Atrium looks out on the historic Old Main — the first building at the University of Arkansas, built in 1879 — and provides a symbolic glance of the Over the years, the Walton Arts Center has been a landmark in Fayetteville and on Dickson Street. Residents have grown up seeing shows and performances at the center, and there is a sense of nostalgia associated with the venue. This year, the center is Catering Showstopper 25 Years Onstage The Walton Arts Center began as a meeting venue, and one of its premier sponsors, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has held its annual shareholder meeting in the cen- ter's amphitheater since its incep- tion. The center offers six meeting and event spaces, including the Baum Walker Hall, maximum 1201 guests; the Starr Theater, Meeting Spaces maximum 250 guests; the McBride Studio, maximum 60 guests seat- ed or 100 guests for a standing reception, depending on the setup; the Sudduth Garden Room and Bradberry Amphitheater, maximum 32 guests seated or 100 for a standing reception; and the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, maxi- mum 75 guests. ferred caterers that offer diverse menus and are familiar with the ins and outs of the Walton Arts Center's unique spaces. The cen- ter does allow alcohol; however, the center's management is the sole provider for the venue, so all sales need to go through the events team. region's rich past. The spaces inside the Walton Arts Center are great for birthday parties, holiday gatherings and more, and the group sales department will gladly arrange flexible payment options and group ticket prices for performances before and after events. celebrating 25 years of entertain- ing guests, and the anniversary season is packed with perfor- mances to please all ages. Everything from Broadway pro- ductions to one-man shows and jazz concerts will grace the stage.

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