Northwest Arkansas Attractions
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located about 20 miles north of Fayetteville in Bentonville, takes its name from nearby Crystal Spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall.
Crystal Bridges is building its permanent collection through the efforts of its professional staff as well as important gifts from private collectors such as Alice Walton and others. The collection features American masterworks dating from the Colonial era to contemporary times and will be on view to the public year-round.
The Museum also displays a changing array of special exhibitions featuring art from museums and collections throughout the region, the nation, and abroad.
Surrounded by 120 acres of forests and gardens, Crystal Bridges offers a revitalizing environment for experiencing art and cultural events. The grounds are a place of natural and artistic beauty, equally suited for quiet reflection and exploring with family and friends. Six pedestrian and multi-use trails wind through the campus, connecting the surrounding neighborhoods, parks, and downtown Bentonville to the Museum.
Walton Arts Center
The Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in Fayetteville offers a variety of theater, music, art, and other activities from touring Broadway plays to world-reknown musicians. They have a live music venue at the Washington County Fairgrounds, called The Amp, that presents touring musical acts from rock to pop to country throughout the Summer months.
Fayetteville Farmers Market
The Fayetteville Farmers Market is an award-winning farmers market on the Fayetteville Downtown Square on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings 9am to 2pm., and at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesdays and 9am to 2pm on Sundays.