Olivia Walton is also enthusiastic about Northwest Arkansas’ place in the national arts conversation.
“I think we’re on the map; I think Bentonville is up there with Marfa,” she said, referencing the small west Texas town that’s known as an arts hub. “Whenever I’m on the coasts, people know of Crystal Bridges, and they respect what Alice is doing. They admire the collection, and I think we’re on the shortlist for top art destinations in the country.
“There’s a lot more we can do to add to that, and I think we are doing that with the Momentary, in particular, and what we’re doing with Oz Art. When I hear people say about Bentonville, ‘Oh, my gosh, there’s art everywhere,’ that’s how I know we’re on the right track.” Read MORE.