Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fayetteville Drops Thoughts of Action Over Walton Arts Center Expansion

It seems the drama over action by the City of Fayetteville regarding a new Walton Arts Center in Bentonville has died a natural death.

When the announcement was first made that WAC would build a 2,200 seat performing arts center in Bentonville as well as a new 600 seat facility adjacent to the existing site in Fayetteville, there was talk about a lawsuit which, if successful, would deny WAC the right to build anywhere but in Fayetteville.

That idea did not gain much support. Next came a resolution put forth by two members of Fayetteville city council to renegotiate the current agreement with WAC, which does not expire until 2017. The resolution would require the renegotiation in order to make certain an equitable distribution of fundraising and programming for Fayetteville’s WAC.

That proposal was defeated 6-2 at a city council meeting last week.

Walton Arts Center staff has stated that it is committed to maintaining quality arts and entertainment in Fayetteville.

I think we should all move forward. It shouldn’t be Fayetteville vs. Bentonville. It should be what is good for all of Northwest Arkansas.

For more information:

My blog post a few weeks ago
Fayetteville Flyer blog

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