Inverse Performance Art Festival to return April 12-15

Attendees watch a performance at last year’s Inverse Performance Art Festival


For the third year in a row, a performance art festival will take place in Fayetteville in the springtime.

Inverse Performance Art Festival is set for April 12-15 at various locations around Fayetteville and neighboring Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville.

The event is organized and curated by Cynthia Post Hunt of Fayetteville, AR and Emma Saperstein of San Luis Obispo, CA, and intended to “elevate the medium of performance art and immerse residents in the performative practice through workshops, lectures, panel discussions and open rehearsals.”

It will include performances from all over the country at various venues around the region, including homes, galleries, storefronts, alleyways, and “even out in the streets.”

This year, the event will concentrate in different cities each day. On Thursday, April 12, performances will take place in Rogers, on Friday the 13th, they will be in Bentonville, Saturday the 15th in Fayetteville, and on Sunday, April 16, in Springdale.

Specific performers and venues will be announced at a later date.

The festival is free to attend, and open to the public. For more information, visit