Walton Arts Center plans free kids events to explore sustainability through art

You and Me and the Space Between / Courtesy photo

The Walton Arts Center has partnered with several community organizations to help local students and families explore sustainability through art.

Two events, inspired by the upcoming production of Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s You and Me and the Space Between, are planned this month that include hands-on activities, group discussions, crafts and games.

First up is an interactive workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Fayetteville Public Library where fourth through sixth grade students will gather for a craft project and a small group discussion about sustainability to brainstorm ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Registration is available at faylib.org.

A second event called Family Art Night is planned starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Walton Arts Center. Organizations like the Ozark Natural Science Center, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and the Museum of Native American History will set up crafts, games and other activities in the arts center’s atrium before the 7 p.m. performance of You and Me and the Space Between.

All pre-show activities are free. Tickets to the 7 p.m. show are $9 and can be purchased at the Walton Arts Center box office, by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.