Tickets on sale for ‘Art Heist,’ part of Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Festival

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Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Festival will return this year, and tickets to one of the more unique shows are now on sale.

Art Heist, an immersive outdoor theatre experience coming to the festival this year, will be performed May 6-9 at the Town Center Plaza in Fayetteville, and from May 13-16 at Rogers Historical Museum’s Hawkins House Garden as part of this year’s festival.

From the description of the show:

The world’s single largest property theft took place 30 years ago when 13 art pieces, valued at half a billion dollars, were taken from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. They have never been recovered, and no arrests have been made in the case.

During this 90-minute, socially distanced, outdoor, immersive theater experience, audience members will meet a cast of characters involved in the theft. Patrons will interact with security guards, museum staff, investigators and suspects as they gather clues and try to figure out what really happened – but watch out for the red herrings. There’s still a reward, so you could solve the case and collect the cash.

Performances will be scheduled every 30 minutes on Thursday and Friday from 6-8:15 p.m., on Saturday from 2-4:15 p.m. and 5:30-8:15 p.m., and on Sunday from 2-3:30 and 5-6:30 p.m.

Though these performances are outside, patrons will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

For more information about the Artosphere Festival and a complete event lineup visit

Tickets to the show are $25. To purchase, visit