The Arend Arts Center is a cultural centerpiece for school and community arts in Northwest Arkansas. Since its opening in 2002, well over 1,000,000 patrons have attended performances, meetings, concerts, and other specialty events in this facility. The AAC is the performance home of the Bentonville High School Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, and Theatre program. It has hosted several large-scale meetings for businesses and groups such as Walmart, government forums, political parties, and multi-cultural organizations. Multiple community and national arts organizations have also established the AAC as their theatrical home.