Arend Arts Center

The Arend Arts Center has become the centerpiece for school and community arts in Northwest Arkansas. Since its opening in 2004, over 1,200,000 patrons have attended performances, meetings, concerts, and other specialty events.


The stage has featured performances from the elementary level to high school, including the BHS Band, BHS Orchestra, and the nationally recognized BHS Choir program. BHS Drama has become highly recognized as one of the elite programs in Arkansas and is reflected by graduates now attending universities throughout the country. 


 Multiple community and National based arts organizations have also established the AAC as their theatrical home.  Annual events include performances by the Arkansas Philharmonic, NWA Conservatory of Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Miss Arkansas USA Pageant, and Masquerade Dance Competition to name a few.


 Professional Artists have also displayed their talents on the AAC stage, including concert pianists Vladimir Zaitsev and Rosario Andino.  Long-time entertainers Tim Conway and Harvey Korman.


The Arend Arts Center also has hosted several large scale meetings for businesses  and groups such as Walmart, Government Forums, Political parties, and Multi-cultural organizations.


With all of these events; however, the main focus of the Arend Arts Center is for the STUDENTS of Bentonville Public Schools.  This is and shall continue to be the focus of this wonderful Theatrical facility.