Walton Arts Center Council, Inc.

This non-profit corporation was created to serve as an agent for the University and the City to construct, manage, operate and maintain the Walton Arts Center, which is owned by the City and the University as tenants in common.  The Council is responsible for reviewing and revising, as required, the Center’s policies and fee structure, and for recommending to the Walton Arts Center Foundation passage of the annual operating and capital budgets.


Chaz Allen

Walton Arts Center



The Board of Directors of the Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. shall consist of at least ten (10) members, and not more than twenty (20) members. The selection, replacement and terms of office of Directors of the Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. shall be as specified in the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. as amended.


The Council consists of 20 members as follows:

  • Five appointed by the Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas
  • Five appointed by the Fayetteville City Council
  • Ten appointed at large
  • Walton Arts Center Board of Directors


City of Fayetteville appointee vacancies are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the City Clerk office which is distributed to the press and posted on the City’s web site: www.fayetteville-ar.gov

Meeting Times

Meetings are held four times a year at 4:00 p.m. on the Walton Arts Center Campus. 

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Position Name Address Phone Terms
Barbara Taylor 1599 West Halsell Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701-3902 (479) 521-6925 07/01/2013 thru 06/30/2016
Bill Waite 2486 Middleton Way, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 527-6725 07/01/2009 thru 06/30/2015
Hershey Garner 3390 E. Mission Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 444-8307 07/01/2008 thru 06/30/2017
Sarah Lewis 1908 West Berry Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 263-2087 07/01/2014 thru 06/30/2017
Steve Clark 438 East Fairway Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 521-4725 07/01/2011 thru 06/30/2016