An Overview of the Arts Center of the Ozarks

Witnessing any form of arts will certainly bring relaxation and happiness to one may it be musical shows, art exhibits, theater acts, or even cultural shows, these kinds of arts will surely capture the heart of the people who will get to experience it first-hand because of the amusing talents that these various artists possesses.

So, are you a fan of opera, Broadway shows, dramas, musicals, cultural events, theater or art exhibits? If you are, then, the Arts Center of the Ozarks, also known as ACO headed by Bryan Gott, is a great place that you can pay a visit to. The ACO, previously known as the Springdale Arts Association, is one of the oldest arts establishments that was built in the year 1967 in Springdale, Arkansas.

Today, the ACO has been known to be one of the best and largest organizations because of the great performances that they have delivered to the public. The ACO is a small local theatre with a seating capacity of 375 which was rebuilt last 2012 to become a better facility for the performers, artists and its audiences. Through the years, the ACO has been offering great shows and exhibits to the general public which makes it the reason why the center is still functioning and most visited by a variety of individuals who wish to experience and appreciate world class performances and artworks.

Moreover, the ACO had a transition last September 2020 and a nonprofit organization has taken charge in managing the art center. The charitable association, supported by the Tyson Family Foundation, which took over the management, is the Creative Arkansas Community Hub and Exchange (CACHE). The goal of this transition is to offer a wonderful opportunity for the arts to flourish in Springdale and to make the ACO as a modern-era arts center that will truly be loved by the people.

Some of the well-known various shows that were previously played at the AOC are The Sound of Music (2014), The Music Man (2015), Oklahoma! (2016), MAMMA MIA! (2019), Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. (April 2020), and their last play was Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (July 2020). Today, the ACO has postponed its shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of their artists, employees and the people who visit the art center and they are aiming to resume their operation in 2021.  

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