This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
– Henry David Thoreau
Nature sparks our imagination and all great artists regardless of their medium have used nature to spark their creativity and inspire their work.
Do you need to be inspired?
Spending the day on the golf course, on a mountain bike or hiking trail or on the lake is sure to relax and inspire. Bella Vista offers more than outdoor adventure, from the beautiful Cooper Memorial Chapel to our annual Arts & Crafts Festival, there is something for everyone.
Small Town Arts
Surrounded by tall oak trees and beautiful gardens, designer E. Fay Jones’ Cooper Memorial Chapel uses a Gothic architectural design from the 14th Century to create a connection between art and nature. Explore the grounds and journey inside the chapel for quiet reflection and inspiration.
Discover Art Festivals
Bella Vista is home to the famous Bella Vista Arts & Craft Festival, held annually on the third weekend of October. This premier arts & crafts show features around 300 artisans, exhibitors and food vendors working together to ensure an expiring and entertaining weekend. It’s one of the few festivals to require all items for sale be handmade by the artisan. Sponsored by the Village Art Club of Bella Vista, over 200 volunteers come together at the event to make your visit enjoyable. All proceeds from the festival go toward art scholarships for young artists, donations to children’s art programs and other non-profit art organizations.
Only minutes south of Bella Vista experience Crystal Bridges Museum, featuring art from Norman Rockwell, architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright, and the chance to walk among outdoor art exhibits nestled among eight nature trails that surround the center. Children can get in on the inspiration by visiting the Scott Family Amazeum located next to the museum and have a hands-on and interactive experience fun for kids of all ages, and probably igniting your imagination too.
Looking for live music and entertainment? Bella Vista is minutes away from the Victory Theater in Rogers, which hosts a variety of musicals and plays year round that you are sure to love. Live music can also be found at the Walmart AMP, Walton Arts Center, and several local restaurants which will get your feet moving and allow you to experience both nationally and locally known artists.
Art, music or architecture — discover Bella Vista and find your connection to art that inspires.