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Arts Vibrancy in Northwest Arkansas

April 4, 2019
With the growth of internationally recognized museums and other cultural amenities, the report found the region is becoming more competitive with American arts capitals

To evaluate the arts vibrancy of Northwest Arkansas, SMU DataArts examined arts providers, arts dollars and government support in both Benton and Washington counties over four years. The report shows overall arts vibrancy has increased since 2013 with the growth of large arts and cultural institutions, such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It has also substantially improved its rankings in arts education and other museums, as well as in the community-based, performing arts centers and theater sectors.

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