28 | CITISCAPES | JUNE 2019 ull of free and low-cost performances at venues across our region, Artosphere Arts + Nature Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, so the theme is space. Space has been a source of wonder, innovation and artistic inspiration for people since the beginning of time. Artosphere is presented by Walton Arts Center and will take place from June 10-29 with more than 20 performances spread throughout Northwest Arkansas that celebrate nature – many times actually in nature. ARTOSPHERE CHAPEL MUSIC SERIES Set within the most beautiful spaces in our region, Artosphere’s Chapel Music series will stir audiences and refresh spirits. Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. Having been featured at the Lincoln Center and on NPR, Sam Reider and The Human Hands create irresistible melodies, fiery improvisations and share roots music with soul. An Artosphere favorite, Dover Quartet passionately performs great chamber music and delights audiences by championing less traditional music as well. New to Artosphere, Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. The members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the National Symphony, among others. Arkansan Gretchen Renshaw James, tuba player for the group, is also director of bands at Hendrix College in Conway. Another debut group at this year’s festival is Aeolus Quartet, an all- American string quartet whose vision is to share the power of music with wide- ranging audiences. FAMILY FUN ON THE FRISCO TRAIL Bring the whole family down to Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail for an Artosphere signature event, Trail Mix. This free event features pop- up concerts, games and educational fun all along the greenway that is out of this world. With the space theme of Artosphere, activities will revolve around exploration and planet knowledge. Trail Mix will be followed by a special screening of Disney’s WALL-E in Walton Arts Center’s Walker Atrium and a planetarium experience in Starr Theater. ARTS & CU LTU R E | BY K ATH ERI N E GAN O U N G | PH OTOS CO U RTE SY O F WALTO N ARTS CENTER Celebrating its 10th Year, Artosphere Festival Returns June 10-29 TAKING ART INTO OUR COMMUNITIES AND ACROSS THE UNIVERSE F Artosphere Festival Orchestra