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Garden Party

Nature Party
Garrison Lobby, Bellows & Cassatt Rooms, Durand & Estes Studios, Main Galleries, Great Hall, Main Entrance
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Weather Update: This year’s Garden Party has been moved indoors due to rain, but don’t worry—there’s still plenty of free family fun to enjoy!

Celebrate the beauty of Crystal Bridges’ trails and grounds with our annual Garden Party! Come explore our grounds, flex your creative muscles, learn about nature, and more with outdoor fun for the whole family.

Complete with artmaking, great food prepared by our restaurant Eleven and local food trucks, live performances by Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival, local musicians, and more, there’s no better way to explore your museum and the Natural State.

See you there!

Free, no tickets required. Drop by anytime from 12 to 4 p.m.

Program Guide

Nature Partners and Performers

Pollinator Partnership
Department of Geoscinces, University of Arkansas
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Wild Ones
Illinois River Watershed Authority
NWA Master Naturalists
Lorna Tiggs Fire on Earth
Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds


Arkansas Country Dance Society
Ozark Footsong – Steve and Joanie Green
Blue Thread
Common Roots
Ozark Daughter – Traci Rae Manos
Drew Hutson Rogers
Plein Air Painters
Walton Arts Center Artosphere


What to Know Before You Go 

  • This year’s Garden Party is located along the Art Trail between the South Lobby and Compton Gardens, at the Skyspace just off the south end of the Art Trail, on the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson House Lawn, and on the museum’s South Lawn.
  • This is a free, drop-in event. No tickets or pre-registration are required, so swing by and enjoy the fun!
  • Worried about the weather? Call the Inclement Weather line at (479) 657-2488 to check on any rain plans. If weather-related issues arise, a decision to move the event indoors will be made by 8 a.m. the day of the event.
  • Parking options include Crystal Bridges’ upper, lower, and additional parking areas near the main entrance. We also welcome you to walk or bike from downtown Bentonville via the Art Trail.