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Wellness Festival Closing Conversation with Alice Walton and Arianna Huffington

Great Hall
$25 ($20/members)
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We invite you to join us for the closing conversation of our Wellness Festival, featuring Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, author, and founder of The Huffington Post, and Alice Walton, philanthropist and founder of Crystal Bridges as well as the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine.

Drawing from their lives and work, Ms. Huffington and Ms. Walton will discuss the intersections of art, medicine, health, and wellbeing.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Ticket includes admission to the event. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m.


About the Speakers

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a behavior change technology company with the mission of improving health and productivity outcomes. She has been named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, both became instant international bestsellers. Most recently, she wrote the foreword to Thrive Global’s first book Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps.


Image of Alice Walton posed in the modern art gallery
Photography by Stephen Ironside

Alice Walton

Philanthropist Alice Walton is deeply committed to the advancement of art and wellness. She founded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Art Bridges Foundation to expand access to American art in Arkansas and across the nation. She also founded the Alice L. Walton Foundation to increase access to arts, improve education, enhance health and well-being, and advance economic opportunity.

Alice’s transformative experiences in the arts led to an interest in wellness, and how art, nature, and the spaces around us shape and improve our lives. Alice established Heartland Whole Health Institute, a non-profit organization that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being by working with health systems to redesign healthcare delivery. Construction of the Institute building is currently underway on the Crystal Bridges campus, slated to open in late 2024. She also founded Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, which will offer a four-year, medical degree-granting program that integrates traditional medical education with the arts, humanities, and whole health principles. Slated to open in fall 2025, the school will be adjacent to the museum campus and connected through a series of trails.‌‌