The Arend Arts Center has become the centerpiece for school and community arts in Northwest Arkansas. Since its opening in 2004, over 1,200,000 patrons have attended performances, meetings, concerts, and other specialty events. The Arend Arts Center also has hosted several large scale meetings for businesses and groups such as Walmart, Government Forums, Political parties, and Multi-cultural organizations.
Multiple community and National based arts organizations have also established the AAC as their theatrical home. Annual events include performances by the Arkansas Philharmonic, NWA Conservatory of Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Miss Arkansas USA Pageant, and Masquerade Dance Competition to name a few.