Fayetteville Considers Funding Options for Walton Arts Center

An evaluation of funding options for an expansion of the Walton Arts Center has grown into a proposal that includes plans for a regional park and permanent location for an outdoor concert venue in Fayetteville.

Marilyn Heifner, director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotions Commission, proposed $24 million in bonds approved by city residents to help fund the projects. Her idea grew from studying a request for $8.5 million to help fund a $20 million center expansion.