Updated: Dec 30, 2019
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust has been working for the last seven years to conserve and restore Wilson Springs Preserve, a 121-acre prairie wetland. Despite being in an urban area, the preserve is the largest wetland remnant in Fayetteville and one of the last tall grass prairies in the region. Public access plans are being implemented and the property is scheduled to open for public use in the summer of 2019. As part of the opening activities, we are hosting an immersive nature and arts festival unlike any other in Northwest Arkansas. Immerse: Wilson Springs will take place throughout September 2019, and will explore the connection between nature, arts, and the human experience through small-and large-scale temporary art installations; interactive theatre and musical performances; guided and self-led hikes; natural art making activities; plein-air, drawing, and nature photography workshops; wellness sessions; and other immersive activities for all ages. All events will center on the core public benefits of land conservation: clean water, healthy habitats, and access to nature and recreation.
We're excited to launch a Request for Proposals for IMMERSE: Wilson Springs! We're looking for artists with ideas for installations, sculptures, performances, workshops, experiences and more. For more info and to submit your ideas, please click here!