Public Art Advisory Committee



The Bentonville Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) and Visit Bentonville are seeking proposals for artwork in the public realm to expand art and culture throughout the community to reflect the growing artistic endeavors in Northwest Arkansas. 

They are seeking proposals for artwork at two locations in Bentonville. The first location is in northern Bentonville at the corner of Tiger Boulevard and NW A Street and is at the northeast corner of Park Springs Park.The second location is in southwest Bentonville inside the roundabout at the intersection of SW Bright Road and SW Gator Boulevard.

Corner @ Park Springs Park

Roundabout @ Bright Road

Proposal Deadline is June 5th, 2019 at 12 p.m. CST

Rainbow Spring
Lawrence Plaza, 214 NE A Street

Rainbow Spring is Bentonville's first technology-enabled interactive art piece. It consists of a series of acrylic tubes with LED light strips inside. The LED lights are programmable and set in motion by sensors mounted in the sculpture. When activated, the LED lights mathematically replicate the physics of gravity inviting people to play with the sculpture and explore the casual relationship between the lights and sensors.

The interactive art piece is permanently installed at the entrance to Lawrence Plaza and was made possible through a partnership with Bentonville Parks and Recreation, the Public Arts Advisory Committee, Visit Bentonville, and the Scott Family Amazeum. Rainbow Spring was created by Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent in collaboration with the Scott Family Amazeum Creative team as part of the museum’s Maker in Residence Program.

About the PAAC

The Public Art Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. They are responsible for:

  • Serving in an advisory capacity to City Council for recommending artwork to be placed on public property
  • Providing technical advisement on the development of a public art program
  • Following the adopted Public Art Policy (PDF)

Public Art Map

Submit a Proposal

Public Art Guide for Developers

Regular Meetings

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Community Development
    305 SW A Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712

Agendas and Minutes

PAAC Members

Name Phone &
Steven Baker (501) 529-1717
09/30/21 No
Dylan Turk
(501) 766-3522 
10/31/21 No
Jerris Palmer (870) 240-3321 10/31/21 No
Brittany Braithwaite (214) 766-9322
10/31/21 No
Johnetta Dexter (479) 866-0868 10/31/20 No
Lauren Haynes (917) 385-3975 10/31/20 No
Tim Robinson (479) 619-8888 12/31/20 Yes
  1. Comprehensive Planning

    Physical Address
    305 SW A Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Phone: 479-271-3122

Comprehensive Planning provides staff support for the Public Art Advisory Committee.