NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Jan. 12, 2016
Walton Arts Center Hosts Shoe Drive
Together with KINKY BOOTS, Walton Arts Center is announcing an opportunity to give local families a step up. Patrons are encouraged to bring new or gently-used boots, tennis shoes, and sturdy shoes for men, women and children when they come to see KINKY BOOTS at Walton Arts Center, January 19-24. These donations go directly to the local non-profit organization PEACE at HOME Family Shelter. PEACE at HOME Family Shelter empowers victims of domestic violence to survive and thrive by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and promotes healthy relationships and communities through education, outreach and advocacy. Donations are also accepted in advance of the show at the Walton Arts Center Box Office located in Nadine Baum Studios.
Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
The Peace at Home Family Shelter was founded in 1977 and was the first shelter in Arkansas to provide shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence. The program started in a small house in Fayetteville and is now providing services in a new Donald W. Reynolds building.
KINKY BOOTS opens at Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 24. Tickets range from $36 to $78 plus applicable fees and are available by calling Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 479.571.2719.