October 14, 2015

Peter Lane is the president/CEO of Walton Arts Center. He joined Walton Arts Center in May 2009. Previously he served as president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. And he spent a decade as executive director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. In his tenure at WAC, he has successfully overseen the reintroduction of the visual arts at WAC, the creation of VoiceJam, an international contemporary a cappella festival, developed and secured multi-year funding for the Artosphere Arts and Nature Festival and led community efforts to reconstitute the region's symphony orchestra. Under Lane's direction WAC is now the home of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), as well as Theatre Squared, the Community Creative Center, a visual arts studio and Trike, a professional theatre company for youth. Under his leadership, WAC purchased and built the all new Walmart AMP, Arkansas' premier outdoor music venue in Rogers Arkansas.