Walton Arts Center gives back to blood donors

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — While the curtains are closed until this fall, the Walton Arts Center is putting it’s atrium to good use.

Today, the non-profit hosted the Red Cross’s Community Blood Drive in it’s Walker Atrium.

Donors were even able to listen to live entertainment while they gave blood.

Performers like Ben Harris and Smokey and The Mirror played from the Pace Balcony Lobby.

Jennifer Wilson with the Walton Arts Center, said not only is it a great way to support the blood shortage, but a way to help support local artists.

“We love having people in the venue, this is really tough for all of us not to be a place where people come and gather. So we thought this would be a respectful to do that and to give back to those who donate blood but more importantly give back to local musicians,” Wilson said.

If you weren’t able to make today’s blood drive, the Red Cross is hosting many drives around the area.

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