The Benton County Virtual Art Experience is presented by Benton County Tourism & Recreation, MU Extension in Benton County, and Dina Kowal Creative.

The Art Experience has three parts. The Virtual Art Show features 51 entries, which have been judged by Linda Hoover. Entries were open to original work in all visual art media categories (2D, 3D, and photography), from all Benton County artists age 15 and up. Prizes have been awarded, but one more is left to you – the People’s Choice! Please note the number of your favorite entry and vote for it at the bottom of the Virtual Art Show page! Voting ends at midnight, Oct. 3, 2020.

The Silent Auction features donations from our Benton County artists. All proceeds from the show and auction will go towards future arts events and the formation of a Benton County Arts Council/non-profit. Please visit the auction page to view the items and place your bids! Bidding ends at midnight, Oct. 3, 2020.

Finally, we have a page for Artisan Vendors! Many of our local artists sell their work and we wanted to provide a place where they can be featured, especially since we were unable to have an in-person vendor market this year. This page will continue to grow after the show!