101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

Bella Vista Arts Council recognizes area artists


The Bella Vista Arts Council is pleased to honor Christian Serrano-Torres as the July 2019 Artist of the Month.

Serrano-Torres will be honored at a public reception and performance at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Cooper Chapel, 504 Memorial Drive.

According to his website, the music of this solo cellist is “classical to the bone with fire in his tone.” Through the use of a loop pedal, he writes and arranges songs into cello-quartet instrumentals, according to the site.

Serrano-Torres’ music quickly gained popularity after forming his solo project in 2017, and his performances have included the Last Night in Fayetteville, a New Year’s Eve experience, and the Forest Concert Series hosted by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. More than 500 were in attendance for both events. Currently, he is working to release his first single and video, Everywhere, which is mixed by Grammy Award-winner Mark Needham. Serrano-Torres is excited to share this collaboration project with the world.


The Bella Vista Arts Council, an advisory board to the City Council, was created by the City Council in February 2016 to help promote the arts in Bella Vista. The board established an Artist of the Month program, in which selected artists and their work will be showcased to the public.

The selection committee will choose each month from qualified artists, who must be residents of Bella Vista and have their work displayed somewhere in the city. Showcased artists will have their work displayed at the receptions, which will be held in a location in the city, such as the Artist Retreat Center, Bella Vista Library, the Bella Vista Historical Museum.

To submit your name or other nominations for consideration, contact Sarah Parnell at the Artist Retreat Center, 479-268-6463, or email artscouncil@bellavistaar.gov.

The Bella Vista Arts Council invites the community to participate in feedback sessions to gain insight and gather ideas for future Bella Vista Arts Council programs. Arts Council members will be in attendance at the Artist of the Month recognition receptions. The feedback sessions will be conducted after the artist program has been completed. Please join us in celebrating a rich history of Bella Vista artists and participate in planning for the future.