The Buckyball at Crystal Bridges | Attractions in Bentonville Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas has so much to offer as far as attractions and entertainment. Keep reading and we’ll shed some light on this topic.


Locals who have taken a drive past the Crystal Bridges museum in Bentonville, AR have no doubt seen the buckyball lit up in the evening time. Buckyball is a 30-foot, ever-changing sculpture covered in LED tubes capable of displaying some 16 million distinct colors (source). The hours of which Bucky lights up the night is seasonal, though currently it is from 9PM – 12AM. The wooden benches meant for you to be in a reclined position are perfect for relaxation and to not only enjoy the light show but to revel in the beauty of the outdoors around you!














Creator/Artist for the Buckyball had this to say:

“Light has a very powerful effect,” Villareal said. “It’s something that is deeply ingrained in us. I think my pieces operate on a level that looking at a fire does. I’ve described my works several times as ‘digital campfires.’ They’re harnessing that same thing that happens with a fire — the way that it’s pleasant to be near that light.” (source)


If you’d like to check out the fascinating Buckyball and everything else that Crystal Bridges has to offer visit them at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712.





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