May Festival of the Arts

May Festival of the Arts

Eureka Springs - A Top 25 Arts Destination

presenting our 25th annual month-long celebration includes the ARTrageous Parade along with Africa in the Ozarks on Saturday, May 5th...and continuing through the month with the unveiling of the new Art Park, annual Art Fair in Park, White Street Studio Walk, Books in Bloom, Saturday Gallery Strolls, Taste of Art and more....

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ARTrageous Parade 2011 winners

Posted on May - 9 - 2011

The Eureka Springs Mayor’s Art Council is please to announce the May Festival of the Arts 2011 ARTrageous Parade Winners:

  • Best Walking/Music Group – Angelo Yao’s African Dancers and Drummers
  • Best Float/Car – Ricky Millwagon and David Roll for the entry “Springtime Hybrid”
  • Best Costume – Mark Hughes won in the for his Butterfly Boy costume
African drummers and dancers

African drummers and dancers

Springtime Hybrid

Springtime Hybrid

Butterfly Boy

See more photos of ARTrageous Parade at this page.

PHOTOS taken at Basin Park Saturday (copyright C.Morin) –

Grand Illumination 2011 winners

Posted on May - 7 - 2011

The Eureka Springs Downtown Network has announced the 2011 Grand Illumination winner:

In the Business category the winners are:

  • 3rd Place: Fantasy & Stone
  • 2nd Place: Practical Magic Art Supply
  • 1st Place: Regalia Handmade Clothing

and Overall brightest light: Zeek Taylor!

Practical Magic Art Supply

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Regalia Handmade

Eureka Springs Downtown Network also congratulates the following B&B’s for their award winning displays:
3rd Place: 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast
2nd Place: Heart of the Hills Inn
1st Place: Gilded Lily – The Gilded Lily also won the B&B Associations Award!

As a part of the 24th annual May Festival of the Arts, the Eureka Springs Mayor’s Art Council is hosting a fabulous show of art created by Eureka Springs artists. The show is being staged in the gallery space in the garden level of the newly renovated Queen Anne Mansion and will be open throughout the month of May.

Invitational Art Show

photo by Rick Armellini

This year the work of almost 50 painters, photographers, wood workers and sculptors is on display. Zeek Taylor, chairperson of the Mayor’s Art Council and an exhibiting artist in the show, said “ This show demonstrates the quality and breadth of art in Eureka Springs. It is truly an amazing collection of art.”

The show is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM (closed Wednesdays) and can be viewed as part of a tour of the Queen Anne Mansion or separately. Visitors to the show will be asked to vote for their favorite artwork, with the winning artist receiving a $1000 prize.

The Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show is presented with the co-operation of Cornerstone Bank, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, and the Queen Anne Mansion House Museum, located at 115 W. Van Buren (U.S. Hwy 62).

For more information about the exhibit email, phone 479-253-6164.

ARTrageous Parade May 7th

Posted on May - 1 - 2011
May 7, 2011
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The 2011 ARTrageous Parade will take place on Saturday, May 7th for the 24th Annual May Festival of the Arts.

This artful and sometimes outrageous parade rolls through historic downtown Eureka Springs beginning at 2 p.m., but it is recommended that you get there earlier to get the best viewing locations. One of the kick-off events for the May Festival of the Arts, the parade will feature colorful floats, walkers, bands, and more, adorned Eureka-style.

Applications are now available for participation including costumed walkers and walking groups; floats by individuals, businesses, and organizations; bands, and more, to join the parade that will wind down Spring Street starting at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Download application.

Downtown Art Fair 2-day event

Posted on May - 1 - 2011
May 13, 2011
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
May 14, 2011
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Eureka Springs Art Fair – Free event.

This will be an open air Fine Art exhibit and sale by regional artists in a street fair setting in Basin Spring Park and along Center Street, Friday, May 13, 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Art Fair in Basin Park

Art Fair in Basin Park

The juried show is open to visual artists residing in Carroll, Boone, Benton, Madison, Newton, and Washington Counties. Booth fee for the two day event will be $25. Fee will be returned if applicant is not accepted. There is no jury fee.

Only hand-made original work may be displayed at the show (no made for market items.) Show organizers will determine booth locations. Application forms must be postmarked no later than April 1st.

For more information contact Barbara Robinson or call 479-253-1839.
outdoor art show

May 6, 2011
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
May 13, 2011
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum presents a second season of its highly acclaimed ‘Voices from the Silent City’ on May 6th and May 13th. The costumed guided historical tours are held at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery on Highway 62 East beginning at 5:30 p.m and about every 20 minutes through 8:00pm. Shuttle parking from Eastgate Shopping Center (on US 62 across from Passion Play Road) For tickets or more information contact the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417.

See more photos of the Fall 2010 ‘Voices from the Silent City’

Taste of Art: A Visual Feast

Posted on May - 1 - 2011

Eureka Springs restaurants join in the May Festival of the Arts with A Taste of Art: A Visual Feast. The ongoing event will present works of Eureka Springs visual artists at many of the city’s finest restaurants. The exhibits will include receptions in the restaurants honoring the artists on various dates during May.

These participating restaurants will be showing artists works throughout May:

Cottage Inn, 450 West Van Buren (Highway 62 West), Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Serving Dinner Thursday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm 479-253-5282
Featuring: John Robert Willer – Paintings
Reception: May 1, 2011 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Garden Bistro, 119 North Main Street, Eureka Springs
(479) 253-1281
Featured Artist: Barbara Kennedy, paintings
Reception: Friday, May 6th from 5pm til closing.

Eureka Grill, 71 Spring Street, Eureka Springs
(479) 253-6587
Featuring: Susan Storch Photography – Susan’s new series Face of Eureka will be presented month long
Reception: Sat, May 7th from 5p-7p.

Lovin’ Oven Bakeria, 121 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR
Mon – Sun:8:00 am-9:00 pm – 479-253-0123
Featuring: Jody Stephenson, Studio 62 – Paintings
Reception: Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.

Local Flavor Cafe, 71 North Main, Eureka Springs
(479) 253-9522
Featuring: Connie Evans and Denise Ryan
Reception: May 19th 5 – 7pm with a special wine feature and dinner specials

Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe, 147 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs
(479) 253-6001
Featured Artist: Carol Saari, paintings
Reception: Thursday, May 26th from 5pm – 7 pm

The Grand Taverne, 37 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR
(479) 253-6756
Featured Artist: Edward Robison, III
Reception: Friday, May 27th from 6pm – 9pm. Photographer, Edward Robison, III, will be signing his new book, Postcards from Eureka

White Street Studio Walk

Posted on May - 1 - 2011
May 20, 2011
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The 21st Annual White Street Studio Walk takes place on May 20, 2011 – the 3rd Friday of the month long May Festival of the Arts.

White Street Studio Walk (2010)

White Street, on the upper historic loop, is the working address of several local artists who annually welcome you into their homes and studios to view their latest works. They will be joined by more than forty guest artists, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more.

Featured artist include: art students from Clear Spring School, Eleanor Lux, Karen Foster, Hana Maufe, Doug Stowe, Jack MIller, Fran Carlin, Jana Jean, C. Rogers, Anita Hejtmanek, Holly Ertel, Zeek Taylor, Mark Rademacher,Nancy Jean Baptiste, Melodye Purdy, Bob Wilson, Victoria Marshall, Mary Springer, Judy Greff, Lorna Trigg Hirsch, Jim Wallace, JD Davis, Joseph Linker, Caitlin Cantele, Jerri Stevens, Marjetta Camillieri, Chon Stanley, Ron Landis, Richard Quick, Lyla Allison.

Amazing art combines with a block party atmosphere to provide a great time for the whole family. Turquoise flags identify participating locations. May 20th from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. For information, contact Zeek Taylor .

Susan Shore

Kudos to the Main Stage Creative Community Center for hosting this amazing show of assemblage art for the May Festival of the Arts.

Visitors at the opening reception Friday evening, May 13th, saw numerous works and got to talk with the artists including: John Rankin, Bill King, Susan Shore, Ralph Wilson, Dee Garrett, Norma Jean Marcon, Ginger Crump, and Christopher Fischer. (More images below)

The exhibit can be viewed on Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 10-2 through May 29th at Main Stage, at 67 N. Main St. For more information call Gary Andrews, (479) 981-1636.

Dee Garrett

Christopher Fischer

John Rankine