May Festival of the Arts

May Festival of the Arts

Eureka Springs - A Top 25 Arts Destination

presenting our 25th annual month-long celebration including 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....the May Festival of the Arts is produced by the Eureka Springs Mayor\'s Arts Council.

Archive for the ‘Studios & Artists’ Category

White Street Studio Walk 2012

Posted on April - 17 - 2012
May 18, 2012
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The 22nd Annual White Street Studio Walk takes place on May 18, 2012 – 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 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.

Amazing art combines with a block party atmosphere to provide a great time for the whole family. Turquoise flags identify participating locations.

Location: Along White Street (upper Historic Loop)
When: May 18th – 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

For information, contact Zeek Taylor .

Finding Nature – Artworks in the Landscape

Posted on April - 16 - 2012
May 19, 2012
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
May 20, 2012 10:00 am to May 26, 2012 5:00 pm

Finding Nature – Art in the Landscape is a group exhibit featuring 23 Eureka Spring’s artists that opens at The Space with an artist reception Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit, curated and organized by local artists Christopher Fischer and John Rankine explores through a wide variety of mediums the personal connection the individual artist has with nature.

The exhibit will also feature several site-specific installations around Carroll County including a collaborative sculpture installation, where artists were invited to create structures/ sculptures from the fallen dead limbs and branches collected around the land on the Hills of Keels Creek.  A closing ceremony, where many of the sculptures will be set ablaze in the large field is scheduled on Sunday May 27th from 5 to 10 p.m.  Everyone is invited. The Hills of Keels Creek is off of Rockhouse Road, and is the first road left after the second bridge.

The exhibit at The Space will be open to the public from May 19 – 26 and can be viewed between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The Space is located at 2 Pine St. above Sweet Spring Antiques across the street from the  post office.

A pocket map will be available at various locations detailing the site-specific installations.  For more information email John Rankine or visit Finding Nature on Facebook for daily updates.

The Space
#2 Pine Street (corner of Spring St, across from Post Office)
Eureka Springs, AR

Downtown Art Fair – Friday & Saturday

Posted on April - 8 - 2012
May 11, 2012
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
May 12, 2012
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The annual Downtown Eureka Springs Spring Art Fair will take place Friday, May 11 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Regional Arkansas artists are included in the juried event which is free and will take place in Basin Spring Park and on nearby Center Street in Downtown Eureka Springs.

April 19, 2012 to May 8, 2012

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge From April 19 to May 8, during Turpentine Creek’s 20-day celebration of 20 years, artists are being invited to bring their special medium to the Refuge and set up a workspace to capture the animals on canvas, with clay or by photography.

Artists’ creations will be for sale with a share of the profits going to the Refuge. Look for an artist of the day to be highlighted in the gift shop each day.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR (7 miles south of town on US 23)

Arts & Crafts Market on Main

Posted on January - 1 - 2012
May 5, 2012 to May 6, 2012
May 12, 2012 to May 13, 2012
May 19, 2012 to May 20, 2012
May 26, 2012 to May 27, 2012

the Grand opening of the new outdoor Arts & Crafts Market @ 269 N Main Street (1 block south of the Train Depot) will be held on Saturday and Sunday throughout May Festival of the Arts. The Market will be open every weekend (Sat & Sun) thereafter, through the season.

For more information, contact

Main Street Outdoor Arts & Craft Market
269 N Main Street (1 block south of Train Depot, at Out on Main Studio entrance)
479-244-5146 for more details