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.

April 17, 2010
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Eureka Springs Outdoor Alliance invites you to bring your camera and spend a Saturday exploring the history and beauty of the unique springs locations. You can enjoy a great hike in the city limits of Eureka Springs – along a part of the East Mountain and Water Street areas that feature historic stonework and natural beauty. Bring your camera and share your vision!

Meet at the base of Jacob’s Ladder on Flint Street at 10:00 am and progress through each site completing your photo tour no later than 2:00. Locations include: Cave Spring, Cold Spring, Laundry Spring and Jacob’s Ladder.

All photographers are invited to submit an image from each location for possible inclusion in a photo exhibit at the Bank of Eureka Springs Historical Museum downtown on May 15th as a part of the May Festival of the Arts.

April 17, 2010 – 10am-2pm (April 24 rain date)
Sponsored by the Eureka Springs Outdoor Alliance

For more information contact Lorri Carter.

Artisans at the Lake Show

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May 1, 2010
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Artisan’s At The Lake Art Show and sale will take place Saturday May 1st between 10am – 6pm at 324 Mundell Road (the Log Home Model in Grassy Knob community – follow the signs starting at 62 west and 187 junction).

This beautiful venue overlooking the lake will showcase the talented artisan’s that reside in the Grassy Knob/Beaver Lake area. These exceptional artists will showcase work in jewelry, pottery, oil/water color, woodwork, porcelain, photography and textiles.

For more information, please contact David Smith at (479) 253-1066 or Jana Jean (479) 253-7495

May 15, 2010
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2007 Grammy Award-winner, Dan Zanes & Friends will perform in Basin Park on May 15th during the 3:00-5:00 Free Music in the Park for May Festival of the Arts.

Dan Zanes & Friends will perform in Basin Park on May 15th

Dan Zanes & Friends will perform in Basin Park on May 15th

Two things stand out about Zanes: he is making homemade family music and encouraging similar behaviors in friends and neighbors. Second, he is the guy who is always interested in singing along with people, people everywhere. In fact, Zanes has made a mission of introducing his musical friends to his neighborhood friends and then showing everybody not just that they, yes, can play together but that they can also feel pretty good while doing so. In this sense, Zanes is a twenty-first century version of the guy who in the old days used to conduct the town band from the gazebo, though in lieu of a gazebo he’s playing places like Carnegie Hall and the Melbourne International Arts Festival, where no matter how you say it good music is good. He is a ringmaster, introducing new songs and reconnecting people to songs that have always been there, and still are—it’s just that people forgot about them.

(more info at his website):

A fine art limited edition print of the 2010 May Festival of the Arts poster will be available during the month of May at various locations in downtown Eureka Springs including the member galleries of the Eureka Springs Gallery Association.

Fine Art editions of the 2010 May Festival of the Arts poster will be available in May

Fine Art editions of the 2010 May Festival of the Arts poster will be available in May

The contest for this year’s poster was presented by the Eureka Springs Arts Council and the CAPC, with the theme of “Harmony’ for the 23rd Annual May Festival of the Arts.

Edward C. Robison III submitted the winning design in the poster design contest. Edward’s poster, based on an original photograph, was among ten entries submitted. See more of Robison’s work at his photography website.

May 2, 2010
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The monthly Wine Dinner event at Cottage Inn Restaurant will be a South American Wine Dinner on Sunday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm.

The Cottage Inn Restaurant is located on the ‘quiet’ side of town (450 West Van Buren – Highway 62 West)), says restaurant chef-owner, Linda Hager. “We offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere.”

Linda has studied and traveled throughout Europe and her passion for the Mediterranean is reflected in the menu of her restaurant. The freshness of the food and the use of many herbs is typical of Greece, Spain, France, and Italy. An extensive wine list and a variety of wines by the glass complement the dining experience at the Cottage Inn.

Reservations are required for the Wine Dinners – visit the website for complete menu. Call 479-253-5282 for reservations. Regular dinner hours are Thursday-Sunday 5pm-9pm.

Portrait Art Class at ESSA

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May 14, 2010 9:00 am to May 16, 2010 4:00 pm

Eureka Springs School of the Arts summer program kicks off with the annual Masters Class May 14-16.

Kevin Kresse, an Arkansas native living in Little Rock, will present an Oil Portraits class. The 3-day Studio class is for Intermediate Level students. The informative and fun portrait painting class will focus on capturing a subject’s likeness and personality in oils. Emphasis will be placed on individual attention to each artist participant’s needs and questions.

For more information, visit the website or call ESSA at 479-253-5384

5th Annual Art as Prayer Exhibition

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May 7, 2010
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Studio 62 in Eureka Springs is hosting the 5th Annual Art as Prayer Exhibition–an invitational month-long show coinciding with the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts and the National Day of Prayer, all occurring during the month of May. The artists’ reception will be held at Studio 62 Eureka Springs on Friday May 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is a very popular and eclectic show—presenting the theme in a wide range of artistic interpretations by artists of various faiths. The scope of previous works has included prophetic art, biblical paintings, three dimensional shrines, traditional figurative paintings, photographs, and found-art sculptures.

Featured artists for 2010 are Ron Lutz, Jody Stephenson, John Willer, Susan DeRosa, Tim Adams, Ron Morrison, Holly Ertel, Denise Ryan, and others.

Weather Prayer by Jody Stephenson

Weather Prayer by Jody Stephenson

Jody Stephenson will be unveiling her new series of prophetic paintings and featuring her book Faltering Towards Perfection: Art, Faith, and Everything In Between.

For information, visit the website.

May 15, 2010
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT” is presented by Studio 62 and the Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group (ESCWG).

The writers’ series of presentations on spirituality, life, and love is an evening of pizza and pondering. The best pizza in town provided by Studio 62 and the writers group for FREE. Coffee and tea compliments of The Lovin’ Oven located at Quarter shopping center on Hwy 62 in Eureka Springs. May’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th and starts at 6:00 p.m.

Grand Illumination 2010

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May 13, 2010 to May 16, 2010

The inaugural Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will take place over the weekend of May 13th-16th.

Downtown Eureka will be aglow with thousands of brilliant paper lanterns, day and night, as will many of the city’s stately Victorian homes. In addition to the beautiful displays other Eureka Springs Grand Illumination activities include paper lantern painting for kids in Basin Spring Park.

The event is patterned after the century-old Grand Illumination of the cottage-city gingerbread homes on Martha’s Vineyard and is an inaugural event for May Festival of the Arts 2010.

Visitors to Eureka Springs are encouraged to bring cameras, or paints and easel, to capture the homes, gardens and businesses in illumination.

More information (and ideas for participation) at Eureka Springs Grand Illumination website.

Grand Illumination 2010

Posted on February - 19 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Eureka Springs will welcome spring with a citywide display of colorful paper lanterns as vibrant and exciting as the city’s famous spring flowers. The inaugural Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will take place in the middle of Eureka’s May Festival Of The Arts over the weekend of May 13th-16th.

Downtown Eureka will be aglow with thousands of brilliant paper lanterns, day and night, as will many of the city’s stately Victorian homes. In addition to the beautiful displays other Eureka Springs Grand Illumination activities include paper lantern painting for kids in Basin Spring Park.

Grand Illumination on Martha's Vineyard features Chinese & Japanese painted lanterns grandly visible night and day.

Grand Illumination on Martha's Vineyard features Chinese & Japanese painted lanterns grandly visible night and day.

The event is patterned after the century-old Grand Illumination of the cottage-city gingerbread homes on Martha’s Vineyard. (see photo)

Visitors to Eureka Springs that weekend are encouraged to bring cameras, or paints and easel, to capture the homes, gardens and businesses in illumination. For more information about this May Festival of the Arts event, contact David Graupner – (479) 981-4355 – Email David or visit the Eureka Springs Grand Illumination website.