Eureka Springs, our charming city here in Arkansas is famous for many things but today I'm going to focus on its rich culture of art, art galleries, shops, schools and studios.
To say that Eureka Springs is a colorful community is an understatement. Healing water may meander down these hills but there’s also an undercurrent of creativity running through our historic arts village driven by more than 350 working artists in all mediums.
...and during the month of May, we like to showcase art all month long with our annual Festival of the Arts.
The Eureka Springs Festival of the Arts is an annual city-wide event packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists –The White Street Walk.
May 6 (2:00pm - 5:00pm) The ArtRageous Parade
Kicking of Eureka's May Arts Season, The Artrageous Parade has been a local and regional favorite for many years. Join us in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, for music, performances, art, costumes, and lots of surprises in the outrageous Artrageous Parade!
May 19, 2023 (4:00pm-10:00pm) The 31st Annual White Street Studio Walk
Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into homes and studios to view their latest works. They will be joined by more than forty guest artists from the Eureka Springs area, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass, and much more.
Among those displaying will be 31-year show veterans: weaver, Eleanor Lux; watercolorist, Zeek Taylor; and painter/sculptor Mary Springer. The three are the walk's organizers and all by coincidence ended up living on White Street after attending the Memphis College of Art.
The event draws visitors to White Street who delight in experiencing a "hidden" Eureka Springs where they can visit with artists in their private spaces. Visitors get a sense of neighborhood in an area of town that is primarily residential.
Visit and Buy a Work of Art
Located at 73 Spring Street, the Quicksilver Gallery is a top-rated art shop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The gallery features an extensive collection of contemporary art, home decor, and jewelry created by local artisans. Quicksilver Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day.
Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA)
Eureka Springs School of the Arts is more than just an art gallery; it is an educational center for artistic expression. The institute offers numerous classes in various aspects of art, including painting, jewelry making, sculpture, ceramics, and more. The school also exhibits the students' work in the gallery, which is open to the public. Our thanks to ESSA for their hard work and sponsorship for the ArtRageous Parade.
Iris at the Basin Park
Iris at the Basin Park is one of the most exciting art shops and galleries in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The gallery features an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, pottery, and glass art created by several emerging artists. The Iris at the Basin Park gallery is open daily and is in the lobby of the Basin Park Hotel, right next to Basin Spring Park.
Zarks Gallery ~ Finest Art Gallery in Northwest Arkansas is a unique place that art collectors and appreciators alike come to visit for blown glass, contemporary paintings, local pottery and fine jewelry. The store features an extensive collection of stunning handcrafted jewelry that features a variety of gemstones, metals, and designs.
Zeek Taylor Studio
During your visit at the White Street Studio Walk, you must stop in to see Zeek Taylor in his Art Studio and home. It's a lovely place to see his work in full form and to meet him as well. Our thanks to Zeek, Mary and Eleanor for all of their hard work and dedication that they have contributed over the last 31 years to the White Street Studio Walk.
One of Eureka Springs' most popular events, the White Street Studio Walk is attended by those seeking art while enjoying the street fair atmosphere combined with refreshments and music. White Street is on the upper historic loop. The event is free to the public. Info at email@example.com
Wilson and Wilson
Wilson and Wilson is another art shop in Eureka Springs that features an eclectic mix of Americana Art. The store has an impressive collection of paintings, prints, and mixed media art created by this mother/daughter duo. Located at the base of the Flatiron building, Wilson and Wilson cannot be missed. The shop also carries wonderful handmade birdhouses, cat clocks and other unique pieces that are original American art at its best.
One of our newest shops in town, Adventure Art, is bringing a cool twist to the Plein Air experience. Check out this exclusive blog post that I did recently to highlight this new gallery and shop. Enjoy!
May will be buzzing here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, because this place is a hub of art galleries, studios, and shops that cater to diverse artistic tastes. From contemporary to traditional art and jewelry, our city has an abundance of creative talent. Whether you are a seasoned art collector, a novice, or a curious visitor, Eureka Springs has something to offer everyone.❤️