If you like art, you’ll like May in Eureka Springs. Events which include gallery exhibits, art receptions, concerts, a gathering of famous authors, and the North Main FamFest are part of the May Festival of the Arts. Eureka Springs has been named a “Top Twenty-Five Arts Destination” by American Style Magazine. Artists of all types call this area home and enjoy sharing their talent.
There are several month long exhibits including ‘Art as Prayer’ which is an exhibit of original work exploring art as a vehicle of spirituality. Many artists will be on hand for special exhibits and galleries hosting receptions.
Every Saturday night in May, the downtown galleries put on a special show with some of their most popular artists. Artists will be in the gallery doing demonstrations and ‘meet and greets’. Most of the galleries also offer refreshments during the artist receptions
One of the favorite events of the month is the White Street Studio Walk on Friday, May 16. 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. Books in Bloom Literary Festival is a free event held on the grounds of the Crescent Hotel. This year’s featured speakers include bestselling authors Kathy Reichs, Michael Shelden, Terry Brooks and Elizabeth Berg. Throughout the afternoon dozens of regional authors are also on hand reading from their work.
Music is also part of the celebration. Free concerts in Basin Park, Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert and John Two-Hawks Mothers Day Concert are just a few. Headlining at The Auditorium on May 23rd is premier American Singer & Songwriter Michael Martin Murphey.
In case your idea of art is the four wheeled kind, there are three car shows this month: The PT Cruiser Rally; the Camaro Fest and the Mustang Show and Parade which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the iconic American car.
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This is a new commercial for Eureka Springs. The producers came a couple of weeks ago on a cold and rainy day and turned it into a lovely commercial. Our Victorian Suite is featured in the opening scene in front of the fireplace. Our breakfast room is also one of the scenes. Hope you enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this video, as many of you know we have lots of critters around our backyard. This guy is hanging from the light fixture on the back deck and cleaning the last of the sunflower seeds out of our ‘squirrel proof’ feeder. (If you click on the title you’ll see the video.)
New this year, we’re now able to sell wine, beer and champagne by the bottle to our guests. The wine and beer is chilled to perfection, the wine glasses and corkscrew are already in each room; it couldn’t be easier to enjoy a drink on the deck or in your room. We are offering 3 white and 3 red varieties for your enjoyment along with 6 varieties of beer. These are available for purchase on-line when making your reservation or during your stay.
We will also be offering champagne by the glass and mimosa’s at breakfast. This will be $3.75 per glass during breakfast hours. A great way to kick off your day!
We’re getting all new roofs this January. Here are a few of the photos. They took off all 3 layers and the original 1903 shake shingles. This first photo shows the sunset through the oak slats from the original roof. The second photo shows the new black roof, these guys are very adventurous.
Sunset through the roof
The roofer’s dog likes the roof too!
This dog actually climbs the ladder. She won’t go down though!
Thanksgiving weekend forget Black Friday, scratch Cyber Monday. Explore instead a fantastic alternative to those stressful holiday shopping methods at Eureka Springs School of the Art’s Fall Art Show.
Hundreds of artists take over the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center (Just across the street from our Inn) to present and sell their artwork—offering great holiday gifts for all.
Enjoy this unique opportunity to converse with these local artists regarding their art and their process. Featured at the show will be ESSA founders Eleanor Lux, Mary Springer, and Doug Stowe, in addition to perennial favorites Valerie Damon, Zeek Taylor, Terry Russell, Les Brandt, and Chon Stanley. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, fiber, wood, clay, glass, and metal art will all be on display for you to purchase.
The event opens on Saturday, November 30th and runs from 10am – 7pm and continues on Sunday, December 1st from 10am – 2pm. This event is open to the public. Admission is $5.
The Sweet Treats Cookie Tour is December 14th. Make your plans now to enjoy the Christmas season in Eureka Springs sampling cookies and shopping. There are packages available at http://www.heartstoneinn.com/specials.htm