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The White Street Walk, Part of May Festival of the Arts

May 7th, 2013

Friday May 17th 2013 will mark the 23rd year of the White Street Art Walk. From 4 – 10 p.m. explore the art on White Street,  less than a quarter mile from our Bed and Breakfast. White Street is located on the upper Historical Loop between Kings Highway and Prospect streets in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into their homes and studios to view their latest pieces. These residents 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. Admission is free.

"Iris Clapton" by Zeek Taylor

“Iris Clapton” by Zeek Taylor

The White Street Art Walk has a block party atmosphere with art, refreshments and music. Adding to the carnival atmosphere, street musicians meander White Street, providing entertainment and adding to the fun. Don’t be surprised if you see a few folks dressed in costumes to tour the homes and enjoy the art work.

History of the White Street Art Walk

Over twenty years ago the neighbors of White Street were discussing that many of the artists in their circle of friends attended the Memphis State University College of Art. Four of the artists decided to start the gallery art walk that year. The event grew year after year; now, people come from all over the United States to attend! Zeek Taylor and Eleanor Lux were two of the artists in this original group.

Zeek Taylor is now the current chairperson for the Eureka Springs Mayor’s Art Council. The co-chairs this year of the White Street Studio Walk are Eleanor Lux of Lux Weaving Studio, Zeek Taylor of Taylor/Titus Home Studio and Mary Springer of Willow/Spring Gallery/Home.

Would you like to join us for the fun of the White Street Art Walk? Book your room soon, as our availability for this event and all of the May Festival of the Arts weekends fills up quickly!

 

May Festival of the Arts Events

April 18th, 2013

Eureka Springs is lucky to call itself an arts community, and every year the whole month of May is dedicated to bringing art to the public. The May Festival of the Arts, or as we call it around here, the “MayFest,” includes a whole slew of art events. Here are some events taking place this year:

  • The Eureka Springs Music Sculpture Park
  • Basin Park Art Fest
  • The Sphere Community Sculpture
  • Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs

    A "Plein Air" painting

    A “Plein Air” painting

  • Tales from the South- Eureka Stories
  • Art Panel Installations from Eureka Springs High School Art Students
  • Susan Storch Famiy Portrait Workshop
  • Eureka Springs Preservation Society Walking History Tours

See the full calendar of events on the MayFest website.

There are going to be some returning, long favorite events as well. For example, the “Taste of Art” will be taking place in restaurants around Eureka Springs. Enjoy a delicious meal and an artists’ reception at locations like DeVitos.

Every Saturday, take a stroll and soak in some art. Featuring a specific artist each Saturday of May, galleries will be open and exhibiting local and regional works. Each featured gallery will host a small meet and greet with the artist, light refreshment and hearty artistic interpretations.

If music is more your medium, the Eureka Springs Arts Council is pleased to unveil the Eureka Springs Music Park. Interactive music sculptures will be on permanent display for public enjoyment in the North Main parking lot. The musical sculpture instruments have been conceived and designed by Ranaga Farbriarz, in collaboration with several other local artists and welders.  The Music Park will have its grand opening on Saturday, May 25th at 2 p.m. The Grammy-nominated folk duo “Trout Fishing in America” will kick off the ceremony, followed by Clear Springs Music students and Ranaga himself!

And a favorite of ours is White Street Walk. This event will be on Friday, May 17th, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Historic White Street is just around the corner from our inn and is where many of the local artists live and work. They will welcome the public into their 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. A very fun art event.

Spend May at the 5 Ojo

Whether you stay one night, a weekend or all week, our bed and breakfast inn is here to provide great service, delicious breakfasts and local insight about Eureka Springs.

 

 

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