Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Schmidts win ART CARtists raffle

  Eureka ART CARtists recently announced the winner of a raffle fundraiser held during this year's 2nd annual Art Car Weekend.

  Steve and Tracey Schmidt won Peaceful Meditations, a painting created by local artist Carol Peacock.

Gryphon's Roost to host Lockstone reception

  Gryphon's Roost Day Spa and Gallery will hold an artist's reception for Cheryl Lockstone, Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m.

  The reception will display a new collection of larger-than-life, highly abstracted florals by Lockstone, a body painter.

  Refreshments will be served. For details, call the Roost at 253-5667.

Gallery Stroll to offer $500 gift certificate

  Eureka Springs Gallery Associates (ESGA) will award a $500 gift certificate to one participant who has an entry card validated at nine participating galleries in downtown Eureka Springs any time between ESGA's Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on Saturday Aug. 11 and ESGA's Sept. 8 Stroll.

  The Gallery Strolls are held from 5 to 9 p.m. The winning card will be drawn on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in Basin Spring Park. The winner need not be present to win, and the certificate may be used at any one,or combination of member galleries.

  The Aug. 11 Second Saturday Gallery Stroll will include: Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring St.; Hooks Gallery, 7 Center St. just off Spring St.; Susan Morrison's Signature Gallery, 60 Spring St.; Zarks Fine Design Gallery, 67 Spring St.; Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 73 Spring St.; The Jewel Box, 77 Spring St.; Eureka Fine Art Company, 78 Spring St.; 83 Spring Street Gallery, 83 Spring St.; and Serendipity at the Crescent, 75 Prospect Ave.

  Participating galleries will be identified by "Art of Eureka Host" banners.

  For details, visit or call 253-7679.

New Art Festival set for Pinnacle Hills Promenade

  The "streets" of the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers will be transformed into a new Art Festival this fall when the inaugural Pinnacle Hills Promenade Art Festival debuts Sept. 8 and 9.

  The event will be co-produced by Steve Schmidt and Dan Stiel. Schmidt is president of the Eureka Springs Artists Registry. Schmidt is the event's artists coordinator and expects about 200 artisans from Northwest Arkansas and throughout the U.S. to exhibit artwork.

  The juried show and sale will present artists in a street festival atmosphere featuring booths sited among the Promenade's 980,000 square feet of upscale shops and restaurants.

  Pinnacle Hills Promenade is located at the intersection of I-540 and a new interchange of Perry Rd.

  Schmidt said, "With the arrival of Crystal Bridges Museum in 2009 and the region's established artist communities, Northwest Arkansas is quickly gaining national attention among artists as a place where a great art scene is happening. The region is ready for a festival of this scale."

  For details, visit or call (479) 899-6294. For artists' information, e-mail or call Schmidt at (479) 601-2289.

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