Art Buzz

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May art events

Eureka Springs will celebrate art during its May Festival of the Arts.

The 22nd annual Festival will take place during the entire month of May with dozens of events scheduled at various locations throughout town. Included in the events will be:

Art in the Park

The open air show and sale will take place all five weekends in May. With a backdrop of free music and entertainment, the art shows will be held in Basin Spring Park every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. Memorial Day Monday will feature a mini-Art show.

Works will be judged in two categories, professional artist and non-professional artist, and prizes will be awarded.


Zarks Gallery at 67 Spring St. will feature three gallery artists and host its annual theme show during the Saturday night gallery walks in May. All artist receptions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

May 9 will be the 11th annual group invitational theme show on "The Brooch."

Eureka Fine Art Company

Eureka Fine Art Company will host a "meet the artists" each Saturday in May from 6 to 9 p.m. at 78 Spring St.

May 9's honorees will include Julie Kahn Valentine, Diana Harvey, Bob Harvey and Ernie Kilman.

Iris at the Basin

Iris at the Basin Park at 8 Spring St. will host artist Valerie Damon on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9, exhibiting her children's books, paintings, pottery and fiber work.

She will also be signing her prints and art cards.

Eureka Thyme

Eureka Thyme, now at 19 Spring St., will host the a reception for Peter Wooten on May 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring his luminaria and candles.

Studio 62

Studio 62's "Art as Prayer" 4th annual exhibit, which will run through May 31, will hold a reception on May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Studio 62 is located at 335 W. Van Buren. For details, go to

Clay House opening celebration

Clay House Pottery Studio and Art Gallery will hold its grand opening on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 from noon to 5 p.m.

The opening will feature potters Nancy Paddock, Elena Raintree, stained-glass artist Whitney Capps and Ralph "Mr Shrine" Wilson's most unusual stuff.

The studio plans to offer classes and studio time to individuals and groups, as well as outdoor booth space for rent for artists to demonstrate and sell their art.

Hours will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The studio is located at 2893 Hwy. 23N., across from Bear Creek Nursery. For details, call (479) 244-0123 or (479) 981-6190.

League of Extraordinary Actors to perform

The Eureka Springs High School's League of Extraordinary Actors will perform the play If A Man Answers at the high school cafeteria on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 10 at 2.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. For details, email

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