Art Buzz

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Don't stay off the (blue) grass!

The 2010 Bluegrass Festival kicks off on August 19 with a free watermelon Social at 7 p.m. in Basin Park. Come and slurp, spit a seed or two, and join in a bluegrass jam.

Festivities continue in the morning with 10 free shows in the park, and roll on during Saturday with more free music until doors at the AUD open at 6:30 p.m. for a great show at 7:30.

On all three nights, August 19-21, there will be a "pickin' party by the pool" at the Rodeway Inn at US 62 and Hwy. 23. It's open to all, so y'all come!

For details and more information, see the Bluegrass Festival insert in this issue.

Paranormal twist

Cheri Louise Yarborough has written a coming of age story with a twist -- and a nod to the paranormal -- titled Jacob's Road. Cheri recently joined our community and is looking forward to meeting fellow Eurekans at her book signing on August 24, Tuesday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring Street.

Gee, it's Kenny G!

Walton Arts Center, in association with George's Majestic Lounge, presents Kenny G in Baum Walker Hall on Sunday, Sep. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting

Go fiddle in Golden

The 60th annual Golden Fiddlers' Contest will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Golden Community Center on Hwy. J (off Hwy. 86) in Golden, Mo. The event starts with a dinner (and homemade pie!) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Dinner tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. The Fiddlers contest is free to attend, and contestants in all age categories are invited to register by 6:30 p.m. Just show up. Winners will receive cash prizes and plaques.

Arts reminders

*Roy Reed reads:Sunday, August 22, Roy Reed, former University of Arkansas journalism professor, will read from his book, Looking for Hogeye, from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. The reading will be followed by refreshments, an open forum, and a book signing.

*Support Julie Aug 25: Have a great dinner, support a local artist and maybe go home with a unique pen and ink by Julie Kahn Valentine valued at $500 -- it all happens at the Caribe Benefit Dinner for Julie on Aug 25.

You can help by buying raffle tickets, donating items for the silent auction, and/or attending the benefit dinner at Caribe on August 25 between 5 and 9 p.m.

For information: call KJ at (501) 658-5611 or Penny at (479) 981-1129.

*Be Artist of the month on Chamber website: The Chamber of Commerce will soon have a "Featured Artist of the Month" banner on the Chamber's website homepage. It could be you.

To receive a membership application contact the Chamber at (479) 253-8737 or email Jeff Feldman, See

*Fall art show applications available now:Sign up now to be in the 2010 Arts Eureka Fall Art Show, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27 and 28, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. This year ten Emerging Artists, ages 14 to 20 who are first time show artists will also be included.

Applications available at Eureka Thyme or by calling Peggy at 479 253-5826, or e-mail

*Art donations sought:The Eureka Springs Rotary Club is seeking donations of art for a benefit to be held September 10 at 6 p.m. in the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center to raise funds for the Rotary's restoration of the gazebo at the East Mountain Overlook. Contact Dave Baker at (479) 253-7551 or Lynn Robert at or (870) 926-4684

*Photographers invited: Photo artists are invited to participate in Capture Arkansas, an online photography website competition. Top-rated photos and editors' picks may be published and may win prizes.

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