Local area artist and former Eurekan business owner was awarded 3rd place and prize in the Trekell & Co. competition with her oil painting of their brush. Her painting can be viewed on the Trekell web-site under Featured Artist and will be used in promotions, e-mails, advertising, newsletters and other marketing projects. Congrats, Dee!
The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available to download from your library's website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting berryvillelibrary.org or eurekalibrary.org. Click on Library2Go! to get started.
Users may browse the library's Library2Go website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from for adults, teens, and children -- and there are no late fees!
For help call the Berryville (870) 423-2323 or Eureka Springs (479) 253-8754 public library. This service was funded with a grant from the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation and is free for patrons with their library card.
The library's Monday Fun program on July 2 at 3 p.m. in the Library Annex at 192 Spring St. in Eureka Springs will be all about Wishes. Explore how wishes are made, both here and in other cultures, through crafts, stories, songs and perhaps even some Reader's Theater. There will be no Wednesday Science program this week because of the Independence Day Holiday (the Library will be closed).
The library will host a Family Craft Morning on Saturday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. -- 12 noon in the Library Annex. Craft project materials for various ages and light snacks will be provided (or bring your favorites to share).
These free events are open to all ages, and are part of the Carroll County Libraries' "Dream Big--READ!" Summer Reading Programs. For more information please contact the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library, 253-8754.
The Arkansas Art Council is seeking submissions for the 26th annual 2013 Small Works on Paper exhibition. The accepted artwork will be featured in a year-long exhibition that travels to 10 Arkansas communities. Deadline for entries is July 20, 2012. Entry forms are available online at www.arkansasarts.org or by calling (501) 324-9766.
Eureka Springs will host the 2012 North Arkansas 11- and 12-year old District 4 baseball tournament during the weekend of July 6. Eureka Springs kids will be playing, so please come out and support them.
The Eureka Springs Youth Sports Association is looking for people to donate time taking admissions, working concessions or helping with field maintenance. Any sort of monetary donation or supplies that can be sold or used at concessions would also be greatly appreciated.
Food, games for all ages. Pulled pork dinner 4:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Chamber Information Center or Rec Center.
Games and music from 2 -- 6 p.m., Fireworks at dusk!
Independence Day Extravaganza at Turpentine Creek, 7:30 p.m. till midnight on July 4 -- $5 per carload. BYO fireworks or buy them there. More information at (479) 253-5841.
See them in the vicinity of 9484 Simrell Drive, Garfield, just south of the marker "8" on Beaver Lake. More information at 479-359-3912.
Orchestra musicians are ready to perform during daytime events in Eureka Springs and the surrounding area. They can play Gershwin to Vivaldi for your customers and create an atmosphere that will please our tourists and townspeople. Call (479) 253-8595 to arrange a soloist or small ensemble for your events between June 23 -- July 20. Musicians are scheduled already for evenings.
ESSA will host a 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday 4 -- 6 p.m. at its campus at 15751 Hwy 62 W. Come and enjoy grilled brats and hot dogs, chips and refreshments with patriotic themed entertainment provided by the 5 and 3/8th's Quartet of the Sweet Adelines.
The public is also invited to tour ESSA's studios to view students' work from the "Illustration of a Children's Book", "Acrylic Painting" and "Mixed Media Jewelry" workshops.
The choir is set to perform at 5pm with a "Star Spangled Banner" finale complete with sparklers. This event is free and open to the public.
Please note that this event will serve as the Student Studio Stroll for the week; there will be no Student Studio Stroll on Thursday, July 5th. For more info, please call ESSA at 479-253-5384.
July 2 -- 6, K. Michael Crawford teaches adults "Creative Illustration of a Children's Book." K. Michael has been illustrating magical children's books since 1991 and has worked for Disney and Hanna Barbera. View K. Michael's website at www.happilyeverart.com.
The Eureka Springs Downtown Network Art + Film Festival for Friday, July 1 features the artists of Eureka Thyme plus the movie, Niagra.
Carol Dickie, Kriste-Lee, Les Brandt and Betty Johnson will be showing their work on the screen just prior to the film.
Marilyn Monroe steals the show in Niagara a 1953 thriller-film noir. Her first film and a classic in full Technicolor. More information at eurekaspringsdowntown.com. Films are free and start at dusk.
The community is invited to an old fashioned ice cream social at the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stateline and Walnut Roads in Holiday Island.
Be there Sunday, July 15, for some good, old-fashioned fun for the whole family from 2 -- 4 p.m. A freewill offering can be given if you like. The proceeds will go to the local Meals on Wheels program.
Every Sunday evening to July 15. Film at dusk in Basin Park following selected artists' work shown on the big screen. Artists will introduce the work and have a short question and answer session prior to the film.
* July 1: Artists from Eureka Thyme Gallery are featured and the film is Niagara.
* July 8: Edward Robison is the featured artist and the film is The Music Man. This is also in support of the Main Street USA Festival in celebration of ESDN becoming an official Main Street city.
* July 15: Larry Mansker is the featured artist and the film is An American in Paris in support of the Fleur Delicious Festival -- a French-flavored weekend in Eureka Springs.
Events start at dusk in Basin Park with "Cigarette Snack Girls" from Fine Art of Romance in full costume serving concessions from Peace Love and Cheesecake. A percentage of the proceeds from the concessions are donated to ESDN for future programming.
For those musicians who ripened but never got "the big call" and still have music intertwined in their lives for thirty years or more are invited to contact Rick at (479) 244-6999 for a place to tell stories, maybe play a little music, go to some concerts, etc.
Even if one person responds, that will get the ball rollin'.
Music in the Springs is the Eureka Springs Gallery Association's theme this month, and art sings in galleries all over town:
Fantasy & Stone: Oil and tempera paintings by Cynthia Ré Robbins. 229 North Main, 253-5891.
Artifacts Gallery's show is "Inspired by Music," June 1 -- 30. 37 Spring Street, Upper Level, 363-6660.
Studio 62 brings color and music to life in Jody Stephenson's glorious paintings and Ron Lutz's world-class photography. 355 W. Van Buren (next to the Bavarian Inn), 363-9209.
Zarks Gallery celebrates the resonance of bells and chimes. 7 Spring Street, 253-2626.
Barbara Kennedy Studio invites you to hear with your eyes the soundless music of flowers. 266 N. Main Street, 253-6652.
ARTifacts of music and songJune 1 -- 30, a group show of works reflecting the themes of music and song. Open daily, 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. (479) 363-6660, www.artifactseureka.com.