Citizen of the Week

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Peggy Kjelgaard is this week’s Citizen of the Week. Kjelgaard has received the 2018 Governor’s Award for Arts Community Development, through her dedicated support of the arts in Eureka Springs. She served as the executive director for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts for 10 years, when the school grew from less than an acre of land with a single building to 55-plus acres of land with seven teaching studios, an instructor cottage and an administration building. Kjelgaard retired in March 2017 and is moving on to new adventures, focused on writing books and serving on the board of directors for the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.

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