May is artrageous in Eureka Springs when the town celebrates the May Festival of the Arts all month long. The festival showcases the visual and performing arts of more than 350 working artists that live in the community.
An even bigger (how is that possible?), more ArtRageous Parade will roll down Spring Street this Saturday, May 3 at 6 p.m. to kick off this colorful, quirky, energetic festival. Grand Marshal Barbara Kennedy will lead the stream of floats, art cars, walkers, dancers, musicians, jugglers and more.
Catch a gallery stroll every Saturday evening. In addition to free refreshments at participating galleries, each gallery stroll will also include special artists’ receptions and shows. Don’t miss the popular, annual White Street Studio Walk, which takes place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 16. Historic White Street is the working address of a large number of local artists who welcome the public into their homes and studios to tour, view their latest works and purchase directly from the artist.
All day Saturday, May 24, North Main Street and the Eureka Springs Music Park will be bustling with a number of new galleries and restaurants, as well as a revitalized Art Colony as part of The North Main FAM (Food, Art & Music) Fest.
Both culinary and fine arts will be on display in May during “A Taste of Art.” Eureka Springs’ restaurants will host local artists and their works as well as serve up their own artistry in the form of cuisine.
May Festival of the Arts features a number of musicians as well. Michael Martin Murphy will appear at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 24. Tickets are $15 and VIP seating is available. Also appearing is Michael Johnathan from Wood Songs Old Time Radio Hour. The two-hour televised performance of the Wood Sons Old Time Radio Hour production will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23.
For more information about the festival, a full calendar of events and a printable weekly calendar, visit http://eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com/.