Events Ahead: May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs

Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I preview upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.
Jill M. Rohrbach

The Artery in Eureka SpringsEureka Springs
 will celebrate the May Festival of the Arts throughout the entire month of May. Events, activities, special exhibits, artist’s demonstrations, music and visual arts are all represented in this month-long event. The annual festival kicks off at 2 p.m. on May 1 with the ARTrageous Parade through the historic downtown.

Other first day events include a woodcrafters show and reception at Eureka Thyme. It features Les Casteel who crafts furniture; John Dilbeck with segmented, turned bowls; and Jim Kibby who works in wood burl. A show and reception for Tim Cotterill, an internationally-known sculpture artist, takes place at Zark’s Fine Design Gallery. 83 Spring Street Gallery serves refreshments at its Open House and Basin Spring Park hosts free music. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum displays a collection of paintings by the late artist Glenn Swedlen. The newly renovated Queen Anne’s Mansion offers an Invitational Art Show of two and three dimensional work.

Downtown Eureka SpringsNumerous other events spotlight the arts with the festival featuring dozens of exhibits, shows, artist’s receptions and demonstrations, gallery strolls, the annual White Street Studio Walk, free concerts, blues weekend, art classes, theater, and much more.

For details on times and locations of all of the artsy fun planned throughout the month, visit or call 479-981-9551. The calendar will be updated regularly as new events are added to the schedule.

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