May 20, 2011
May at Eureka Springs
By: Faryl Kaye
The month of May is all about art in Eureka Springs in all its many forms.
The May Arts Festival kicked off with the ArtRageous Parade the first weekend of the month. This artful and sometimes outrageous parade rolled through downtown Eureka Springs featuring colorful floats, walkers, bands looking ArtRageous as only Eureka can. Winner of the best costume award went to Mark Hughes of Regalia as “Butterfly Boy.” Glad we didn’t have to vote…as you can see there were some incredible costumes.
Tomorrow evening, Friday, May 20th is the White Street Studio Walk.
White Street, on the upper historic loop has a number of artists that welcome you into their homes and studios to view their newest creations. There will be more than forty guest artists who will be set up in homes, studios, on porches and on the street. It’s a giant block party honoring Eureka Springs Artisans from 4PM until 10PM.
Saturday evenings in May the major Art Galleries are open from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoy refreshments and talk with their featured artist.
All month from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM The Queen Anne Mansion is featuring a fabulous show featuring local artists. You can tour the renovated Queen Anne Mansion and then go downstairs to the gallery space in the garden level of the building. You will feel like you have stepped into a world-class art exhibit. There are works from 50 painters, photographers, wood workers and sculptors on display. You will be amazed to see the quality and breadth of art from the local artists here in Eureka Springs. We can guarantee you will be impressed with the quality of artistic talent in this tiny quirky town in the heart of the Ozarks.