You can always tell when it’s spring in Eureka Springs. The parades are more frequent and the locals are decked out more outrageously. The ArtRageous Parade kicks off the May Festival of the Arts the first weekend in May. Anyone that has ever been to Eureka Springs knows creativity abounds here and nowhere is it demonstrated more than in the creativity of the parade participants.
The galleries, restaurants and retailers feature artist receptions and demonstrations all month long. Not to be missed is the new Eureka Fine Art Gallery on North Main featuring outstanding local artists, Larry Mansker, Denise Ryan, John Willard, Cynthia Kresse, and Mark Rademacher. Every Saturday evening in May the Galleries stay open for a Gallery Stroll from 6pm until 9pm. Be sure to pop into Eureka Thyme to see which local artist Marsha Havens is featuring.
Talent abounds as you can see in this video of mixed watermedia landscape artist Carole Dickie (Click for Video) who is one of the artists featured by Eureka Thyme.
Here at The Inn at Rose Hall, our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, we feature local artists work year-round in our Morning Room where breakfast is served each day and in our suite, The Gallery.
Eureka lovers flock to town on the third Friday in May for the very popular White Street Walk. This quiet neighborhood becomes a giant block party and street fair from 4pm to 10pm. on this one night a year. Doors are open to everyone to come in visit with the artists, view their latest masterpieces, enjoy refreshments, and experience Eureka Springs at it’s best. This party has taken place every year for 24 years.
For a complete list of events go to eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com