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Art Festival in Eureka Springs

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.

Parade Fever in Eureka Springs

There is no group of people on the planet that love a good parade more than the residents of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  We probably have more parades each year in our little village than any other city in the country.  Last month was our Mardi Gras Parade (pictured here) that was a tremendous success. It was a bitter, cold day but the streets were lined with fun-loving locals and visitors just having a good time.

 

The next parade is the ArtRageous Parade May 1st at 2PM in downtown Eureka Springs.  It’s the Kick-Off for the May Festival of the Arts. The parade theme—Go Hawg Wild!  The theme alone guarantees a good time for both visitor and local alike.  People will be dressed up as flowers to honor the month of May, or as artists, or maybe even a work of art.  You won’t see another parade like this…guaranteed.  If you love art and want to have fun put us on your “Must Do List” for May.

 

 

Chocolate in Eureka Springs

What’s not to like if it is chocolate?  Valentines’ Day is coming up and it gives us all an excuse to indulge in all forms of chocolate.  Here at The Inn at Rose Hall our guests will be greeted with a steaming cup of the most decadent hot chocolate and then we’ll just keep chocolate treats coming.

If your in Eureka Springs this weekend and you’re a chocolate aficionado, you want to remember the 7th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival being held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in the Convention Center on Saturday, February 12th from 9AM to 3PM.   Here you will be able to indulge in chocolate cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more.  It’s the ultimate chocolate experience.

Admission will be $10 for adults and $6 for children age six and under.

The Holidays in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs for the holidays.  All year long we tell our guests at The Inn at Rose Hall about this weekend. It’s filled with Eureka magic and holiday cheer.  All of us look forward to the first weekend in December.

 The festivities start Friday, December 3 from 3:00-5:30PM when area residents dressed in period costumes become “living mannequins” and step into the local merchants windows.  It’s like looking at a living post card in every window.

 At dusk the lights begin to turn on and you get a true sense of real holiday spirit. It appears people are ready to celebrate the season as there are a lot of lights all over town this year.  We always decorate our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast with Christmas garlands and lights winding down the staircase.  It’s very pretty.

 At 6PM the annual Christmas Parade begins to make it’s way down Spring Street. Our guests leave The Inn for the parade bundled up with a hot chocolate to help keep them warm.  For a small town Eureka Springs certainly knows how to throw a parade.  Their are floats all lit up, lots of locals in Victorian costume, bands and thousands of lights making their way down the hill.

The next day, Saturday, December 5 the Candlelight Tour of Homes opens from 3:00-8:00PM.  It’s an opportunity to tour some of Eureka Springs’ finest old homes dressed for the holiday season.  Admission for advance tickets is $15, day of tour $20.  The money collected from the tour goes to our Preservation Society that is refurbishing the fountain at Basin Park.

Join us.  We would love to see you and share the holiday cheer.

Zoie & Faryl Kaye

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival this Weekend

My favorite music weekend is here. We still have a room available so come on up to Eureka Springs! Shows start Thursday evening with the Watermelon Social, and all shows all weekend are free. Here’s the current line up:
Thursday August 19
Basin Spring Park
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bluegrass Watermelon Social (Free)
Everyone is encouraged to bring your fiddle, banjo, bass, guitar and a healthy appetite! admission, free watermelon and bottled water.

Friday, August 20
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. The Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Common Tyme
4 p.m. The Williams Family
5 p.m. The HillBinders
6 p.m. Mountain View Friends
7 p.m. The Dragon Masters

Saturday, August 21
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Buffalo City Ramblers
4 p.m. Mountain View Friends
5 p.m. Spring Street
6 p.m. Dragon Masters

Saturday, August 21
The Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30pm; General Admission Only: $10
7:30 p.m. Mr. Big, Arkansas Red, and Tim Crouch
8 p.m. Brief Intermission
8:15 p.m. Melvin Goins, with Retro and Smiling

Sunday August 22
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Williams Family Gospel Show
Check for show updates and times in Basin Park. Enjoy!

Faryl & Zoie

Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour

If you have spent anytime in Eureka Springs, you already know we have some outstanding artists in our community.  The 5th Annual Studio Tour will be held the weekend of September 24-26th this year.  It sounds like it is so far away, but it’s important to make reservations early as we are very busy that time of the year.

You have three wonderful days to visit the studios of 17 Eureka Springs Artists.  Some of them will be doing demonstrations and others are available just to chat about what and how they pursue their craft.  It’s great fun.  We’ll give you a map and away you go.  Some studios are in the heart of the Historic District and the search for others will be down a winding dirt trail unlike anything you’ve ever seen.   The tour is part education with a little adventure thrown in.  You can pack a picnic and find a cozy spot to have lunch in the middle of your journey.

May Arts Festival

If you love art in any form, you absolutely have to put Eureka Springs on your travel schedule for the month of May.  It’s difficult to encapsulate all that is happening this month, but we have tried to give you a sampling.

During the entire month of May there will be free music in Basin Spring Park.  Monday through Friday 3-5pm Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 11am-1pm

Saturday Gallery Stroll

Our galleries will be open for you to peruse the amazing art of Eureka Springs and enjoy refreshments every Saturday evening from 6-9pm

May 1 (Saturday)

No city in America loves a parade as much as Eureka Springs. In May it’s the ARTrageous Parade that travels through historic downtown at 2pm.

Gallery Stroll features:

Zark’s Fine Design Gallery:  Internationally known sculpture artist Tim Cotterill–limited edition bronze frog, koi and gecko sculptures.

Eureka Thyme Gallery:  Woodcrafters Less Casteel crafts fine fueniture, John Dilbeck specializes in segmented, turned bowls and Jim Kibby works in wood burl.

Eureka Fine Art Company:  Larry Mansker–large-scale landscapes;James Yale–mythical realism; and Carol Dickie–colorful landscapes in mixed water media.

Iris at the Basin Park:  Lorna and Craig Trigg Hirsh–tuned ceramic wind whistles and wind chimes.

Quicksilver Gallery:  Potter and sculptor Maura Miller–raku masks and ceramic vessels fused with glass.

The Ozarks Chorale performs in the Eureka Springs City Auditorium at 7pm.  For more information and tickets go to www.theaud.org

May 2 (Sunday)

The Art of Fine Dining

Cottage Inn Restaurant owner-chef, Linda Hager, presents her monthly Wine Diner featuring a South American theme at 6:30pm.  Reservations are required 479-253-5282.

Flute Making Demonstration at Fire Om Earth Studio, 872 Mill Hollow Road from 12pm-4pm.

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Imagine these are just the events for the first weekend in May.  We will continue to post the events calendar for the remainder of the month over the next few days.  If you wish more details you may go to the following website:

www.mayfestivalofthearts.com/schedule-of-events

If you are staying at The Inn at Rose Hall, we will have a full schedule posted of all the events and lots of discussion over breakfast about what to do each day.

Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast: Breakfast Treats

As the seasons change in our B&B world, so do our breakfasts.  It’s Spring and fresh fruit is beginning to arrive in the market.   At the sign of the first strawberries the crepe pans come out of the cabinet. Our Strawberry Crepes are a favorite with our guests here at The Inn at Rose Hall.

Most people shy away from making crepes, but we find them very easy.  Instead of a formal recipe here are the basics.  You can use any standard crepe recipe…just remember to make the batter at least an hour before you want to cook them. The filling is a mixture of sour cream, cream cheese, a little lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar.  Combine these ingredients until they satisfy your taste buds.  Place two or three spoonfuls on each crepe, roll them and place in a buttered baking dish.  Bake until warm- about 15 minutes at 325 degrees.  Serve them with fresh sliced strawberries that have been sprinkled with brown sugar.  If you really want to be decadent, put a dollop of whip cream on top.  They may not be on your diet but when you are staying in a Bed and Breakfast you are on holiday.  So who cares?

Wine Tasting in Eureka Springs

Keel's Creek Cynthiana

We made time on Thursday night to stop by the open house at Keel’s Creek Winery. It has been our intention to visit our local winery for a long time. A confession: Mom and I are both Californians, and consequently have a biased view of wine. In other words, we might be considered wine snobs. Certainly not to the level depicted in the wine country movie Sideways (2004), but we like the good stuff. As you will see below, I do not describe “the good stuff” with much eloquence. My range of wine description ranges from “ooh, this is good” to “yuck, this is like grape juice.” I leave the poetry of description to the true experts. Early in our residency in Arkansas, we sampled Arkansas wines, but they just didn’t measure up. I’ve also been informed since then that I sampled the wrong kinds.

So, with an open mind, we stepped through into the Spanish-style building home to Keel’s Creek Winery, tasting room, retail wine sales, and art gallery. We learned that in 2006, they opened their doors with production of 1800 gallons all produced from local grape varieties. Their vineyards with 12 planted acres, located 3 miles south of  city limits, will begin producing next year, if the weather cooperates. “Co-owners Doug Hausler and Edwige Denyszyn estimate that the optimal production from the vineyard will be about 40 tons of grapes which will make about 5000 gallons of wine.” Currently, they continue to use all locally grown grapes for their Keel’s Creek labeled wines.

Jerry Weers Original Oil Painting

The entry is large and welcoming with two huge stone fireplaces, and comfortable seating choices. The walls support paintings from a variety of regional artists. In the tasting room, Jerry Weers oils are particularly excellent – detailed and with an old world feel, which enhances the tasting experience.

Mom and I tried two wines – the Chardonel, a Chardonnay/Seyval hybrid “Clean crisp dry wine with undertones of green apples. Barrel aged for 6 month in American Oak.” It was delicious. Really rich and dry.

Next, we sampled a dry red, Chambourcin which “is a mellow yet bold red, rich with smokey and almost chocolate notes. The varietal is a French-American hybrid normally grown in the Atlantic side of the US, however it grows quite well in the Ozarks too.” Very nice.

Keel’s Creek sells both their wines and many other Arkansas wines. We were impressed with the pricing, too. The wine we tried was in the $14 range, which for any boutique wine is a great price. The taste room, retail wine sales and art gallery are open on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (12 – 5 pm) and Wednesday through Saturday (10-6 pm). http://www.keelscreek.com/

So, these two Californians will be back again, for another tasting, and another lovely experience.

See you in Eureka Springs!

Faryl Kaye

Bird Watching in Eureka Springs

Many people come to this area to walk in the woods and see the awesome bird life we have in this part of Arkansas.  At breakfast the other morning our guests decided it wasn’t necessary to go anywhere but to just look out the windows of The Morning Room while they were having breakfast and watch the show.  In less than an hour an incredible array of bird life arrived at the feeders in the back patio.

We saw the Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chicadee White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhee (who passes through each year), Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay and Mourning Dove.  All of these while they were having breakfast at The Inn at Rose Hall.

The Inn at Rose Hall, 56 Hillside Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Reservations: 800-544-7734 Phone: 479-253-8035

Please also visit our sister properties: Peabody House and Historic Cottages

The Inn at Rose Hall is a proud member of the Eureka Springs Wedding Guild.