Arkansas April 24, 2018
Celebrate Arkansas’ Most Artistic City During This Month Long Festival
The city of Eureka Springs firmly believes in “go big or go home.” Instead of one-day events or a small parade around the square, this particular city takes a month to celebrate. This coming month will be Eureka Springs’ May Festival of the Arts. Let’s see what all festivities are planned for this over-the-top celebration.
The 31st Annual May Festival of the Arts will kick off with the ArtRageous Parade.
The festivities begin on Saturday May 5th, 2018.
No Eureka Springs celebration would be complete without drumming in the park.
The drumming will be after the parade on May 5th.
A ton of musical events will be taking place during the festival as well.
The world premiere of Willo Mancifoot the Musical will be showing from May 5th-6th. Concerts will be featuring the Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert (May 12th) and Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboy (19th). And a myriad of musicians will be playing during the Music Park Yard Bomb on May 12th.
All sorts of artistic vendors will be selling their creations at different markets throughout the month.
May Markets Upstairs at Grotto will be available on May 11th and the 25th at 29 Spring Street. The Village Craft Fair will be held at Pine Mountain on the last day of the festival, May 26th.
The creation of the Harmon Park Art Trail will begin with a chance to watch famous muralist, Doug Myerscough, in action.
You can watch him work from May 7th-19th. The final reveal and an interactive mural event is kid-friendly will be held on May 19th.
There will be numerous chances to see the different galleries and exhibits around the town.
The Second Saturday Gallery Stroll will be on May 12th and the National Photography Contest Exhibit will be on the 13th. May 18th will be the 28th Annual White Street Studio Walk. This walk is a tour through local artists' homes to see their creations.
The Bridge of Love will be up during Mother's Day weekend.
The bridge will have a fresh flower market which will be the perfect gift for all your favorite moms. You can also tie flowers to the bridge for a donation to the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. This portion of the celebrations will take place May 11th-13th. May 13th will also be the Annual Mother's Day Concert featuring John Two-Hawks, it's free for all moms!
Mother's Day also coincides with the 3rd Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest.
Restaurants and lounges throughout the city will be offering Rosé tastings that weekend.
May Festival of the Arts will be hosting the Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival this year as well.
The festival includes intro workshops, performances, and an after party held at The Farm. This portion of events will be May 11th-13th.
Some of the Juggling Festival’s events require tickets, they can be purchased right
Everyone can participate in the Chalk Art Street Festival.
Free workshops will be led by artist, Craig Thomas From May 17th-20th. You can also be part of the chalk art judging on the 20th.
The 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival will also be part of the celebrations.
It's a chance for artists to paint historic downtown buildings as means of preservation. Prizes will be given to the best paintings. This portion of events will take place from May 21-24th.
It's hard to believe but these are just some of the events happening.
To see the rest of the packed calendar, visit the Eureka Springs Festival of the Arts
You can also stay up-to-date by following the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts’
Have you been to the festival before? Share what you’re most excited about for this year’s celebration in the comments below!
Eureka Springs isn’t just artsy during May, they’re actually the
most artistic city in Arkansas.