May is a great time to visit our town! Not too cold, not too hot, trees and flowers and plants at their maximum beauty. And this year marks the 30th Anniversary of our town’s May Festival of the Arts. With over 70 events in 31 days, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sample:
- Art in the Park – Basin Spring, that is – features 4 giant mobiles, created by artist Janet Alexander with powder-coated metals and titled “Four Seasons.” They will be unveiled on May 5th. On May 13th, anyone can be part of the art by making a mini-mobile to take home.
- White Street Walk – On May 19th, from 4 to 10 p.m., local artists welcome the public into their homes and studios. More than forty guest artists will display watercolors, jewelry, weaving, pottery, and more. Enjoy a street fair atmosphere combined with refreshments and music.
- Books in Bloom (on May 21st) is a celebration for writers and readers! Dedicated readers and those interested in writing can attend author presentations and have conversations with writers who are very successful in their genres.
- The Eurekan Spectacle is augmented reality using an app that allows visitors to witness a Shakespearean play at various real-world locations around Eureka Springs. This collaboration between writer Mackenzie Doss and photographer Edward C. Robinson III will be visible on the app Wikitude starting May 4th.