There are towns here and there that seem to draw artistic people to them. Perhaps it’s because they are aesthetically pleasing in and of themselves – boasting attractive architecture and a lovely setting. Perhaps it’s a case of “like draws like” -once a few artists take up residency, others are bound to follow. Port Townsend, WA is one of these artistic towns, as is Traverse City, MI. So, too, is Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
We see evidence of this frequently at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. Our guests travel to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for many reasons, but more often than not, they travel here for the arts. At no time is this truer than during the May Festival of the Arts.
2011 is the 24th annual May Festival of the Arts. Eureka Springs gives itself over to the arts for the entire month, from the Grand Illumination of town with colorful paper lanterns, to the Blues Weekend at the start of June.
Favorite Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts events include:
- Downtown Art Fair, May 13 and 14, 2011, in Basin Spring Park. This open air Fine Art exhibit / sale features the work of regional artists. It’s a great place to pick up art for your home, or simply to admire great artwork.
- Ozarks Chorale performance on May 7 at 7p.m., at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium.
- Belle of Amherst, May 13 – 14 at 8p.m., and May 15 at 2p.m. A fantastic one woman show about Emily Dickinson, by Laurel Owen.
There are many, many more special events throughout the month of May. Find the events you’d most like to attend, then book a room at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. A detailed schedule of events is available at May Festival of the Arts.