It’s that time of year once again when my all-time favorite little town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas hosts their May Festival of the Arts.
Art is alive in Eureka Springs! Tucked in the mountains, surrounded by lakes, rivers, streams, and natural healing springs, authentic creative spirits run rampant through the village. Come visit and soak in an art happening that can’tbe found anywhere else.
As many of you may know, in a previous life—before I took up writing and procrastination as serious endeavors—I had a twenty-year career as an artist. One of my favorite art venues is right here in Eureka Springs where you will find over 300 artists working in every medium imaginable. It is a beautiful, happening place if you are into the creative art vibe and they put it all on display in the month of May.
The 28th Annual May Festival of the Arts is packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.
If only I had a dollar for every step I’ve ever taken touring and enjoying this beautiful place. I highly recommend a visit.
You can find more information here at the Eureka Springs Visitor Blog.
It sounds wonderful, Jack. I didn’t know you were an artist as well as a writer. What a multi-talented person you are! 🙂
Thank you, milliethom. Yes, art was my second career, writing my third; although, lately I’m much better at procrastination. 🙂
How are things in Spain? Are your vikings getting any good intel on the place? 🙂
I’ve heard so many people on WP talking about procrastination. I think it must be catching! 🙂
As for my book … the trip has been well worth it. I’ll be able to go through what I’ve already written with a more informed eye. It was worth it just for the holiday, too. I feel nicely rested now. 🙂
Wonderful! Happy to hear your trip was a success. Truthfully, this whole procrastination thing is beginning to wear a little thin. 🙂
I hope you’re not procrastinating over writing Book 2 of your Celtic series… I’m waiting to read that! 🙂
Book 2 is actually progressing, albeit a bit slower than I’d like. It’s some of my other projects that are falling behind.
I know only too well what you mean. i suppose it’s just a question of plugging away at things.
This looks such a vibrant and colourful town. A great setting for a book.
It is, Jean. The little village population is only around 2,000 but a plethora of weird, wonderful, quirky, talented folks. The forest-covered mountain setting is primitive and beautiful but with the amenities of civilization. Probably why S.A. Holmes set her dog mystery “Deadly Ties” in the Eureka Springs area of the Ozarks. It is only a 40 minutes drive north from where I live and I visit there as often as possible.
It looks like a great, and fun, place to be Jack.
It is, David. Thank you for the post and back at you with the hug.