Hot Springs is home to a growing collection of notable public art. From murals celebrating Hot Springs’ rich history, attractions, and culture, to its sculpture garden, permanent and temporary exhibits at the Hot Springs’ Convention Center, and more, the spa city serves as a stunning backdrop for creative expression. The interactive map above will help you explore the vast public art collection from the comfort of your home or while exploring the city in person.
Hot Springs Convention Center and Bank OZK Arena Collection and Exhibitions
In addition to the public art locate throughout the city, The Hot Springs Convention Center and Bank OZK Arena is home to an impressive display of paintings and sculpture in its permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. Already acclaimed as one of the finest and most comprehensive art collections in any public facility in the region, the collection is also showcased on a new Internet web page that is open to anyone who is interested. The art can be seen at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/visithotsprings.
Hot Springs has added stunning new murals to its historic downtown over the past few years. Current highlights include:
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance celebrated unveiling of the newest installation of public art in downtown Hot Springs in November 2021. Freedom, a mural by Little Rock artist Perrion Hurd, features Harriet Tubman lighting the way to freedom. The concept for the mural was proposed to HSACA, who then commissioned Hurd for the mural honoring the heroic life and impact of Harriet Tubman. The mural project received a great deal of community support including R.E.G.A.R.D., Hot Springs NAACP, and is significantly funded through private donations with the remainder of the funding from a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Completed in 2020 and located at Northwoods Trails, this mural was created by internationally know artist Camille Walala as a part of the ARKanvas Initiative which created 12 murals across the state. Visit ARKanvas.com for more information about the project.