“Collaborating and communicating while productively growing an eclectic arts scene is what draws us together”

 

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The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, advocate, and promote the Arts in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The culmination of HSACA’s efforts are celebrated in May with Arts & The Park. The Alliance additionally hosts quarterly networking meetings for area arts organizations to encourage communication and collaboration. HSACA also promotes local events hosted by individual area artists, galleries, and arts organizations to spread the word about the myriad forms of art created and shared within our community.  The Alliance is comprised of area artists, art organizations, and art supporters with a desire to see the Hot Springs Arts community continue to grow and thrive.

Arts & the Park

Arts & the Park is a ten-day celebration of the Arts in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Held each year in May. Arts & the Park features local and regional artists in a variety of different events including studio tours, outdoor festivals, hands-on workshops, poetry readings, live music, and theatre performances.

History: Independent artists and area arts organizations, at the suggestion of local philanthropists Dorothy Morris and Don Munro, formed HSACA in 2014. Quarterly meetings commenced that year, culminating in a “zero year” test-run Arts & The Park celebration in 2014. Its success, bolstered by the passion and enthusiasm of its member entities, along with the National Park, the City, and Visit Hot Springs, have given birth to the concept of an annual arts celebration in and around historic Hot Springs.

HSACA also collaborates with Little Rock’s ACANSA Arts Festival to promote Hot Springs area arts and its artists.

Founders:

Ashley Campbell Mary Neilson
Cliff Coleman Kate Schaffer
JoAnn Mangione Regina Welch
Don Munro Dorothy Morris

Foundation and Financial Support:

Morris Foundation Visit Hot Springs
Arvest Bank The Sentinel-Record
Entergy Simmons First Bank
Hot Springs Village The Springs Magazine
Department of Arkansas Heritage Elizabeth Wagner Foundation
Munro Foundation Walmart
   

Arts & The Park events are made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, funded by the 1/8 cent conservation tax, Amendment 75

Directories: Artists, galleries and art organizations, please register in our Directory by going to the Arts Directory page.

ARTS & THE PARK

Submissions: Artist and studio registration for Arts & The Park Studio Tour, Art Springs (out door arts festival), and Plein Air events can be found in the Arts & The Park page.

Sponsorships: Benefits are available to varying levels of sponsorship and will include promotional materials, tickets to special and VIP events, advertising and recognition at festival-related activities. For sponsorship applications, please follow this link: Arts & The Park Sponsorships page