Arts & The Park Events

The Arts & The Park 2022 Festival was held from April 28 – May 8. HSACA is continually updating the calendar of events to reflect evolving Covid-19 guidelines. The 2022 festival utilized virtual, in-person, indoor, and outdoor events. We ask that all participants at live events practice social distancing and wear a mask. Please visit the links below to view the offerings for 2022 Arts & The Park festival.

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Coiled Basket 2-DAY Workshop

Hosted by: Donna Dunnahoe

Event Type: Workshop

05/02/2022, 05/03/2022 Starting at: 9:00 AM, 9:00 AM til: 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, Doors Open:

Garland County Library
1427 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901


Make a beautiful basket on at stoneware plate weaving colorful raffia around a seagrass rope in this limited capacity 2-day workshop. Coiled weaving is one of the oldest techniques used to create containers. Fiber artist, Donna Dunnahoe will help you create a small basket using this cultural roots craft. Participants will receive all necessary supplies and instruction from master basket artist, Donna Dunnahoe. The 2-day format allows participants to take thier supplies home to work independently, and return the next day to finish and ask follow-up questions. 

The materials fee for this workshop is $40 and covers all supplies needed for the 2-day event. Register at, capacity is limited to ensure thorough interaction with the instructor. 


Artist Bio:

Donna Dunnahoe is a fiber artist and graphic designer with a BA of Art (Education) from CA State University of Fullerton in 1978. She has curated art exhibits for The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, AR (2010 to 2016); Landmark Gallery, Henderson State University Hot Springs Campus, AR (2018-2019), and Arts & The Park, Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, AR (2014 to present). She was the executive director of The FACofHS from 2012 to 2016. Past work experiences include elementary school teacher, childrens ministry director, graphic designer, and arts program director.

Donna works and lives at her studio in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to which she was drawn, inspired, by the natural beauty of the forest and the historical architecture of the area. She lived in Southern California until 2006 before relocating to Arkansas. Nature in its various environments — coastal, desert, and mountains — have inspired her creative development.

Donna was first introduced to California Native American baskets as a child when her parents were given artifacts left in an old farm shed in Orange County. The collection also included samples of Native American pottery. The texture of the basket fibers and the play of shadow and light on the pottery inspired her imagination.

The basic skills in weaving and ceramics were acquired while Donna attended California State University at Fullerton. She continued exploring the traditional method of coiled weaving, the oldest of weaving techniques, to create contemporary basket forms combining it with ceramics and fused glass. n 2008 The Arkansas Craft School awarded Donna an apprenticeship grant to study for one year under master potters Barbara and Jim Larkin. Her artwork direction has evolved into creating abstract sculpture forms that encourages the viewer to observe both with the eyes and the hands.

Donna was selected to be the September 2009 Artist In Residence for Hot Springs National Park and has artwork in the permanent collection. She has been featured in several art exhibitions including, National Park Cultural Center, Ozark Bathhouse (2014) and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (2011). Her fused glass cross with coiled weaving was selected to be included in the 2009 Arkansas Governor's Mansion Calendar. Her work is represented at the The Galleries and Bookstore at Library Square in Little Rock, AR. Donna demonstrates and teaches her fiber crafts at art fairs and community events. You can view her portfolio at

Audience: General Public
Audience Ages: Adults
Student Grades:
Youth Ages:

Ticketed Event? Yes

Ticket Price or Fee:

$40 materials fee

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Tickets go on sale: Starting Friday, March 25

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