ART MOVES: Celebrate Imagination

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Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (HSACA), the City of Hot Springs Art Advisory Committee (AAC) and Hot Springs Parks and Trails (HSP&T) are collectively producing this outdoor exhibition of paintings, drawings, and/or photographs reproduced onto metal panels to be displayed along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail as part of the Art Moves outdoor art exhibition. The opening of Art Moves marks the beginning of Hot Springs’ Arts & The Park 10-day arts festival, and the exhibition remains on public display throughout the year.

The 2024 Arts & The Park: Celebrate Imagination festival will focus on focusing on cleverness, originality, ingenuity, and the limitlessness of the mind.

Art Moves “Celebrate Imagination” asks artists to submit work that reflects the theme, highlighting their imagination. Applicants are encouraged to let their creativity soar, so visitors to the outdoor art exhibition travel down an excitingly imaginative path.

A panel of jurors will select up to 25 works of art from the submissions for the ART MOVES: Celebrate Imagination exhibition. The selected artwork will be reproduced onto metal signs that will be displayed along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail. Area galleries will display the framed original artworks during the 10-day Arts & The Park celebration. A QR code will be attached to each work displayed along the trail, this code will link directly to the artist bio and statement about the piece on the HSACA website.


Exhibit Dates:

Entry Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, January 26, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, April 26, 2024
Art Moves Exhibition: April 26, 2024 – Spring, 2025
Original Artwork Exhibited: April 26 – May 5 (2024 Arts & The Park)


  • Regional artists (Arkansas and surrounding states)
    2-D original paintings and drawings, photography, digital artwork
    Artwork submitted should fulfill thematic requirements described above
    Selected artwork will be reproduced on a 30×40 metal sign, and the original canvas needs to be at ratio. (9×12, 12×16, 15×20, 18×24, 21×28, 24×32, 27×36, 30×40)

  • If artwork is selected, the artist must either furnish a high-resolution photo of the
    unframed artwork or be able to bring original unframed artwork for a scheduled photo session and be able to deliver and pick-up framed artwork for exhibit during the Arts & The Park festival.

  • Submitting artists shall have sole ownership and rights to all submitted works

Spaces Available

  • 20 Juried Artist spaces

Fees, Prizes, Commissions, & Copyrights

  • No entry free

  • Artists of the selected artwork will receive $100 for the rights to reproduce and display the artwork for the Greenway Trail exhibit. Copyright and ownership of the painting belongs to the artist.

  • Winning artists allow HSACA, AAC, and HSP&T to reproduce and publish the artwork for marketing, purposes.

  • Additional reproductions of the work will only be made to replace damaged or missing works from the exhibition.

  • Original artwork does not have to be for sale to be included in the exhibits. If an artist would like to have the original exhibited in a local gallery during Arts & The Park, the artist will need to follow that gallery’s commission agreement. HSACA, AAC, and HSP&T will not receive a portion of the commission.

For questions contact: Mary Zunick at

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