The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (HSACA) and Presenting Sponsor Arvest Bank are pleased to announce the wonderful success of Arts & The Park 2019. The ten-day celebration of the arts, April 26th – May 5th, had over 80 events held all over the greater Hot Springs area. The arts community showcased the thriving talent of local and statewide visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, jewelers, potters, performers, authors, glass makers, sculptors and more in the events held during Arts & The Park 2019.
2019’s Arts & The Park began with a launch party on Friday, April 26th, and included yummy foods and drinks, great entertainment and the presentation of the 2019 Arts Ambassador Award to June Simmons. Over 8,500 enjoyed Art Springs, on Saturday and Sunday with wonderful artist and maker booths, on-going entertainment, great food and beverages, a children’s area, and the magic of the Hot Springs Renaissance Faire cast. The much-anticipated Chalk Walk Competition took place on Saturday with 15 school teams and 3 adult artists.
Studio Tours concluded the 10 day celebration on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. Visitors got the meet the artists in their creative spaces.
There were numerous arts events throughout the 10 days, including Gallery Walk on Friday, May 3rd, artist demonstrations at downtown galleries, artist workshops for all ages, poetry readings, concerts and more.
“Attending an arts festival in America’s first National Park is an experience that is unrivaled, and it really showcases the beauty of our city, teeming with the artistic inspiration and talent of our citizens,” said Ashley Campbell, HSACA Board President.
Arts & The Park 2019 was great, but 2020 is going to be even better! We have begun planning for Arts & The Park 2020. We hope you will save the dates, April 24 – May 3, 2020 and come help us celebrate, advocate, and promote the arts in Hot Springs.