HSACA is gearing up for the 2023 Arts & The Park festival!
The 2023 event will be held April 28th through May 7th with indoor, outdoor, in-person, and virtual offerings. The theme for the festival, “Art & Soul”, will celebrate the utility of art for the artist and highlight the different ways art is used as a tool for the artist. Whether it is a method of communication or healing, HSACA will present the community with a window into what art does beyond just being pretty to look at.
Arts & The Park is hosted each year by the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance as part of the organization’s mission to celebrate the arts and culture of the Hot Springs area. Arts & The Park 2023 will include live performances, workshops, children’s events, and art exhibitions.
Some of the highlights of the 2023 festival will include:
Art Moves – Opens Friday, April 28, 2023 – The annual Art Moves exhibit, made up of 15 original works of art reproduced onto 30″ x 40″ metal sheets, is installed along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail and will remain there until 2024. This outdoor exhibition encourages everyone to go outdoors to enjoy nature year-round. For information about the 2022 Art Moves, visit the page on this website. Submissions to the Art Moves Exhibition is listed under the “Call For Artists” section of our website.
Art Springs – Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2023 – Art Springs, the free 2-day outdoor festival, took place first weekend of Arts & The Park at Hill Wheatley Plaza in the heart of historic Hot Springs. Art Springs is an annual juried festival filled with talented fine artists, artisans, and fine crafts. Food trucks, beverages for purchase, a children’s area with a book giveaway, the Renaissance Fair, and storytelling make it an annual favorite for the entire family. Also included in the Art Springs festivities:
- Chalk Walk: A Sidewalk Chalk Event
- Children’s Book Giveaway presented in partnership with the Hot Springs Community Foundation.
- Henry Glover Songwriting Competition – The second annual contest, that pays homage to local music legend singer/songwriter, Henry Glover, and the 2022 award went to Kimberly Hillestad.
- Art Springs Stage – The heart of Art Springs with a wide variety of live performances.
Studio Tours – Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 2023 – Artists opened their studios for on-site tours. Maps and directions to each studio will be available in the April 2023 issue of The Springs Magazine. Studio Tours are presented in partnership with Riser Ford.
Gallery Walk – Friday, May 5, 2023 – The first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. Hot Springs area galleries and participating studio spaces opened their doors for Gallery Walk.
Virtual Cooking – Date TBD – Hot Springs very own interactive cooking show! A wildly popular virtual event where participants cook along with a local chef, virtually, from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Ibla – Date TBD – The IBLA Foundation in New York City organizes annual music competitions for pianists, singers, instrumentalists and composers which take place in Ragusa Ibla, Italy. Winners have been presented in prestigious venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, KIOI Hall and Tokyo Opera City Hal in Japan, Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow as well as other prestigious venues globally. The international performers visit Hot Springs for a one night only performance that is free and open to the public.
Be on the lookout for event announcements with the Garland County Library, Hot Springs Dance Troupe, Emergent Arts, Garland County Historical Society, local galleries, and more!
If looking for accommodations during Arts & The Park, please check with our festival hotel partners who will be happy to assist you.
Thank you to the 2022 Arts & The Park Sponsors: