Gallery Walk

September has thirty days, Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Patriot Day, the Solstice, apple picking, and it all starts with Gallery Walk!

Held the first Friday of every month since 1989 in its scenic and historic downtown, Hot Springs’ monthly Gallery Walk features the opening of new art exhibitions showcased in downtown fine art galleries and studio spaces. From contemporary to traditional, the diverse offerings of Gallery Walk arts and cultural scene place Hot Springs as the place to be the first Friday of each month.

We know that community cases of Covid-19 are rising and hope that all Gallery Walk attendees will adhere to CDC guidelines by continuing to wear masks and utilize social distancing. Please remember to enjoy and support our local art scene while keeping our community safe.

The following galleries will be open for Gallery Walk on Friday, September 3rd.

All Things Arkansas – 610 Central Avenue  Ben Carey has returned to all things Arkansas w his vocals. The gallery features products from Arkansas, made in Arkansas, and relating to Arkansas.

American Art Gallery and Gifts LLC – 724 Central Avenue
Claude Lambert will be present to talk on knives and leather. New work by Valerie Hanks-Goetz. Gourds by Rick Carter. Southwest jewelry by various artist.

Justus Fine Art Gallery – 827 A Central Avenue The September Exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature a selection of Linda Williams Palmer’s colored pencil drawings from her Arkansas Champion Trees series, watercolor paintings by Gary Simmons, and the lyrical abstract paintings of Tony Saladino. Additional work by Michael Ashley, Robyn Horn, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling, and others will also be showcased. The exhibit will be on display September 3-30, 2021.

Gallery Central – 340 A. Central Ave. The gallery features diverse styles and mediums from both Arkansas artists and internationally known artists showcasing original fine art, women’s clothing, gifts, and housewares.

The Warehouse – 301 East Broadway Come join us for a fun-filled evening of live music, finger foods, drinks, and art by many talented local artists! Doors open at 5:00.

Whittington Gallery – 307 Whittington Ave. Stop by and enjoy live demonstrations by Brett Anderson, Bre Harris, Bill Alley and others, also enjoy a beautiful collection of local art from a wide variety of genres.

Dryden Pottery – 341 Whittington Ave Zack will be throwing on the wheel and historic collections of Dryden pottery are available for viewing.

Legacy Fine Art Gallery 804 Central Ave. This month, Legacy Fine Art Gallery will be featuring the highly collected artwork of Hessam Abrishami and Goli Mahallati. Both artists have a unique view of the world and portray that in colorful masterpieces of optimism, romance, intimacy, joy, and celebration. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, September 3rd for Gallery Walk!

Kollective Coffee + Tea, 110 Central Avenue Featuring “Work In Progress” by photographer Jeremy Rodgers. Rodgers is a Hot Springs local and established portrait photographer who now uses his love of nature photography as part of his physical rehabilitation after suffering multiple strokes several years ago.

DeSoto Rock and Gift Shop 626 Central Ave.  Currently featuring 10 artists including K.E. Ford the original work “Griot’s Stage” was recently reproduced for the Art Moves: Griots outdoor art exhibition along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway trail.Also, featuring Frank Horton, Donna Kricket, Jennifer Hyde, Karina Jo Martinez, Laila Roman, Teresa Mormino, Sarah Karen, and Frankque Graham. Artists are often available during Gallery Walk to chat and also accept commissions.

Emergent Arts -341 A Whittington Ave   Some of us have felt like we’re just holding it together these last 20 months or so, and in honor of that sentiment, the Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is hosting its first art exhibition since 2019. The Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts will be showing artwork which utilizes collage and assemblage techniques. “Holding it Together” opens for Gallery Walk on Sept 3. The exhibition can be viewed until Oct 1st, M-F 1-4PM.

Featured artwork:

“Different View” by Hessam Abrishami, Legacy Fine Art Gallery.
Assemblage by Phil Chwalinski, Emergent Arts
Angelina Hardin works on the demonstration sculpture, Whittington Gallery