Hot Springs fine art galleries have been hosting monthly Gallery Walks the first Friday of every month since August of 1989. For the first time ever this tradition was continued in April with a Virtual Gallery Walk as a way to keep the event going while adhering to the directives regarding the coronavirus. September 4 many galleries will be opening their doors for Gallery Walk and some are waiting until to resume the monthly tradition.
For those of you excited to resume Gallery Walk in person, please remember to social distance, wear your mask, wash your hands and, of course, enjoy the art.
Whittington Gallery / Studios 307 Whittington Ave. Featuring artist Steve Johnson. Steve Johnson took every available art class while attending school and also entered and won many art competitions. Being a veteran himself made the honor of winning a regional award in 2016 at the Veterans Administration Creative Art Fair especially poignant. Johnson currently resides in Hot Springs, which has been identified as a destination for the arts. He has enjoyed doing ceramics, pottery, watercolors, and oils, but acrylics are his preferred medium. He currently has his artwork exhibited locally at Diablo’s Taco & Mezcal, The Trough Bar and Grill, Riser Ford in Hot Springs and the Bainum Library and Learning Center in Glenwood. Johnson’s artwork can be found in private collections all across the United States, from the West Coast to the East Coast, as well as in Hawaii! Some of his art can even be found in England and the Wales region of the United Kingdom. Steve can usually be found mingling among other artists and art lovers as galleries stay open late to participate in Gallery Walk. Also included lots of beverages, easy parking and lots of fun, but please wear a mask.
Gallery Central 340 Central Avenue, Featuring fine art and fashion. The gallery space with art by James Hayes, Ashley Benton, Bob Snider, Lee Gibson Art, Paige Morehead Salyer, Amy Hill Imler, Janis Higdon and Houston Llew Spirit Tiles.
Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard. Picturing America’s Pastime: A Hall of Fame Photography Exhibit. An exhibit of 51 photographs from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately 250,000 images. The exhibit features some of the greatest photographers of the last 150 years found baseball to be the perfect canvas for their work,” said Erik Strohl, the vice president of exhibitions and collections at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The entrance for the exhibit is located at the Grand Lobby on Convention Boulevard.
American Art Gallery and Gifts LLC 724 Central Avenue, Featuring new watercolor by Carol Bean, Ellen Schumacher, Jimmy Leach and more. Gallery II features Thomas Kinkade artwork.
Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827 A Central Avenue. The September exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature a selection of new expressive abstract paintings by Tony Saladino. The exhibit will also introduce work by Stephen Selzer, along with showcasing work by Robert Fogel, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Sammy Peters, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling, and others. Attendees are asked to wear masks and to maintain the recommended social distancing during the opening. Tony Saladino is highly respected for his expressive abstracts, landscapes, still life constructions, and printmaking. His work has been included in notable public and private collections. Stephen Selzler is an artist, designer, and brand developer based in Dallas, TX. His vivid paintings are influenced by artists and creatives of the American mid-century, pop, and postmodern movements.
The Warehouse, 301 East Broadway, Gallery Walk at the Warehouse is a pop up gallery participating in Gallery Walk for the first time. They open at 6:00 p.m. and will feature local artists, wine, hors d’oeuvres and local musicians Dan Angus and Tom Morries.
All Things Arkansas, 610 Central Avenue, Featuring art and products from Arkansas, made in Arkansas, and relating to Arkansas. Join them this Friday for wine and refreshments, and enjoy hearing Ben Carey live!