Ring in the New Year with art at 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.
The following galleries will be open for Gallery Walk January 1. Please remember to social distance, wear your mask, wash your hands and, of course, enjoy the art.
American Art Gallery and Gifts LLC- 724 Central Avenue
Featuring a mixed showing of Gallery Artist – Pottery and pine needle baskets by Valerie Hanks. Southwest Jewelry by various artist and Ernie Bolieu will be present to discuss his jewelry and other jewelry artist work. Claude Lambert will be present to show and talk on his knives. Limited edition prints by various artist. Original work by Ellen Schumacher, Carole Beam, Jimmy Leach and Margaret Kipp.
Justus Fine Art Gallery – 827 A Central Avenue
The show will include work by a range of represented artists including work by: Michael Ashley, Beverly Buys, Donnie Copeland, Mia Hall, Matthew Hasty, Jeri Hillis, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, John Lasater, Linda Palmer, Sammy Peters, Tony Saladino, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling, Dan Thornhill, Elizabeth Weber, and others. The exhibit will open with a reception from 5-9 p.m. on January 1. Justus Gallery offers a wide range of original art including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography, and more by recognized artists.
A special Literary Pop – Up will be held at 827 Central Avenue, adjacent to Justus Gallery. Hot Springs’ author, poet, historian, community leader Elmer Beard will hold a book signing for his new book, “Let Reason Roll. Stop by and visit with Mr. Beard who was just selected as a 2021 Governor’s Arts Award recipient.
The Warehouse – 301 East Broadway
This pop up event will be open 6-9pm and includes live music by Dan Agus and Ken Lambert.
For more information about the many fine art galleries located in the Hot Springs Area, please visit www.HotSpringsArts.org.
“An Aged Champion: Ginkgo” by Linda Williams Palmer (c) at Justus Gallery
Custom knife by Claude Lambert at American Art Gallery
“Let Reason Roll” by Elmer Beard available at 827 Central Avenue.
Artists’ Workshop Gallery was not able to participate with an in-person Gallery Walk for January, but they invite to enjoy this virtual gallery tour and to stop by their location at 610A Central Avenue. For more information visit their website http://www.artistsworkshopgallery.com for hours and exhibit information.