Do you see that? It looks like the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and it leads straight to 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 on Friday, April 2. Please remember to social distance, bring your mask, wash your hands and, of course, enjoy the art. The state-level restrictions may be coming to a close, but we ask that all guests of Gallery Walk respect the wishes of each gallery.
All Things Arkansas – 610 Central Avenue Featuring new bath products, new artist with downtown scenes and restocked with Miller’s Mud Pottery. Also, new food products and a limed edition wine with 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!
Art Original-ly – 3911 Central Ave. Suite D (off Central by Weldon’s Meat Market) Open from 5 – 8 featuring new works by Artists Buddy Whitlock and Sarah Dore, a Photographer who resides in Hot Springs. The Art Original-ly Gallery in Hot Springs offers extraordinary works of art and photography by Arkansas Artists. Locally owned and operated. Ask about our First Thursday Trunk Shows. Want to tour virtually? Simply call 501-508-9957.
American Art Gallery and Gifts LLC – 724 Central Avenue The knife maker Claude Lambert will be present to discuss his new knives, and Ernie Bolieu will show his new jewelry as well as talk on other jewelry designs. Limited edition prints by various artists. Original work by Ellen Schumacher, Carole Beam, Jimmy Leach, and Margaret Kipp.
Justus Fine Art Gallery – 827 A Central Avenue The April Exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature new work by Randall Good along with a selection of work by Kristin DeGeorge, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, John Lasater, Tony Saladino, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling, Elizabeth Weber, and others. The show will open with a reception from 5-9 p.m. during Gallery Walk.
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
Please join The Warehouse this month for some beautiful art, lovely wine, live music and some sweet treats. Open 6-9 pm for Gallery Walk.
Whittington Gallery – 307 Whittington Ave. Hildegard Honold is the April featured artist. Native of Germany she immigrated to the US in 1965 where she lived in Chicago until moving to Hot Springs in 1998. She discovered her love for painting in the spring of 2006 and has been creating art ever since. Stop by Whittington Gallery for Gallery Walk 4pm-8pm.
Dryden Pottery – 341 Whittington Ave Celebrating 75 years of creating beautiful pottery, Dryden Pottery will celebrate the milestone anniversary with local talent playing live music, refreshments, and pottery wheel demos during Gallery Walk.
Artists’ Workshop Gallery – 610 A Central Ave. Artists’ Workshop Gallery is excited to announce they will open their doors for Gallery Walk on Friday, April 2, for the first time since the pandemic began. April’s Featured Artists are two Hot Springs Village seasoned artists, June Lamoureux and Sheliah Halderman.
For more information about the many fine art galleries located in the Hot Springs Area, please visit www.hotspringsarts.org.