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April Newsletter


Eureka Springs, Arkansas
April, 2010

Spring is well underway in Eureka Springs. Trees and flowers are blooming and it’s such a lovely time to visit. Spring is all about Art in Eureka Springs, especially during April and May. The galleries will start their Annual Gallery Stroll Open House the second Saturday of April and continue through December. The entire month of May is devoted to the Arts in Eureka Springs, with many events and exhibitions displaying a wide variety of fine art. A new event this year, the Grand Illumination, will decorate downtown buildings and Victorian homes with thousands of oriental lanterns. The 42nd annual season of the Great Passion Play will open May 7th.
There’s always something going on in Eureka Springs. Check out the list below and come join the fun! It’s not too early to call to reserve your dates. Plan that Special Getaway this year at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast.

The Two Free Music Show Tickets special was so well received in March, we have extended it to April. Don’t miss out – time is running out.
April Special

* Stay Two Nights in March and Get Two Music Show Tickets Free!
* Your Choice of the Pine Mountain Jamboree or Ozark Mountain Shows*
* Good on any suite or cottage
* Must mention this special when making your reservation.

*Pine Mountain Jamboree closed Sundays, Ozark Mountain opens closed Tuesdays
No other discounts apply

White Chocolate Lemon Tart
This recipe uses Meyer Lemons. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. This unique fruit blends the traditional flavor of a lemon and the sweetness of an orange. It’s rich, dark and aromatic juice is much sweeter than a conventional lemon. If Meyer lemons aren’t available, mix lemon and fresh squeezed orange juice in equal parts.

3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup Meyer lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
4 ounces white chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 9 inch baked pie shell

In a medium stainless steel bowl, beat the eggs until blended. Stir in sugar and then Meyer lemon juice. Cook over boiling water, stirring continuously with a wire whisk until mixture thickens, resembling pudding. Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate until melted and completely incorporated. Set aside to cool at room temperature. Cover and chill.
Whip the cream to firm peaks. Fold the Meyer lemon mixture into the cream and spoon into baked pie shell.
Chill 2 hours or until firm before serving. If desired, garnish with extra whipped cream before serving.

April 9-11
Annual UFO Conference at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For more information call Jean Seifried at 479-981-0353 or Angel Brodsky at 479-981-1764

April 10
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. The city’s art galleries are joining forces to stage a monthly “Celebration of the Art of Eureka” 6pm to 8pm. For more information call Quicksilver at 479-253-7679

April 11
Eureka Springs Preservation Society 2nd Annual Simply Scrumptious Dessert and Tea. Twelve beautifully designed table tops with desserts in the Crescent Hotel’s Conservatory. The Society will raffle off a special table. For more information: Dee Bright, President 479-253-9582

April 15
Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, March-October at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.

April 15-18
34th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks. AA Convention at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For more information visit

April 15-17
16th Annual Spring Carnegie Library Book Sale. Hours are Thursday 6pm-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. For more information call 479-253-8754

April 16-17
6th Annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival. Watch chain saw carvers in action! For more information contact David Blankenship at 479-253-2080, Leigh Spargur at 479-253-9100 or Carl Ennis at 479-253-8766

April 23
The Nimitz Prism Concert. Known for excellence, the award winning music department from Nimitz High School (a 5A high school of about 2500 students) in Irving Texas, will present an eclectic and unique concert of instrumental and vocal music at 7 PM in The Auditorium. Former Irving band director and longtime University of Arkansas band director Eldon Janzen will be honored and will conduct the program. Proceeds of the event will go to the music departments of Eureka Springs and Berryville High Schools.
FREE Music every Saturday from 1pm-5pm and every Sunday from 11am-3pm in Basin Spring Park

May 1
National Day of Prayer celebrations

May 1
Ozark Chorale performance at the Auditorium. For more information visit

May 1
The ARTrageous Parade, through historic downtown, kicks off the May Festival of Arts at 2pm.

May 1
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery presents a show and reception for internationally known sculpture artist Tim Cotterill entitled “The Frogman’s Back!” – limited edition bronze frog, koi, and gecko sculptures. 6-9 p.m. 479-253-2626.

May 1
Eureka Thyme features woodcrafters to kick off the May Festival of the Arts. Les Casteel of Wood That Rocks crafts fine furniture. John Dilbeck specializes in segmented, turned bowls. Jim Kibby works in wood burl. Join us for a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. 479-363-9600.

May 1
83 Spring Street Gallery kicks off this year’s festival with an open house. Refreshments available. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 1-31
The Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show. Exhibit featuring two and three-dimensional work craeted by som of Eureka Springs’ finest artest. Open daily from 10am-6pm in the Queen Anne’s Mansion Garden Level Gallery, Hwy 62 and 23N. Admission $2.00. For more information contact Ken Rundel at 866-947-4387 email

May 1-31
May Festival of the Arts. For more information, call 479.253.2586 or visit

May 7
Studio 62 is hosting the 5th Annual Art as Prayer Exhibition–an invitational show coinciding with the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts and the National Day of Prayer, all occurring during the month of May. The artists’ reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

May 7-October 30
42nd Annual Season of The Great Passion Play. For more information or reservations call 800-882-7529 or visit

May 7-9
War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show. Wide variety of crafts and food concessions. For more information call 479-789-5343, visit or email

May 8
83 Spring Street Gallery celebrates artists that hale from Arkansas, including master glass carver Rick Isaacs, equestrian artist Allison Cantrell, and fine art skull artist Kate Barger. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 8
Meet and greet artist Maureen Dailey from 6-9 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Her glass sculpture is organic and one-of-a-kind. 479-363-9600.

May 8
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery presents the 12th Annual Group Invitational Theme Show – “Widgets, Gizmos, & Doohickies.” Show & Artists’ Reception 6-9 p.m. Over 30 area artists were invited to interpret this year’s theme. The show will be on display all day Saturday. Cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” 479-253-2626.

May 8
PT Cruiser Show at Pine Mountain Village. Parade on Saturday at 9 pm. For more information call Anita Rook at 479-685-1522 or Tammie Runyan at 479-238-4979, email Tammie at or visit

May 8
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. The City’s art galleries are joining forces to stage a monthly “Celebration of the Art of Eureka” 6pm to 9pm. For more information call Quicksilver at 479-253-7679

May 11
11th Annual Eureka Springs Bike Show & Swap meet and Tattoo Contest. All makes and models of Motorcycle. Gates Open 10:00 to 4:00 All entries in by 12:00 noon. Ozark Mountain Hoe Down, Hwy 62 Eureka Springs. Admission $5.00 under 12 FREE No Pets. For more information contact Hess at (870)743-2317

May 13, 14, 15 and 16
Eureka Springs’ Grand Illumination Patterned after the annual Martha’s Vineyard Grand Illuminations started in the 1800s. The Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will be held from May 13th through 16th Our town will be aglow with thousands of Oriental paper lanterns adorning downtown buildings and Victorian homes throughout town.

May 14 & 15
“Healing Waters” Womens Conference. For more information call 870-654-7405 or visit

May 15
Show and artists’ reception at Zark’s Fine Design Gallery featuring Michael Schwade: Contemporary Artifacts – copper, brass, and silver jewelry embellished with glass cabuchons. Michael’s distinctive designs are both contemporary and classical, having the appearance of adornments that could have just as easily been created in ancient times rather than today. 6-9 p.m. 479-253-2626.

May 15
Meet fine artist Diana Harvey at her reception from 6-8 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Her oil paintings are well known both in Eureka Springs and nationally. In the past year, Diana has had work in four prestigious shows: Masterworks 2009, 18th Annual International Miniature Exhibition at Seaside Gallery, American Art in Miniature at Gilcrease, and 36th Annual International Miniature Show at the Leeper-Rattner Museum in Tarpon Springs, Florida. 479-363-9600.

May 15
Meet master duck decoy carver John Bundy at 83 Spring Street Gallery. John and his famous Bundy Ducks first appeared in Eureka Springs 25 years ago. He will be creating a special limited edition 25th anniversary duck that will only be available at this even. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 15-31
Shakespeare in the Ozarks presents “The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare. The story and language will be as Shakespeare wrote them; however, the production will transpose the action to Eureka Springs in its heyday – the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Spread your blanket or unfold your lawn chair and enjoy the intimate ambiance created by the hills, trees, and rock outcroppings in the amphitheater of Eureka’s historic Harmon Park. For performance times and further information please visit:

May 15
Studio 62 and the Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group present “Food For Thought” at the Lovin’ Oven. It’s an evening of pizza and pondering as the writers’ present materials on spirituality, life and love. And it’s free! Coffee and tea are included and the evenings events begin at 6 p.m.

May 16
6th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival. This is an annual event for adults and children featuring authors and book related professionals presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation. For more information call 870-423-5300 or visit

May 18-20
“Eureka Springs ARTCAR Get Together.” Part of the “Great MidWestern ARTCAR Tour of 2010.” Cruising, community outreach, meet and greet the art cartists. Sponsored by Eureka Springs ARTCARtists 2.0. For more info call or email Ranaga 479-981-3288, or Ralph Wilson 479-981-6190,

May 19
ARTCAR Parade, following the traditional route through historic downtown on Spring Street at 6 p.m.

May 20
Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, March-October at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.

May 21
White Street Walk. Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into their homes and studios to view their latest works. For more information, call 479.253.2586, visit or email

May 22
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery presents a show & artist’s reception for renowned glass artisan Rollin Karg: Hot Glass & Cold Steel – blown glass and metal sculptures. Rollin Karg designs and creates small and massive sculptural pieces from molten glass, usually shaped in a freeform, asymmetrical manner. 6-9 p.m. 479-253-2626.

May 22
Mark and Eli Hopkins return to 83 Spring Street Gallery, unveiling the newest pieces in Mark’s one-of-a-kind collection, themed ‘Child’s Play’. Also, see Eli’s latest creations. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 22
Meet artists Ken and Sandy Starbird in a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Ken’s ceramic creations continue to amaze and delight! Sandy’s fabric primal images are expanding our consciousness daily. These wonderful artisans are combining their talents in amazing ways. 479-363-9600.

May 22
63rd Annual Garden Club Plant Sale from 8am-3pm in the parking lot of the Eureka Springs High School. For more information call Mary at 479-253-7078.

May 22
Eureka Springs Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20. For more info call 479-253-7078.

May 22
1st Annual Eureka Springs Garden Clubs’ Secret Garden Tour from 10am-3pm. For more information call Mary at 479-253-7078.

May 29
Eureka Thyme hosts an exhibit of the photography of the Beaver Bridge, a much-photographed landmark in the Eureka Springs area. See it through the eyes of photographers Randal Thompson, Dale Johnson, Stephen Shogren, Gerry Toler, and Jim Young. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 479-363-9600.

May 29
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery: Open House all day. 479-253-2626.

May 29-30
83 Spring Street Gallery hosts jewelry designer Betsy Stafford for a 2-day trunk show event. Using rare and unusual gemstones that are rated excellent or better, Betsy wraps each piece letting the stones be her guide. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8pm and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 29
16th Annual Mustang Show. For more information call Jim Post at 479-253-2364 or email

If you have questions or need more information about any of these events, email or call us toll-free.

Clark and Donna


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