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Gallery Walk is a Hot Springs Treasure!

August 6th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

One of the most delightful evening strolls in Historic Downtown Hot Springs on the first Friday of every month is Gallery Walk. It’s an enjoyable event for those of us who live in Hot Springs and a very special outing for out-of-town visitors who just happen to be in Hot Springs on that Friday evening.
We have a significant number of art galleries in Downtown and they are grouped relatively close together. Gallery Walk takes place from 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of each month and includes wine, tea and lemonade along with appetizers for patrons of the arts who come to look and shop at the wonderful galleries. Each gallery is unique and offers such a great assortment of art.

A couple of my favorites that are next door to each other are Alison Parsons Gallery and Gallery Central, but I thoroughly enjoy browsing in them all. It’s always amazing to me how many new pieces the galleries exhibit from month to month. From Gallery Central, I’ve given various Houston Llew’s Spiritiles (glass infused on copper) as wedding gifts and baby gifts.
An added treat for us for the evening includes eating at Rolando’s, downtown. The food is always fresh and

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Rolando’s for great food

delicious. I’ve never gotten a meal I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Also, on Friday and Saturday nights Rolando’s has live music on their very unique and interesting outside patio.
So, my suggestion is to eat an early or late supper at Rolando’s and then mosey on over to the galleries to take your time and enjoy all the art Hot Springs has to offer.
An additional suggestion is to make it a getaway weekend and stay with us at our Arkansas bed and breakfast. We have our own art gallery at the Inn with our in-house artist, Robin Young, who has her incredible work on exhibit and for sale. In addition, every guest room has original fine art! You’ll also love our gourmet breakfasts and our luxurious rooms. Each room has its own individual personality with a peaceful and beautiful view of the lake. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a weekend to remember.

Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey

January 13th, 2015 by Ray Rosset

We are fortunate to have many local artists in Hot Springs and one we continually hear about is Linda Williams Palmer. Linda is known for her photographs and color pencil drawings of the “Champion” trees in Arkansas. The Arkansas Forestry Commission has designated more than 125 Arkansas trees as “Champions,” which means they are the largest of their species in the state. Arkansas is known as the Natural State and part of the beauty throughout the area can be seen in the majestic trees.

Palmer currently has an exhibit “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey” at the Hot Springs National Park Cultural Center in the Ozark Bathhouse in Historic Downtown Hot Springs through August 2015. The exhibit features large and detailed drawings and documentary photographs of 18 champion trees. This is one incredible exhibit not to be missed.

The “Champion” trees are located throughout Arkansas and Hot Springs is fortunate to have five local trees designated as “Champions.” The Hot Springs trees are American Basswood, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Magnolia Umbrella and Horse Chestnut. They are situated in different sites around the city. The exact locations of the champion trees may be found at the Arkansas Forestry website.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network featured the champion trees and Palmer’s artwork in an original 60-minute documentary. The documentary was recognized with several awards including an Emmy for Best Cultural Documentary and Best Cinematography in the 2014 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Exhibit curator Barbara Satterfield of Conway said the exhibit includes anecdotes and stories to encourage multi-generational conversations. She said, “The goal is to bring people together to enjoy Arkansas’ greatest natural resources – its land and its people.”

Making a trip to Hot Springs to see the “Champion Trees” exhibit would make a great weekend getaway. Hot Springs is home to several outstanding art galleries in the downtown area. The first Friday of each month Gallery Walk takes place and the local galleries stay open from 5-9 p.m. and serve wine and appetizers. So, the combination of the new exhibit along with Gallery Walk would make a great cultural arts weekend.

And, while in town, we’d love to have you stay with us at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast. We have a beautiful Inn where all rooms include a view of picturesque Lake Hamilton. Our rooms are incredibly comfortable and our breakfasts are delicious – the best in Hot Springs. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you with reservations and information on the fabulous new “Champion Trees” art exhibit.

Hot Springs Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 1st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Get in the spirit of the season starting Friday at 4:30 with the  Gingerbread House celebration in the historic downtown – a free event featuring caroling, tree lighting and refreshments.  Later Friday evening, stroll through the famous art galleries during the monthly Gallery Walk with the vibrant downtown Christmas display lighting your way.  Chances are you’ll find the perfect gift for the everyone on your list!

The fun continues Saturday afternoon at 2:00 when the Santa Train arrives in Hot Springs bearing gifts for all the children.  Other holiday events this weekend include the Pocket Theatre’s musical production OLIVER! and Garvan Gardens‘ Lights on the Landscape.  Come home to a luxury room at our Hot Springs B & B each night, and relax in the spirit of this most joyful time of year!

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks & Fun in Hot Springs

August 24th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Labor Day Weekend, traditionally seen as the close to the summer season, finds lots of fun events in Hot Springs. Of course, water sports tops the list of a great way to relax and say farewell to summer.  If you’re planning to rent a boat, do so right away!

Friday evening check out Gallery Walk in the historic downtown. You’ll see gorgeous art in all prices, meet the artists, and sip a glass of wine. Fun!

Saturday morning our own “Capt. Ray” provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs bed & breakfast. Hear the stories of the mansions, and history of the lake.

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton explode on Sunday evening. I love to hear the resounding echoes of the fireworks, bouncing around the lake, off the docks, and the mountains! The best fireworks viewing is from either J&S Italian Villa (reserve early!) or the Bell Riverboat fireworks cruise.

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