Hot Springs is named the 4th Best Arts Community in the United States! Many visual and performing artists call Hot Springs home, and stunning art galleries abound.

A few of our favorite galleries:

Allison Parsons Gallery at 802 Central Avenue. Famous for stunning works of historic Hot Springs architecture. Her sister makes gorgeous glass jewelry.

Gallery Central at 800 Central Avenue. Wide variety of artists on display. Our favorites include James Hayes glass works, and Houston Lew’s copper and glass creations.

Fox Pass Pottery at 379 Fox Pass. You’ll find one of a kind pieces and a wide range of functional art, including vases and dinnerware.

Justus Fine Art Gallery at 827 Central Ave. Her landscapes are otherworldly, plus she features several emergent artists.

Gallery Central by Houston Lews

Although you’ll find lots of the chain stores scattered throughout Hot Springs, check out unique and local businesses for something really different.

Hot Springs Farmers Market at 121 Orange Street open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays seasonally.
In addition to the freshest foods around, you’ll discover local honey and jams, locally made soaps, plus lots of handmade crafts to treasure.

Central Avenue Market Place, 4332 Central (Temperance Hill Shopping) with scores of stalls featuring antiques and collectables. It’s a great place to browse and find something special.

EvilO Oils & Vinegars, (olive spelled backwards) at 360 Central Avenue. Great tasting samples. We love the salt blocks for grilling.

Bathhouse Soapery, 366 Central, for every good smelling bath and body product imaginable, made at the store.

The Toy Chest, 348 Central Ave. I run into this store, tell them the age and gender of the child, and within one minute the knowledgeable staff have directed me to the perfect gift.

Lauray’s, the diamond store. 402 Central. If you’re deciding to splurge on that beloved person in your life, go here. When taking jewelry in for repairs, I can’t help but drool over the cases.

Need some fuel while you’re out exploring? Check out our restaurants page for some of our favorite local spots!