The month of May is all about art in Eureka Springs in all its many forms.
The May Arts Festival kicked off with the ArtRageous Parade the first weekend of the month. This artful and sometimes outrageous parade rolled through downtown Eureka Springs featuring colorful floats, walkers, bands looking ArtRageous as only Eureka can. Winner of the best costume award went to Mark Hughes of Regalia as “Butterfly Boy.” Glad we didn’t have to vote…as you can see there were some incredible costumes.
Tomorrow evening, Friday, May 20th is the White Street Studio Walk.
White Street, on the upper historic loop has a number of artists that welcome you into their homes and studios to view their newest creations. There will be more than forty guest artists who will be set up in homes, studios, on porches and on the street. It’s a giant block party honoring Eureka Springs Artisans from 4PM until 10PM.
Saturday evenings in May the major Art Galleries are open from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoy refreshments and talk with their featured artist.
All month from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM The Queen Anne Mansion is featuring a fabulous show featuring local artists. You can tour the renovated Queen Anne Mansion and then go downstairs to the gallery space in the garden level of the building. You will feel like you have stepped into a world-class art exhibit. There are works from 50 painters, photographers, wood workers and sculptors on display. You will be amazed to see the quality and breadth of art from the local artists here in Eureka Springs. We can guarantee you will be impressed with the quality of artistic talent in this tiny quirky town in the heart of the Ozarks.
We’re so excited about our new cabin we’ve opened this month on the south side of Lake Lucerne in Eureka Springs. We now have three cabins available plus the cottages on the north side of the lake. We decided to be practical this time in the naming process: Cabin #2, Cabin #7, and our latest one pictured here Cabin #8. Each of these have a view of the lake, are pet friendly and created for the couple that just wants a quiet peaceful getaway without their children. They are all decorated in our usual comfortable, casual, and cozy style. The other photos of Cabin #8 should be on the website in the next few days.
The happy couple
Most of our guests at The Peabody House and The Inn at Rose Hall know we own Lake Lucerne Cottages and the lake by the same name. Lake Lucerne is a small 6-acre lake two miles south of downtown Eureka Springs.
Over the past five years our guests have watched the waterfowl change from time to time on the lake depending upon the season. Several years ago we became the owners of a flock of domestic geese that are noisy, territorial and possessive. In spite of all of that they are very entertaining and we all love to watch their antics.
Last fall we wrote about the love affair between a Canadian goose that arrived one day in the spring and one of our domestic boys. Everyone kept waiting to see if she would leave her lover and fly south when fall arrived. She did not. She stayed with her partner all winter and helped the others patrol the lake. Another pair of Canadian geese arrived a week ago and she has no interest in them at all. Wonder what spring will bring?