Eureka Springs

Courtesy / Becca Martin Brown

Becca Martin Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, places the weekend spotlight on Springdale and Eureka Springs for art, music and more.

Courtesy / Out In Eureka

Eureka Springs, a popular LGBTQ+ tourist destination, is fully open for Pride this June. According to the director of "Out In Eureka," all sorts of local LGBTQ+ businesses are catering to the culture. 

Courtesy / John Two-Hawks

John Two-Hawks' new book, Of Mist and Stone, was created during the pandemic and was inspired by silence.

Courtesy / Sean Fitzgibbon

Sean Fitzgibbon has long been fascinated with the historyof medical fraud Norman Baker and the bogus health cures he pushed on the radio and from the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. His nearly 14-year project to create a graphic novel, What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel tells the story.

The Writers' Colony At Dairy Hollow

In this Community Spotlight, Pete Hartman interviews Michelle Hannon, the Executive Director at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow to discuss their latest fellowship. The newest fellowship aims to help authors seeking to express their love for nature, and the environment. To learn about their latest fellowship, go here.  

Courtesy / Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Last month, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs welcomed a new resident. His name is Rambo the spotted hyena and he was rescued from southern Arkansas after the person who owned him suddenly passed away. Animal Curator Emily McCormack says Rambo is settling in well with the tigers and lions that are now his new neighbors. You can see photos and videos of Rambo here.

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Ozarka Natural Spring Water, today packaged in Texas, originated in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Founded in 1879, Eureka Springs was a popular Victorian-era health resort known for its pure mineral springs. The popular spring water was also bottled and shipped across the country, branded as Ozarka Water in 1905. Decades later, a California bottler purchased the Ozarka water brand, moving the bottling works out of state.

Courtesy / Eureka Springs School of the Arts

The Windgate Foundation, in collaboration with the Arkansas Community Foundation, has established a $10 million endowment for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Established in 1998, the woodland arts and crafts campus, located in Carroll County, is a destination for over 500 students annually. 

Courtesy / Steve Beacham

Spring Street Pottery, one of the oldest continuously operating studios in Arkansas, is marking a 50th anniversary this month in Eureka Springs. To celebrate, proprietor Steve Beacham and partner Mark Hughes, owner of Regalia Handmade Clothing, are curating a popup holiday gallery called EurekaMade in the pottery complex at 67 Spring Street, now open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Courtesy / Richard Quick Photography

Last Tuesday, voters in Eureka Springs decided several controversial ballot measures and contested City Council races framed by economic and residential interests. We gather analysis from local business owner and retired Carroll County Justice of the Peace, Lamont Richie.

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