Passion, wonder and creativity abound in the small, quirky town of Eureka Springs. Delve into its unique spirit by exploring the camaraderie and creativity of the art community in a new, hour-long independent film “EUREKA! The Art of Being.”
Eureka Springs’ rich art community has grown since the days of the Great Depression when the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned artists. Encompassed by the scenic terrain of cliffs, hollows and natural springs in the hills of the Ozarks, the town of just 2,000 is home to more than 300 artists, writers and musicians. It is a singular city where life can move at a slower pace, but it maintains a richness and cosmopolitan environment.
Throughout the years, painters, sculptors, metal artists, poets, photographers, writers, dancers and many others have been drawn to the little Ozarks oasis. While some say “It’s where the misfits fit,” and others declare “It’s a place of seekers,” the town has long proven to be a place of solace for creative minds in need of a “Eureka!” moment. In “EUREKA! The Art of Being,” you’ll have a chance to explore the history, artistry and essence of a town where the roads are not straight and passions run wild.
Don’t miss the program’s AETN premiere on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.