15th White Street Walk set for May 20 in Eureka

Monday, May 16, 2005

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The 15th annual White Street Studio Walk will take place Friday, May 20, from 4 to 10 p.m., in Eureka Springs.

Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into homes and studios to view their latest works. They will be joined by more than 50 guest artists, most from the Eureka Springs area, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more.

Among those displaying will be 15-year show veterans, weaver Eleanor Lux; watercolorist Zeek Taylor; and painters John Willer and Mary Springer. The four are the walk's organizers and all by coincidence ended up living on White Street after attending the Memphis College of Art. Lux, who has lived on the street for many years, saw the opportunity of fulfilling her dream of the walk as the other artists moved into the neighborhood.

Besides the attraction of art, the event draws crowds who delight in experiencing a "hidden" Eureka Springs, where they can visit with artists in their private spaces. "White Street and the surrounding blocks have a very high concentration of working artists," says Taylor. "I can stand on my front porch and look in any direction and see their homes/ studios and know that creativity abounds in this part of town." Those attending get a sense of neighborhood in an area of town that is primarily residential.

Turquoise flags will identify participating locations. White Street is on the upper historic loop, not far from the Crescent Hotel. The event is free to the public.

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