Winter Wonderland Tree Competition and Canned Food Drive

Kara@emergentarts.org

Winter Wonderland Tree Competition and Canned Food Drive

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT

Join us for our Winter Wonderland art tree competition and canned food drive to benefit Project Hope Food Bank. The Spa City Tappers will be performing, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance.

Artists, designers, and organizations were asked to construct and install the most beautiful, wacky, elegant, crazy, amazing, artful tree they could come up with in Emergent Arts Circle Gallery. The exhibition is also a food drive for Project HOPE Food Bank. Gallery visitors will cast their votes by placing canned goods under a favorite tree. The tree with the most donated food items under it will win the artist a free month of membership to Emergent Arts studio. After the competition, food items will be donated to Project Hope Food Bank. Peanut butter, canned fish and other canned meats, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stew, and canned beans are a few suggestions for what to bring.

The exhibition’s reception will take place Friday, December 3rd during gallery walk in the Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts. Voting will begin at 5pm until 8PM. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop in from 5PM-6:45PM and the Spa City Tappers will perform at 6:30pm in the dance room at Emergent Arts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for casual photos, but won’t be holding little ones on their laps.

The Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is located at 341-A Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs, 71901. Wheelchair accessible. For more information about this event, or any other Emergent Arts programs, please visit www.EmergentArts.org, email Kara@EmergentArts.org or call 501-613-0352. Emergent Arts fosters creativity among emerging artists of all ages and abilities in Garland County and surrounding communities. Emergent Arts is open M-F 1-4PM, during receptions, and scheduled class times.

Spa City Tappers will perform at 6:30PM, on December 3rd.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance at 5PM , on December 3rd.

Call for Spring 2020 Class Proposals.

Calling all artists!  If you have ever considered teaching a class at Emergent Arts please consider submitting a proposal.

Emergent Arts is requesting proposals from Teaching Artists in all disciplines of art for the Spring 2020 semester. Classes and workshops offer emerging artists of all ages exciting opportunities to explore various mediums and themes that are relevant to their age group and skill level.  Proposals for all types of visual and performing arts are welcome.

Our Spring calendar runs from February 3rd through May 23th. Classes can span 4 weeks or up to the full semester in length.  Single day workshops are also welcome. Please see our proposal form below for more details.

Applications are due Tuesday, December 3rd.

The proposal form can be found here: Proposal Request Spring 2020

Feeling Inspired by Yayoi Kusama


Yayoi Kusama

If you regularly drive by Emergent Arts on Whittington Ave, you might notice the look of the building changes once every year as a new mural is painted on the front of our building. Each summer, the community comes together to help support Emergent Arts at our Annual Fundraiser Ice Cream Social. During the social, community members work together with artist Jeri Hillis, to bring a new vision to life.

This year, we are very excited that our new mural will be inspired by the organic shapes and bright, bold colors of Yayoi Kusama! Come join us on August 17th, 2019 from 2-5pm. With your ice cream in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, you can help us transform our space!


Yayoi Kusama

How do you mount works on paper, anyway?

As artists, diy is usually the name of the game, but we don’t always know how to present our work in a professional, archival manner without shelling out money that might be better spent on art supplies. Here’s your quick guide:

http://www.reframingphotography.com/content/mounting-matting-and-framing
http://www.reframingphotography.com/content/mounting-matting-and-framing
http://www.reframingphotography.com/content/mounting-matting-and-framing

Call for Spring 2019 Class Proposals

Calling all artists!  If you have ever considered teaching a class at Emergent Arts please consider submitting a proposal.

Emergent Arts is requesting proposals from Teaching Artists in all disciplines of art for the Spring 2019 semester. Classes and workshops offer emerging artists of all ages exciting opportunities to explore various mediums and themes that are relevant to their age group and skill level.  Proposals for all types of visual and performing arts are welcome.

Our Spring calendar runs from February 5th through May 25th. Classes can span 4 weeks or up to the full semester in length.  Single day workshops are also welcome. Please see our proposal form below for more details.

Applications are due Tuesday, November 5th.

The proposal form can be found here: Proposal Request Spring 2019

“Indulgences” 5th Anniversary Fundraiser

Come and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Emergent Arts at “Indulgences” on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6 o’clock in the evening. Hosted by Ms. Dorothy Morris, and Davis and Suellen Tillman, the festivities will take place at 116 Central Avenue (upper level).

Your ticket to “Indulgences” includes multi-course hors d’oeuvres, designer desserts, champagne bar, and specialty cocktails provided by Deep Eddy Vodka. The evening’s entertainment boasts cabaret-style performances, mystic readings, and of course great art. There will also be opportunities throughout the evening to further support the work of Emergent Arts.

This event is not to be missed!

Click here for more information about “Indulgences”

Call for Class Proposals – Fall 2018

Calling all artists!  If you have ever considered teaching a class at Emergent Arts please consider submitting a proposal.

Emergent Arts is requesting proposals from Teaching Artists in all disciplines of art for the Fall 2018 semester. Classes and workshops offer emerging artists of all ages exciting opportunities to explore various mediums and themes that are relevant to their age group and skill level.  Proposals for all types of visual and performing arts are welcome.

Our Fall 2018 calendar runs from September 4th – December 15th. Classes can span 4 weeks or up to the full semester in length.  Single day workshops are also welcome. Please see our proposal form below for more details.

Applications are due Sunday, July 22nd.

The proposal form can be found here: Proposal Request Fall 2018

Summer Camp 2018

Register now for Summer Art Camp!  Ages 5-14. Students will work in three art classes and projects will include, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and clay. All materials + snack included. Students will need a sack lunch. This year’s dates are July 10-13 and July 17-20, 9am-3pm. Click here to register

Creative Writing Camp is July 24-27. Ages 13+ 10am-2:30pm Students will take part in creative writing classes with local poet Kai Coggin and a bookmaking class. All materials + snack included, students bring a sack lunch.  Click here to register