From whimsy to wow–everywhere you look there’s art. Along the streets, in the galleries, on the buildings and in restaurants and clubs – local art. Music in the park, clubs, restaurants and on the streets – local musicians. Legendary performances, musicals, plays, and theatrics are scheduled throughout the year at the historic Auditorium. Children’s musicals, books, films, and documentaries are Made in Eureka Springs. From our earliest recorded history, Eureka Springs has been a vibrant arts and culture village. The Caddo Indian tribe, known for their pottery and weaving, settled this territory. Famed WPA muralist Louis Freund and his artist wife Elsie started the first art school in Arkansas during the mid-century. Gorgeous landscapes, vistas, lakes, rivers , and nature play a big part in our creative lifestyle. Eureka Springs has lots of ‘eye candy’ for plein air painters and photographers. Creative inspiration is everywhere.