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 If you're looking for a delightful art and craft experience, Wishing Spring Gallery & Gift Shop is the place to visit. Located in Bella Vista, Arkansas, this gallery celebrates the power of creativity and showcases original works by local and regional artists and crafters. Here are some highlights:

Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring is a 501C non-profit organization. The gallery has been in the arts business since 1984, so they truly understand art and craftsmanship. You'll find a diverse range of hand-created fine art and fine crafts, all "made in America" by over 40 artisans.

Three Floors of Treasures: Explore all three floors of this charming gallery to discover unique gifts and beautiful pieces. From art paintings, prints, photography, pottery, and wood creations to various crafts, there's something for everyone.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday, from10 am to 4 pm. 

 New hours for Fridays 10am to 7pm and Sundays from 1 to 4pm

The Artisan Alliance

is a non-profit art organization formed in 1966. The group exists to further art appreciation and education within the community, by giving scholarships to young adults majoring in art, and by assisting elementary art teachers in reaching their supply goals.


Scholarship Program 

Art Scholarship Program! With part of the profits we make on our Festivals, we provide higher education scholarships in Fine and Applied Arts for graduating high school seniors who are going on to college and majoring in the visual arts.

The Artisan Alliance is proud to offer scholarships for local artisans in the amount of $1,000 per semester for up to 8 semesters.

Applicants should be a Northwest Arkansas high school senior entering College in the fall as a declared a major in the fine or applied arts OR a current NWA college freshman, with a GPA of at least 2.65.

Check out the application for more details. If you qualify, please read the application carefully.  Our Scholarship Director, Cathy Chanin, will be available to help if you have any questions or difficulties.

To contact Cathy by email:

For eligibility info click here

Download the application here.

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The Clay Studio is a FUN COMMUNITY of ceramic artists all striving to grow in their craft.  Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist you will find a place with us!  This studio is dedicated to teaching and helping one another grow in our skills and knowledge of the art form that is clay.


There is something about clay that calls you to respond to it and leave your mark.  It’s incredible to think that when you make a pot or an art piece your fingers leave marks that, after being fired, may be enjoyed for thousands of years.  And the process is therapeutic and rewarding especially when done with friends.


Our instructors are experienced professionals able to work and teach in a fully equipped studio - eight wheels, slab roller, extruder, and a myriad of hand-building tools, an incredible glazing area including a spray booth, and three computerized electric kilns located in a well-ventilated kiln room.


Please, come join us!


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Join our club

Help make a difference in our community!  We are always looking for new members to join our club. To apply, please fill out an application and submit it to Wishing Spring Gallery.

 Together, we can create a brighter future for everyone.

Physical Address:

Wishing Spring Gallery

8862 W. McNelly Rd.

Bella Vista, Ar. 72714

Mailing Address:

Wishing Spring Gallery

8862 W. McNelly Rd

Bentonville, Ar. 72712

479 273 1798

Upcoming Events

Club Membership Special Meeting 

 June 11th at 10am at Wishing Spring Gallery

8862 W. McNelly Rd. Bella Vista

Scholarship Recipients will be there to meet everyone and talk about their work and future plans.  

An outside BBQ and potluck picnic will be after the scholarship presentation. Bring your own drinks and a side dish or chips, or buns. We will setup outside behind the Clay Studio or if the fireworks tent is up we may use that. Hamburgers, turkey burgers and hot dogs will be available.

This is a great opportunity for us all to get together for a fun time eat, laugh and enjoy one another. 


Wishing Spring's Art & Craft Festival 2024

May 17th & 18th 9am to 5pm

Event Address: 8862 McNelly Rd, Bentonville-Bella Vista, AR 72712
Contact: 479-273-1798

Event Fee - $120 for Artisan Alliance Members

$150 for Non-Artisan Alliance Members

Application deadline is May 1, 2024.
(you must have been a member by January 31, 2024 to qualify as a member)
Please note: Non-Artisan Alliance members & Artisan Alliance Members not currently exhibiting in Wishing Spring Gallery must submit 3 images of items for jury or arrange for viewing of items. 

Click box below for a pdf and download

Or click on link below to fill out online

October 2024
Wishing Spring Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
check back later for details on applying for this show

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