The Artisan Alliance is a non-profit art organization formed in 1966 as The Village Art Club. 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.
Membership is open to those who appreciate the visual arts and wish to support and promote art and artisans in the NW Arkansas area. Contact us using the email below to join!
The Alliance sponsors the following venues:
Wishing Spring Gallery, where artists display and sell their artwork and crafts.
The Gallery's new hours are
Thurs - Sat 10 am to 4 pm
The Clay Studio, provides classes and training by professional potters on creating your own pottery.
Wishing Spring Gallery
If you would like to join our club download our club members form and submit it by email or in person at Wishing Spring Gallery. If you are an artist and would like to become an exhibitor in our gallery please fill out the application form below and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2023
DATES TO BE DETERMINED
Jury for new exhibitors - March 6th at 11am, at the gallery, if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor please make sure you have filled out your membership application and paid your membership dues. Then fill out an Exhibitor application and turn it into the gallery.
ARTIST INTRODUCTION SHOW - April 20th 2023 5pm to 6pm at the gallery, meet the artists and browse new art and craft displays, refreshments, food, and enjoyable company.
WSG Arts and Craft Tent Celebration - May 12th - 13th 2023
Art and Craft Spring show, exhibitors, food trucks, music
Vendors wishing to participate in this event please download the application on this page, drop off or send to Wishing Spring Gallery, 8862 W. McNelly Rd. Bentonville, Ar 72715, or email to: email@example.com This is a 2day event Friday and Saturday, security will be provided for Thursday and Friday nights. You may setup on Thurs if you wish. Pricing is $120 for both days. Hours are 9am to 5pm both days. This is a juried event, jury is set for March 24th at #2 Cora Circle Bella Vista, (Townhouse Association Building) 11am. If unable to attend the jury please email detailed pictures of at least 6 of your items. Items must be handmade, crafted or painted.
Members Meet and Greet - This will take place at one of our monthly meetings
October WS Festival
Christmas Open Hous
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. The application cannot be filled out online and must be accompanied with a handwritten letter. Our Scholarship Director, Cathy Chanin, will be available to help if you have any questions or difficulties.
To contact Cathy by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the application here.