About Us

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! Next meetings are Tues Sept 20th and Dec 6th at Concordia in Bella Vista.

The Alliance sponsors the following venues:

Wishing Spring Gallery, where artists display and sell their artwork and crafts.

The Gallery's new hours are

Wed - Sat 10 am to 4 pm

The Clay Studio, provides classes and training by professional potters on creating your own pottery.

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Please send your applications to:

Wishing Spring Gallery 8862 W. McNelly Rd. Bentonville, Ar. 72712

A jury will be set up, you will receive an email with your date and time to be juried. (if you have a preference date, please mark that on your application) Once you have been accepted you can pay your space fee of $125.00, We can take check, cash or credit card.

Papers

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 wishingspringgallerydirector@gmail.com

EVENTS COMING UP IN 2022

ARTIST INTRODUCTION SHOW

April 14th 5PM TO 8PM 

WSG Arts and Craft Tent Celebration

Memorial Day Weekend May 27th-29th

Members Meet and Greet

June 16th 

 

Sept 16th Bison Night

October WS Festival 

Christmas Open House 

Dec 21st - 24th

Door Prizes, and refreshments

New Holiday Items to choose from

Arts & Crafts

Scholarship

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: cathychanin10@hotmail.com

Download the application here.