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, Friday & Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm. And starting in April 2024 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.
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: email@example.com
For eligibility info click here
Download the application here.
THE CLAY STUDIO — CREATIVITY WELCOMED HERE
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!
THE CLAY STUDIO
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.
Wishing Spring Gallery
8862 W. McNelly Rd.
Bella Vista, Ar. 72714
Wishing Spring Gallery
8862 W. McNelly Rd
Bentonville, Ar. 72712
479 273 1798
Club Meeting -
April 9th at 4pm St. Theordore Church, Bella Vista, Ar.
Everyone invited including non-members wishing to know more about our club.
Looking for new exhibitors!
Jury will be set for February 28th. If you are interested in joining our club and exhibiting in the gallery, you can download the exhibitors application below. You must be a member of our club. Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring
What we are looking for: Any artisan or craftsperson who is dedicated to their work and would like to become an exhibitor in our gallery.
We love crafters, potters, glass, resin, or wood workers. If you have a passion for your handmade items, we want a chance to meet you and see your work.
Artist Reception Night
Discover Wishing Spring Gallery, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local artists.
Join us for our upcoming artist reception night on April 18th, 2024 from 5pm to 7pm. Come meet our talented artists and view their work and have an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork from talented artists in our community.
Wishing Spring's May Tent Event 2024
Call Out to Vendors
May 17th & 18th 9am to 5pm
Event Address: 8862 McNelly Rd, Bentonville-Bella Vista, AR 72712
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.
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