Public Art & Sculpture

The City of Hot Springs has a beautiful collection of donated and purchased art and sculpture. The collection which is currently valued at an estimated $3,000,000 is placed in various locations throughout the downtown Hot Springs area, the Hot Springs Creek Greenway (HSCGT) Sculpture Garden, and the Convention Center. There are future plans for sculpture to be placed at all seven (7) Trailheads along the HSCGT. 

The City's Arts Advisory Committee reviews and recommends placement of permanent art, assists in the organization and promotion of temporary art exhibits, and assists in the securing of private, grant funding and art donations for permanent art displays at public facilities and buildings in the city. These nine individual volunteers are appointed to serve two-year terms and meet every six weeks.


1 Flight, J. Lawrence Craig, 1965
Sculpture Name:
Flight

Artist:
J. Lawrence Craig

Acquired: 1965

Location: Sculpture Garden
To the left of the entrance to the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail, Transportation Trailhead, 100 Broadway Terrace.
2 Fasces 42, Vernon Desmond Gross, 2006
Sculpture Name:
Fasces 42

Artist:
Vernon Desmond Gross

Acquired: 2006

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail
3 Crooked House, Unknown, 2005
Sculpture Name:
Crooked House

Artist:
Unknown

Acquired: 2005

Location: Sculpture Garden
Far right center median
4 Ship Sails, Jonathan Cromer, 2006
Sculpture Name:
Ship Sales #1

Artist:
Jonathon Cromer

Acquired: 2006

Location: Sculpture Garden
Far right center median
5 The Queen, Gary Mitchell, 2008
Sculpture Name:
The Queen

Artist:

Gary Mitchell

Acquired: 2008

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

6 Icarus, Jeanfo, 2000
Sculpture Name:
Icarus

Artist:
Jeanfo

Acquired: 2000

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

7 Thirst, Ryan Schmidt, 2006
Sculpture Name:
Thirst

Artist:
Ryan Schmidt

Acquired: 2006

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

8 Tick Tock, Eric Ober, 2007
Sculpture Name:
Tick Tock

Artist:
Eric Ober

Acquired: 2007

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

9 Mass In Motion, Jim Lewis, 2005
Sculpture Name:
Mass In Motion

Artist:
Jim Lewis

Acquired: 2005

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

10 Winds From the South, Wayne Summerhill, 2008
Sculpture Name:
Winds From the South

Artist:
Wayne Summerhill

Acquired: 2008

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

11 Within, John E. Ellis, 2002
Sculpture Name:
Within

Artist:
John E. Ellis

Acquired: 2002

Location: Sculpture Garden
Median along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

12 L spir du Arkansas, Maritza and Terry Bean, 2014
Sculpture Name:
L'spir du Arkansas

Artists:
Maritza & Terry Bean

Acquired: 2014

Location: Sculpture Garden
Near the Historic Downtown Farmer's & Artisan's Market, 121 Orange Street, along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway
13 Strutting His Stuff, Ann Maguire Edmondson, 2008
Sculpture Name:
Strutting His Stuff

Artist:
Ann Maguire

Acquired: 2008

Location: Historic Downtown Farmer's & Artisan's Market

Bill Clinton Welcome Sign, Albert Smith, 1994
Sculpture Name:
Bill Clinton
Welcome Sign

Artist:
Albert Smith

Acquired: 1994

Location: Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Avenue near the Welcome Center
Mother Nature Fountain, Long Hua Xu, 1992
Sculpture Name:
Mother Nature

Artist:
Longhua Xu

Acquired: 1992

Location: Center Median on Central Avenue in front of the Arlington Hotel, 239 Central Avenue.

Special Note: this sculpture is listed in the Smithsonian Catalogue.
Site under construction.
Additional information on sculpture and art at the Convention Center, along Convention Boulevard, and in Downtown Hot Springs will be listed soon.