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 at the entrance of 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
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: 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 
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.
an abstract stainless steel and yellow sculpture named Synchronous
Sculpture Name: Synchronous

Artist: Randy M. Olson


Acquired: 2010
Location: In front of the Exchange Street Plaza in downtown Hot Springs.
A bronze sculpture of a little girl flying a kite named Catching the Wind

Sculpture Name: Catching The Wind

Artist: Gregory Johnson

Acquired: 2010                                     
Location: In front of the Exchange Street fountain on Central Avenue.

A sculpture of a woman holding a dove named Peace

Sculpture Name: Peace

Artist: Longhua Xu

Acquired:  2002                 
Location: Top side of the Exchange Street fountain

A red, yellow and orange mix of circles. Sculpture named Equator

Sculpture Name: Equator

Artist: Jeanfo

Acquired:  1984                                          Location:  At Sponsor's Plaza along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail between Grand Avenue and Maurice Street

Large yellow abstract sculpture named Yellow Bird

Sculpture Name: Yellow Bird

Artist: Darren Nolan

Acquired:  2000                                   
Location: In center median along Convention Blvd.

A tall, skinny yellow metal sculpture with a circle at the top named Early Sunrise
Sculpture Name: Early Sunrise

Artist: Cunningham


Acquired: 2000
Location: In center median along Convention Blvd
A large dark yellow sculpture of a circle with a star shoot up the middle named Man and Nature
Sculpture Name: Man and Nature

Artist: Cunningham


Acquired: 2000
Location: In center median along Convention Blvd.
A metal sculpture of two eagles tangled in flight named Lovers, Fighters
Sculpture Name: Lovers/Fighters

Artist: John Mark and Nikki Baker


Acquired: 2016
Location: along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail at the Belding Street entry.
A metal sculpture of a running horse named Running In Circles. The body and legs of the sculpture ar
Sculpture Name: Running In Circles

Artist: John Mark and Nikki Baker


Acquired: 2016
Location: along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail at Hollywood Avenue entry.
A large metal sculpture of an Native American Indian man shooting an arrow and his wife behind him w
Sculpture Name: Indian and Maiden

Artist: John Mark and Nikki Baker


Acquired: 2017
Location: along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail near the Monarch Butterfly Garden at Runyon Street.
A metal sculpture of a penguin maitre d' holding a covered platter named The Bird Feeder
Sculpture Name: The Bird Feeder

Artist: John Mark and Nikki Baker


Acquired: 2017
Location: along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail near the Monarch Butterfly Garden at Runyon Street.