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 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.
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