Crescent Hotel

Overnight on the Trail
The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, a Historic Hotel of America in Eureka Springs.

Fayetteville Artosphere

Walton Arts Center
Arkansas Premier Center for Arts & Entertainment.

Crystal Bridges Art Museum Crystal Bridges Museum
of American Art

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Photographs of trail views were captured by Edward Robison III.

Inspiration Point

Art owes its origin to nature herself.

– Giorgio Vasari

Inspiration PointInspiration for a Nation
In the early part of the nineteenth century, artists looked to the American landscape for inspiration and often choose distinctly American subjects, Native Americans. Artists like George deforest Brush sought to portray the “elemental” nature of people and “translate Indian life” of the 19th century with his art.

Inspiration Point and what is today, Blue Spring Heritage Center, was a bustling Native American community from prehistoric times through the 19th century and was a stop along the Trail of Tears. The natural spring that made it a popular stop still flows today.

Inspiration Point Still Inspires

“A mountainous place not too many miles from Heaven.” Is how Inspiration Point came to be known in the 1920’s. The scenic overlook was a site for a German inspired castle which later became one of the most unique music programs in America. Opera in the Ozarks is a renowned program and performs every summer. Learn more about Opera in the Ozarks and view the performance schedule.

Near Inspiration Point is the Eureka Springs School of the Arts where professional, award winning artists teach classes at all levels in a variety of mediums. Follow Highway 62 East just one half mile from Inspiration Point. Learn more about Eureka Springs School of the Arts.

Continue exploring the Arkansas Art Trail at Pea Ridge Military Park.

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Sacred Arts Gallery
Photographs of the subtle beauty and simplicity of the Midwest landscape by Edward Robison III.

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