The 2018 tour dates will be May 17, 18 & 19, 2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm each day.
*SELF GUIDED TOUR OF AREA ARTISTS AND STUDIO'S
click below for list of participating studios and driving instructions*
It may be too early to have a list of studio's particiopating in 2017 but when it is
published we will be happy to post the link.
HISTORY OF THE EVENT IN MOUNTAIN HOME
The idea for the Art Odyssey was born October 9, 2010 during the dedication of the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home Arkansas. The artist whose works were purchased to be a permanent part of the library were on hand to meet visitors and answer questions about their art. Some local supporters of the arts stopped to watch a video made by local mosaic artists R. Scott and Neilla Flanagin, which explained and showed how the mosaic river JOURNEY was inspired, created and installed. (Visit our Mountain Home Arkansas Library and view the beautiful floor mosaic by these artists. A river flows with native animals and flora and fauna featured along the way.) They asked why our area could not have a tour of the local artists which is a question that has been echoing for years. That question let to a meeting by artists, the Chamber and members of the community. The idea was immediately met by artists and patrons alike with enthusiasm. A committee was formed, a name chosen and trademarked and THE ART ODYSSEY with its mission to encourage public awareness of art and promote artistic expression in the Arkansas Ozarks was formed. Come and enjoy speaking with and seeing some of the most talented local artists in our Arkansas Ozark Region. Driving Instructions are on the link above and there is such diversity in the art.