Celebrate the Holidays

Winter Wonderland Tree Competition and Canned Food Drive

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT

Join us for our Winter Wonderland art tree competition and canned food drive to benefit Project Hope Food Bank. The Spa City Tappers will be performing, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance.

Artists, designers, and organizations were asked to construct and install the most beautiful, wacky, elegant, crazy, amazing, artful tree they could come up with in Emergent Arts Circle Gallery. The exhibition is also a food drive for Project HOPE Food Bank. Gallery visitors will cast their votes by placing canned goods under a favorite tree. The tree with the most donated food items under it will win the artist a free month of membership to Emergent Arts studio. After the competition, food items will be donated to Project Hope Food Bank. Peanut butter, canned fish and other canned meats, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stew, and canned beans are a few suggestions for what to bring.

The exhibition’s reception will take place Friday, December 3rd during gallery walk in the Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts. Voting will begin at 5pm until 8PM. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop in from 5PM-6:45PM and the Spa City Tappers will perform at 6:30pm in the dance room at Emergent Arts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for casual photos, but won’t be holding little ones on their laps.

The Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is located at 341-A Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs, 71901. Wheelchair accessible. For more information about this event, or any other Emergent Arts programs, please visit www.EmergentArts.org, email Kara@EmergentArts.org or call 501-613-0352. Emergent Arts fosters creativity among emerging artists of all ages and abilities in Garland County and surrounding communities. Emergent Arts is open M-F 1-4PM, during receptions, and scheduled class times.


Thank you for wearing a mask to our event!

Holiday Classes at Emergent Arts

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Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, Holiday Addition!

$12.00 – $20.00

Saturday, December 4th, 10:30AM-Noon

Proof of vaccination for ages 12 and up. Masks required.

Come paint your own tree or holiday plate! Select one of the following from the drop-down menu, arrive at 10:30 on Saturday, December 4th to glaze your piece. We’ll fire it for you and you can pick it up before Christmas. Makes a great family activity, and gift!

8″ fat tree- $20

8″ skinny tree-$15

7″ tree dish-$12


Ornament Making Workshop


Saturday, December 4th, 1-3PM

Ages 16 and up

Masks and proof of vaccination required.

Make a beautiful ornament in time for the holidays! Use fabric, beads, and sequins to make your own handmade holiday decor. Makes a perfect gift or keepsake! All Materials included.

Financial Aid Scholarships available – email kara@emergentarts.org for information