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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses

    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

  • Elevator closure

    Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.

  • 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled

    Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.

2009 Artist-In-Residence Images

Black and white photo looking out from top of trail at Goat Rock; foliage surrounds three sides with a central opening to faintly see a mountain in the distance.
"Vista on Goat Rock, Top of the Trail"
Silver gelatin print
Beverly Buys, May 2009 Artist-In-Residence
Composite of Rod Northcutt animal paintings, cardinal, deer, squirrel, turtle, pileated woodpecker
Cardinal, white-tail deer, gray squirrel, three-toed box turtle, and pileated woodpecker
Rod Northcutt, August 2009 Artist-In-Residence
side view and top view of basket. Center is ceramic base of rust and clay color. Woven seagrass primarily natural color with areas of green extending upward.
"Natural Hot Springs"
Basket made of seagrass and rafia with stoneware base
Donna Dunnahoe, September 2009 Artist-In-Residence
painting with blues, purples, red and burnt orange colors with vertical and horizontal linear separations of color, also an arc. Throughout the colored areas are white triangles which bleed to another below it.
"Ancient Springs"
Hugh Dunnahoe, October 2009 Artist-In-Residence

Did You Know?

copy of lithograph from a publication showing the valley of the hot springs with Hot Springs Creek on the right and two men in the foregroun

Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.