Spirit of the Springs - CBH Cooperative - 2016
Artist Maria March captures the bison spirit, the national mammal, and highlights the the history of the area. Take a selfie in front of this fella sitting on the corner of Jennings and North River Street. CBH Cooperative and Nolan Schroeder assisted in the creation of "Spirit of the Springs" in 2016 with artist Maria March dazzling the public with a well-known image of a bison.
A MESSSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It started with a small group who wanted to share history, art and the creative nature as well as boost the economy of Hot Springs. It grew into the ‘Oasis of Art’, went to the state level, and because of the death of major supporters and lack of local support never came to fruition. What became of the idea translated into a small group with a mission of promoting, funding, and managing projects for the long-term expansion of the fine arts, architectural arts, and cultural heritage of Hot Springs and Fall River County...the Cultural Development Organization.
As a 501 c.3 non profit organization, the small group began the transformation of buildings in Hot Springs to the canvas for public art: murals. Today you see how private donors, business owners and the public work together to provide these cultural experiences. Mural art – where history becomes public art.
How does it happen? Our annual Evening of Wine and Roses event is the one fundraiser we conduct each year – with a different theme each year and generous donor funds are raised for each mural. In 2017 we will partner with others to create some new funding sources. Businesses offer their buildings as canvasses for the mural. And the partnership begins. An event leads to donations leads to a canvas for an artist and history comes alive.
Each of the murals has a name documenting history, each mural invites the public to participate in the history and culture of Hot Springs. We invite you to visit the murals, to think about the scene and participate in the experience provided by public art.
We also invite you to participate with us as a 'friend' (helping with events or fundraisers) or as a board member. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in assisting us in any way!
Evening of Wine & Roses 2018
Save the date:
Evening of Wine & Roses
Mardi Gras theme
Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City of Hot Springs
Black Hills Books & Treasures
Woolly's Western Grill
Fall River Pioneer Museum
Skeeter Bite Productions
Fall River Rising
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