Searcy County has a storied history of talented artists, probably the most famous of which is Essie Ward, who painted numerous scenes of life in the Ozarks in back over 30 years ago. But you may not know that there are many very talented artists continuing that tradition today.
To show their talents, on Thursday, October 11th, from 4:30 till 6:30 PM, there will be a reception of a group of local artists gathered at the Searcy County Court House in Marshall to hang their art work in the old court room.
This effort is the brainchild of Brenda Smith and Thereisa Housley, with the cooperation of our county government officials and with a donation from the Searcy County Chamber of Commerce, the upstairs court room is now an art gallery that is open to the Public.
There will be over 40 pieces of art to see.
For now, the next time you are around the Marshall Courthouse Square, take a trip upstairs and and check out the public gallery.
Click on one of the smaller images below for a slideshow of photos of some of the art at the courthouse.