Inspiration for a Nation
In the early part of the nineteenth century, artists looked to the American landscape for inspiration and often choose distinctly American subjects, Native Americans. Artists like George deforest Brush sought to portray the “elemental” nature of people and “translate Indian life” of the 19th century with his art.
Inspiration Point and what is today, Blue Spring Heritage Center, was a bustling Native American community from prehistoric times through the 19th century and was a stop along the Trail of Tears. The natural spring that made it a popular stop still flows today.
Inspiration Point Still Inspires
“A mountainous place not too many miles from Heaven.” Is how Inspiration Point came to be known in the 1920’s. The scenic overlook was a site for a German inspired castle which later became one of the most unique music programs in America. Opera in the Ozarks is a renowned program and performs every summer. Learn more about Opera in the Ozarks and view the performance schedule.
Near Inspiration Point is the Eureka Springs School of the Arts where professional, award winning artists teach classes at all levels in a variety of mediums. Follow Highway 62 East just one half mile from Inspiration Point. Learn more about Eureka Springs School of the Arts.