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story.lead_photo.caption FILE PHOTO/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Pat Sweeden (from left), Susan Overgaard, Kelee Overgaard, Judy Thorpe, B.J. Dennis, Teri Round, Tara Lawson and Suzanne McKown, as "Shades of Artists Past," attend a past Mad Hatter Ball at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. The 2018 benefit for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts on Oct. 19 at the hotel.

The Mad Hatter Psychedelic Ball on Oct. 19 will benefit the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Hats are required for admission.

The 16th annual event, which is largest fundraiser for the group each year, will be at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs. The event will feature a hat contest, dinner, cash bar, sealed-bid and silent auctions and live music by Crescent City Combo.

Mad Hatter Psychedelic Ball

Who: Eureka Springs School of the Arts

What: Hats, hat contest, dinner, cash bar, sealed-bid and silent auctions

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs

Tickets: $60

Attire: Hats required

Information: (479) 253-5384 or essa-art.org

Proceeds will help support scholarships for adults and young artists, as well as work-study scholarships.

The arts school for adults features workshops in a number of media, including wood, metalwork, two-dimensional, fiber arts, clay and glass. The school's mission is "to cultivate, promote and encourage artistic expression by providing art education opportunities in a unique environment of beauty and creativity." The school marked its 20th anniversary in April.

The nonprofit organization will host the ESSA Veterans Recognition Day from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 10. The day will feature free one-day offerings especially for veterans, such as beginning black smithing, woodworking, jewelry making and reverse glass painting. Pre-registration is required.

-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER

cschoppmeyer@nwadg.com

NAN Our Town on 10/11/2018

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