Chill out for a couple of days or shop till you drop in this northwest Arkansas town.
Streets here wind up and down, so slip into your most comfortable shoes when you take your gift list for a walk. So many shops line the streets that it could take days to see them all. We love Wilson & Wilson Folk Art Co., across from the 1905 Basin Park Hotel. Look here for folk paintings by owner Blakeley Wilson and for her charming limited-edition animals decorated with tiny folk scenes. Next to the hotel, Bath Junkie will mix your favorite scents into bath salts, lotions, and creams. In a bend of Spring Street, Zarks Fine Design Gallery offers lovely decorative glass and pottery by local artists Gary Eagan and Steve Beacham of Spring Street Studio. For home furnishings and antiques, stop by Mountain Eclectic on North Main Street. Vintage Cargo, on Kingshighway near the hospital, carries furniture, VIETRI tableware, candles, and other home accessories. For local art and crafts, visit printmaker Jack Miller and other artists in their studios at The Art Colony on North Main.