We are unutterably sad to announce that Max Elbo passed on Jan 15, 2017,
from Circle of Life Hospice Center in Bentonville, AR.
We are grateful to all for their extraordinary care of this extraordinary man.
Jazz funeral/celebration on April 11th, 2017 in Eureka Springs, AR.
Full Moon. We loved Max & he loved this town.
Walk with us behind the musicians.
Dress for fun & get your "second line" on!
The Benefit Auction for longtime Eureka Springs artist, musician & resident Max Elbo took place Sunday, May 1st, 2016. It was a fabulous outpouring of love & support for Max; a fun celebration of Max's many years in Eureka & his contribution to the City & to its culture, & a lasting tribute to the generous spirit of the community itself.
Please visit the "THANK YOU" page for a listing of the many many hands that made the event such a heart-centered evening for us all.
Max began his art career as a psychedelic poster artist for the infamous Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan in the late 60’s. Much of his highly-collectible early work is featured in the “The Art of Rock”, the definite guide to rock ‘n’ roll poster art.
He relocated to Eureka Springs, AR, in 1975 & is well-known for his intricate pen & ink fine art & his series of posters for many Eureka music events such as the Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Music & Folk Festivals. From 1975 - 2017; Eureka Springs experienced over 40 years of Max Elbo's wonderful art!
Max called himself a "reef fish" & considered Eureka to be his "reef"; i.e., "an individual living among or in close relation to complex ecosystems with tremendous biodiversity"; a uniquely Max-like perspective of Eureka Springs.