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Inaugural NorthSide Festival comes to Loudoun House on April 27 to honor folk artist LaVon Williams

The Lexington Art League has announced the NorthSide Festival, a new community arts festival, will be held on April 27 in honor of long-time northside resident and prominent folk artist LaVon Williams.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 209 Castlewood Dr. in Lexington, home of the Loudoun House and the Lexington Art League. The NorthSide Festival welcomes its neighbors and friends to celebrate the day with 20-40 art vendors, food and beverage, entertainment, and free admission to the Lexington Art League galleries. There will be five new exhibitions by local artists and curators during the festival for guests to enjoy.

Art vendors include a range of folk art, sculpture, painting, mixed media, jewelry and more. Musical performances will include local talents Big Maracas, D.J. Rice, and Small Batch. The festival will also feature several local food and beverage vendors, including West 6th Brewing. Other free activities include a drawing station and live wood-carving demonstrations.

“The Lexington Art League is honored to be a part of Lexington’s north side, and this is our way of celebrating the neighborhood’s indelible past and what lies ahead for its promising future,” said Art Shechet, the Lexington Art League Board President.

Founded in 1957, the Lexington Art League is central Kentucky’s original arts organization. The League exists to create opportunities for Lexington-area artists and those who appreciate their work through exhibitions, special events, and other programs. The Lexington Art League can be reached at lexingtonartleague.org or (859) 254-7024.

This event is sponsored by the City of Lexington Department of Parks and Recreation, LexArts, Kentucky Arts Council, Black Lotus Yoga, Jeff and Lora Carter, and Dean Langdon and Beth Hellebusch.

From Lexington Art League

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