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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...

Shaker Village to host 22nd Craft Fair August 4-5; event features reproductions of Shaker arts, crafts

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be hosting its 22nd annual Craft Fair on Aug. 4 and 5. The event is sponsored by Hardscuffle, Inc. (KyForward File photo) As one of the state’s premier craft events, the Shaker Village Craft Fair features the elite among regional artisans, as well as up-and-coming new artists. The juried event showcases Shaker reproductions and other merchandise made of clay,...

Student nominations sought for EcoArt Contest Program to recognize high school artists

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2017–18 EcoArt Contest. The contest, which is in its ninth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect Kentucky’s environment. Multiple...

Bright colors, history and all sorts of artistic mediums are on display in the Capitol Annex

“Kentucky Moonrise” by Alexey Stiop of Georgetown (Photo provided)   The hallways of the Capitol Annex are vibrant with art, as “Kentucky Visions at the Capitol” is on exhibit through March 30.   The annual Kentucky Arts Council exhibit features 56 pieces of artwork by 20 Kentucky artists, including three Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship recipients and 17 artists...