Art fans from around the Tuscaloosa area gathered under the big red dog in downtown Northport for the Kentuck Art Night on Thursday evening.

Two new exhibits were unveiled during the event, including a painting by Clay “Kunkle” Stembridge on the side of the Kent Clarke Center. Stembridge has become a well-known painter in the area despite having lost his peripheral vision. He hasn’t let that stop him from doing what he loves.

“This is ridiculous that I’m even here, I started to paint to kill time and have something for the day never would have felt the resident artist of Kentuck and making the art is much about reminding myself to be a better person as it is to remind other people to be better too,” Stembridge said.

The event also included live music, open artist studios, pop-up shops and chess matches. In conjunction with Alabama’s bicentennial, Kentuck celebrated “A Year of Alabama Artists” with a special gallery.

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