Kentuck Canceled 2020 Festival, but Forging Ahead with Virtual Marketplace

Kentuck Hosting Art Night Tonight

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While the 49th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts won’t fill Kentuck Park in Northport with hundreds of artists and thousands of art lovers this year, the organization will be supporting artists with a virtual celebration and marketplace.

Kentuck’s Board of Directors canceled the event held the third weekend in October because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Many artists rely on festivals for their livelihoods, Kentuck organizers said, and ensuring those artists can continue their work was imperative.

The Kentuck Festival Virtual Marketplace is an online spot where artists can connect with Kentuck customers online. It will feature online shops for each participating artist, where they can list art for sale and create videos to demonstrate their craft.

The Virtual Marketplace will be available beginning Oct. 10 at 9 a.m., and will be accessible at Kentuck’s website kentuck.org.

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