Kentuck Festival of the Arts returns for year 51

The annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts is back. The festival welcomes nearly 300 artists for a weekend of cultural fun. This year you can expect various food, craft beers, and an art-filled experience from local and national vendors.

The weekend will detail a two-day lineup of music, spoken word, and activities for the kids, such as artist demonstrations and paintings. Kentuck Arts Center Marketing Manager Ashley Williams said the festival is in its 51st-year. They are very excited to bring it back to the community.

Artist Laura Walker has been painting for more than a decade. This is her second year at Kentuck after COVID-19 forced the festival to go virtual. She described her work as art with meaning, emotion, and soul.

Entrepreneur Kerry Leasure has been making jewelry out of found objects for ten years. She stated, there is no other show quite like the Kentuck Arts Festival. “There is no other show like it. It’s just a magical vibe at this festival and the artists are so friendly. It’s the community. It’s the community that keeps us coming back,” said Leasure.

Performances from Grammy Award-winning artist John Paul White and Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones will take center stage.

The festival runs through this weekend.

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