LOCAL ARTISTS DRAW BIG CROWDS AT KENTUCK ART FESTIVAL

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Story by WVUA 23’s Monae Stevens

Over 200 artists showcased their work at the 48th annual Kentuck Arts Festival on Saturday, and hundreds of people from around the state of Alabama and all over the world were in attendance.

Art is considered a form of expression and each piece an artist makes conveys emotions.

“When someone sees that (an art piece), and they also find something in it, it might be different from yours, but they find meaning in it that it that’s special to them,” Booker T. Washington Magnet High School Senior Gia Paolini said.

This is Paolini’s third year attending the Kentuck Arts Festival as an artist representing her school in Montgomery. Paolini thinks that the creativity that artists bring out in their pieces is what makes people appreciate art more.

“Art’s becoming bigger and more understood and more encouraged,” Paolini said. “It’s so important to me… I want to encourage everyone to visit like an art festival so often in their life.”

The Kentuck Arts Festival continued through Sunday.

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