Arts Events Calendar

Arts and Crafts

See our Arts Links page for links to Kentucky arts organizations, performing companies, and venues.

Beadweaving Basics

Cost: $40. Participants will learn the fundamental beadweaving technique, brick stitch, and how to use it in a number of applications. Participants will leave this workshop with a bracelet and pair of earrings started and all of the supplies and knowledge necessary to complete their projects.
DATE: Nov. 1, 1 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

The Construction and Conservation of Early Kentucky Furniture

The Collecting Kentucky Lecture series features expert talks by Kentucky collectors. Lectures are free with admission, but space is limited to 20 participants for this lecture. RSVP and pre-pay to guarantee a spot. Reservations may be made by calling 859-255-6653 or visiting
DATE: Nov. 2, 2 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

Dustin Dirt: Pretty Ugly

DATE: now through Nov. 6
LOCATION: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St., Louisville

Henderson's 6th Annual Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale

DATE: Nov. 7, 5-9 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Henderson

Deep Ecology: New Work by Ying Kit Chan

The works on display include images of deteriorating industrial landscapes and environmental disasters alongside plant life, revealing the artistís understanding of the built environment and the natural world as a volatile system compelled to evolve cohesively. The majority of work in Deep Ecology was produced during Chanís sabbatical from the University of Louisville, where he is professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts.
DATE: now through Nov. 11
LOCATION: Cressman Center for Visual Arts, University of Louisville

Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration

DATE: now through Nov. 16
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

The Second Annual Sporting Art Auction

Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington will collaborate to host the second Sporting Art Auction. The 2014 collection features 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture from renowned artists. Catalogs are available from Sporting Art Auction representatives in the Limestone Cafť, located in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, beginning with the September Sale, or on the auctionís website. Inquiries are welcome via the website, by email to, or by calling Cross Gate Gallery at 859-233-3856. In keeping with the Keeneland Association's mission, Keeneland's portion of the auction proceeds will benefits its non-profit initiatives, including the Keeneland Library Foundation.
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4 pm
LOCATION: Keeneland Sales Pavilion, Lexington

Improbable Baubles Opening Reception

Free, kid-friendly, and open to the public.
DATE: Nov. 22, 1 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

The Clay Alliance Holiday Pottery Fair

Admission is free.
DATE: Dec. 6, 11 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati

Krafted in Kentucky

Free admission. Features handcrafted and locally produced items celebrating area and regional sustainable vendors and talent; bluegrass and percussion musicians; demonstrations focusing on upcycled decorating ideas; and holiday food.
DATE: Dec. 6, 9 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Cave City Convention Center, Cave City

Cozy Candy Cabin Construction

Cost: $10. For all ages. Create a festive candy cabin in this family friendly workshop.
DATE: Dec. 6, 1 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

Innovative Ornaments

Cost: $10. For all ages. Add a little life to your holiday decor in this tiny terrarium/ornament workshop.
DATE: Dec. 13, 1 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

Put a Lid on It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans

DATE: now through Feb. 28
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

Central Kentucky Craft Festival

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015
LOCATION: Owen County Fairgrounds, Owenton

See our Arts Links page for links to Kentucky arts organizations, performing companies, and venues.