Kentucky Events

Arts and Crafts

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

Light on the Land—Images of Nature by Brian Maslyar

Photographic display of scenes from North America's national parks and wilderness areas as captured by Brian Maslyar.
DATE: now through Sept. 27
LOCATION: Gallery 33, located near Natural Bridge State Park, 1228 Campton Road, Slade (next to Subway)

Julio Cesar: Uncertain Seasons

DATE: now through Oct. 9
LOCATION: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St., Louisville

Nate Larson: New American Landscapes

New American Landscapes is a series of color photographs taken while traveling. Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video.
DATE: now through Oct. 25
LOCATION: Hite Galleries at Schneider Hall, University of Louisville

Put a Lid on It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans

DATE: now through Feb. 28 (Meet the artists reception Sept. 21, 1-3 pm)
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

Carving Demonstration

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 20, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

The Helmet Project by Gary Chapman

DATE: now through Sept. 26
LOCATION: Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea

Torch Fired Enameling

Cost: $80. Participants will learn how to fuse glass enamel to metal without using a kiln. Students will learn the basic skills needed to start applying colorful enamel to copper and take home a pair of earrings or a pendant. No experience is necessary.
DATE: Sunday, Sept. 27, 1-4 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

Janice Miller Demonstrates Folk Painting

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

Henry Clay, Architecture, and the Decorative Arts Lecture

The Collecting Kentucky Lecture series features expert talks by Kentucky collectors. Lectures are free with admission, but space is limited. RSVP and pre-pay to guarantee a spot. Reservations may be made by calling 859-255-6653 or visiting www.headley-whitney.org.
DATE: Monday, Sept. 28, 2 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

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: Oct. 3-Nov. 11 (gallery talk Thursday, Oct. 16, 6 pm)
LOCATION: Cressman Center for Visual Arts, University of Louisville

Trials and Joys of Collecting Kentucky Silver

The Collecting Kentucky Lecture series features expert talks by Kentucky collectors. Lectures are free with admission, but space is limited. RSVP and pre-pay to guarantee a spot. Reservations may be made by calling 859-255-6653 or visiting www.headley-whitney.org.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 am
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

International Focus Exhibition: The Arts of Mexico

DATE: now through Oct. 5
LOCATION: Rogers Galleries, Berea

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair

Features handmade, juried items, including baskets, weaving, wood, jewelry, photography, 2-D painting, natural materials, sculpture, clay, metalsmithing, florals, 2-D drawing, leather and more.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, Oct. 12, 10 am -5 pm
LOCATION: Indian Fort Theatre, Berea

Spooky Treasure and 'Rotten' Egg Hunt

Cost: $10. A scavenger hunt for all ages. Come in costume.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 18, 1 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

Kentucky Longrifles and Powder Horns

The Collecting Kentucky Lecture series features expert talks by Kentucky collectors. Lectures are free with admission, but space is limited. RSVP and pre-pay to guarantee a spot. Reservations may be made by calling 859-255-6653 or visiting www.headley-whitney.org.
DATE: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

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 www.headley-whitney.org.
DATE: Nov. 2, 2 pm
LOCATION: Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington

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

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

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. The artwork will be exhibited for public viewing in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion beginning with the September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 8-21. 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 info@thesportingartauction.com, 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

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

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