Kentucky Events

Arts and Crafts

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

In Residence Exhibition

Free. Works by painter Lori Larusso and fiber artist Melissa Vandenberg. Free opening reception Sept. 5, 6-9 pm.
DATE: now through Aug. 26
LOCATION: Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington

Hell Ride: All New Work From Mason Maxey

DATE: now through Aug. 31
LOCATION: Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S. Third St., Louisville

Repurposed & Recycled: Works by Kentucky Artisans

Showcases both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works made from a variety of unusual found and recycled materials. From old children's building blocks to cigarette butts, antique weather vanes and dehydrated tree frogs, this exhibit by 41 Kentucky artists includes jewelry, furniture, clothing, sculpture, collage, paintings and a variety of mixed-media works using fiber, metal and wood.
DATE: now through Sept. 6
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

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 (Artist's reception Sept. 9, 4-8 pm)
LOCATION: Gallery 33, located near Natural Bridge State Park, 1228 Campton Road, Slade (next to Subway)

Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration

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

Asbury University Artist Series: 'Matthaus Evangelium' by Otto Dix

This exhibit of lithographs by Otto Dix, German expressionist (1891-1969), tells the story of the Book of Matthew.
DATES: Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Asbury University, Kinlaw Library, Wilmore

Jeweler and Lapidary Artist John Leeds Demonstrates Kentucky Agate Jewelry

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 6, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
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 Café, located in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, beginning with the September Sale, or on the auction’s 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

Louisville Potter Melvin Rowe Demonstrates Hand-built Ceramics

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea

Put a Lid On It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans

DATE: Sept. 13-Feb. 28 (Meet-the-artists reception, Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30 to 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

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

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

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