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Kentuck: One of Alabama's Best Art Festivals Featured

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Art lovers will descend on Kentuck Park this weekend to enjoy one of the premiere art festivals in the country. The 44th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts will be held this Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. More than 270 diverse artists will present their work and interact with festival-goers at Kentuck this year.

Nationally recognized for its quality and diversity, a stroll through the Kentuck Festival brings visitors eye-to-art with a variety of artistic styles ranging from folk to contemporary art and craft. Traditional and heritage craft artists such as basket weavers, blacksmiths, potters and quilters invite visitors to watch them demonstrate their skills and share the secrets of their craft. 

Kentuck will feature a variety of live music and spoken word performances on two stages. This year’s lineup includes Debbie Bond and the Trudats, the Steel City Jug Slammers, The Bear and The Mulligan Brothers.

An interactive art environment in the center of the Festival entertains both young and old with an invitation to befriend a tuba at the musical petting zoo, squish clay, or indulge in fabric fantasies at the tie-dye area. 

Free, continuous shuttles provide transportation to the park from downtown Northport. Advance purchase only weekend tickets are available online through Oct. 17 for $15 for ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are admitted free. Daily tickets are $10 per person per day. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. No pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed in the park.

The 44th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information on the 2015 festival, including the full artist lineup and the schedule for each day, visit www.kentuck.org or call (205) 758-1257.

 

Article sponsored by Hudson Poole.

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