The Lexington Art League and Parks & Recreation are gearing up for the 41st annual Woodland Art Fair sponsored by Your Community Bank! Stay tuned to this page for information, including a roster of artists and entertainment, special family programming and more!
WHAT: Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.
WHEN & WHERE: August 20-21, 2016, inside Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
AWARDS: The Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2012 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.
THANKS: Produced by LAL in partnership with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Parks and Recreation. Supported by many sponsors listed below - including this year's title sponsor, Your Community Bank!
Art for everyone
LAL’s BIG TENT will provide interactive art experiences for everyone. Look for our banner, located in the central-most part of the park.
LAL began the “Big Tent” at the 2013 Woodland Art Fair (WAF) as a way to emphasize LAL’s presence at the fair while also creating an area focused on community engagement and creative programming linked to the programming LAL conducts all year long. In addition to having a community activities section, we also invite four artists (or collaborative groups) to have a tent at the fair and sell their own work. The concept for the artist section is to give local artists, whose work we believe would be a good fit for Woodland, the opportunity to be at the fair without paying application and booth fees.
The “Big Tent” is an invitation only program presented by LAL. Artists are exempt from the jury process and, by the same token, are ineligible for awards. Artists are only allowed to participate in the “Big Tent” one time. If artists wish to participate in the WAF in the future, they must go through the regular application and jury process along with all other WAF artists.
See the 2016 Featured Artists!
We are expanding our community activities this year to include a Kid Zone, Drawing Area, Installation Art, and Performance Art. Schedules will be posted below.
Saturday, August 20
10am-12:15 pm Creative Alliance - Stone Painting & Loom Weaving
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art - Jewelry Making
12:30pm-2:45pm Lexington Philharmonic - Instrument Petting Zoo
Athens West Theatre Co. - Costume Selfies
3pm-5:30pm Lexington Childrens's Theatre - Fancy Nancy Jewelry
Explorium of Lexington - Snap Ciruit Spin Art
Sunday, August 21
10am- 1:30pm Our Playhouse Preschool - Creative Cardboard Build
2pm- 5:30pm Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative - Water-based Printmaking
FLACA - Face Painting, Paper Flowers, Art Mural
Thank you to our Lead Sponsors!
2016 Major Awards
Best of Kentucky: Sponsored by Massage Envy, Chevy Chase
Cutting Edge: Sponsored by DelCotto Law Group, PLLC
Award of Excellence: Sponsored by Michael J. Cox, Esq., Cox Law, PLLC
2016 Merit Awards
2-D Mixed Media:Sponsored by Sorella's Gellateria
Metalwork: Sponsored by Carbajal's Garden Center
Photography: Sponsored by iDENTity Dental Studio
Painting: Sponsored by Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty- Becky Reinhold
Graphics/Printmaking: Sponsored by Our PlayHouse Preschool
Wood: Sponsored by Scott Wilson Carpentry LLC
Ceramics: Sponsored by Soundbar
Drawing/Pastels: Sponsored by CycleYOU
Fiber/Leather: Sponsored by
Glass: Sponsored by Fitzsimons Office of Architecture
Jewelry: Sponsored by Savané Silver
Sculpture: Sponsored by TownePlace Suites Lexington South/Hamburg Place
Interestested in sponsoring an award? Contact Lee Eachus at email@example.com today!
Not walking or driving to the park? Park your ride! A bike check at Woodland Park will be at the racquetball court on High Street, thanks to Broke Spoke. Find the bike symbol on the map.
Saturday, August 20
10:30am - 11:30am Jessie Laine Powell
11:45am - 12:45pm Chris Weiss
1:00pm - 2:00pm Patrick McNeese Band
2:15pm - 3:15pm Butch Rice
3:30pm - 4:30pm Custom Made Bluegrass
4:45pm - 6:00pm Blue Steel
Sunday, August 21
10:30am - 11:30am Hong Shao
11:45am - 12:45am Dan Trisko
1:00pm - 2:15pm Mecca
2:30pm - 3:45pm Ben Lacy
4:00pm - 5:00pm Bridge 19
Three shuttles (including one wheelchair- accessible) will be circulating every 10 minutes. Park in the LEXTRAN Transit Center parking garage (enter from E. High Street near the Lexington Ave. and MLK Blvd. intersections), the Phoenix Parking Lot and the Lexington Herald Leader front parking lot.
The Baby Care Station, located in the central section of the park, is possible through help from the Mothers of Pre-Schoolers at Porter Memorial Baptist Church. Change diapers and nurse as needed without being trapped in a stuffy bathroom stall.