The Lexington Art League (LAL) and Parks & Recreation are gearing up for the 38th annual American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair! Stay tuned to this page for information, including a roster of 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. Stay tuned for a downloadable map and artist roster.
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, August 17 from 10a - 6p and Sunday, August 18 from 10a - 5p, inside Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502).
EXTRAS: Art demonstrations; an ATM machine (by American Founders Bank's booth); Bike check at the Racquetball Court; Free shuttle service from downtown; Music, Drinks, Food & Kids Zone
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 American Founders Bank, and many sponsors listed below. See fair history- watch a video from 2008's fair.
LAL’s booth will provide interactive art experiences for everyone. Look for our banner, located in the central-most part of the park. Check back soon for details.
Community Activities will be held in the central section of the park, just south of the pool and next to the playground. Experience the fun, hands-on activities with your entire family! Activities available for all ages!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
10a – 1p: Lexington Public Library's Spellbinders "The Art of Story Telling"
1p – 3p: Bluegrass Printmakers Co-Op "Hands-on Monotype Prints"
3p – 6p: Living Arts and Science Center "Community Mural"
Sunday, August 18, 2013
10a – 1p: Lexington Children's Theatre "Costume Activity"
1p – 3p: Bluegrass Youth Ballet "Dance ART-ifact Activity"
3p – 5p: Institute 193 "Interactive Bulletin Board Cafe"
Three shuttles (including one wheelchair- accessible) will be circulating every 10 minutes. Park free at American Founders Bank’s downtown Lexington branch (corner of Rose St. and East Main), 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.
Listen to live music and see entertainment all day, both days on the gazebo stage, on the Kentucky Ave. side of the park.
All activity and entertainment schedules are subject to change. We appreciate your understanding.
2013 Major Awards
Best of Kentucky: Amelia Stamps , sponsored by Artique
Cutting Edge: Don Ament, sponsored by DelCotto Law Group PLLC
Award of Excellence: Youngjoo Yoo sponsored by Smiley Pete
2013 Merit Awards
3-D Mixed Media:John Petrey sponsored by Fitzsimons Office of Architecture
2-D Mixed Media: Aaron Hequembourg sponsored by Bluegrass Mailing Data and Fulfillment Services
Metalwork: Ben Caldwell sponsored by DelCotto Law Group PLLC
Photography: Craig Brabson sponsored by Michael J. Cox, Esq., Cox Law, PLLC
Painting:Bruce Holwerda sponsored by Becky Reinhold - Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty
Graphics/Printmaking:Kent Ambler sponsored by Sarah Davies Design
Wood:Eric Erstling sponsored by Lexington Art League
Ceramics:Kate Lally sponsored by Lexington Art League
Drawing/Pastels:Marianna McDonald sponsored by Lexington Art League
Fiber/Leather: Jude Stuecker sponsored by Lexington Art League
Glass:Thomas Spake sponsored by Clarion Hotel Lexington
Jewelry:Sadie Wang sponsored by Artique
2013 Special Thanks
Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Bike Check)
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers at Tates Creek Christian Church (Baby-Changing Station)
PODS Brand Containers of Lexington
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 Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Find the bike symbol on the map.
The Baby Care Station, located in the central section of the park, is possible through help from the Mothers of Pre-Schoolers at Tates Creek Christian Church. Change diapers and nurse as needed without being trapped in a stuffy bathroom stall.
Travis Townsend studied at Kutztown University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has recently presented solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Bloomsburg University (PA), Doppler PDX (Portland), the Southwest School of Art and Craft (San Antonio), Weston Gallery (Cincinnati), and the New Arts Program (PA), and been included in group exhibitions at Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia), Spaces Gallery (Cleveland), and Zone: Chelsea (New York). Images of his artwork have been published in The Penland Book of Woodworking, New American Paintings, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual.
His awards include an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, three grants from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and a National Young Sculptors Award from Miami University. Townsend has participated in residencies at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Penland School of Crafts, Vermont Studio Center, Peters Valley Craft Center (NJ), and the Emma Lake Collaboration.
He currently teaches drawing, design, and concepts at Eastern Kentucky University. Ongoing projects include a series of collaborative installations with the SmithTownsendCollaborative.
Felicia Szorad earned her BFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and her MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Felicia currently lives in Lexington, Ky., and is a professor of art and metals program coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University.
Felicia exhibits her creative work nationally, most recently in Alchemy, the 13th Juried International Enamel Exhibition, which traveled, and in an upcoming solo exhibition at Edinboro University. Additionally, she teaches metalworking workshops nationally at both universities and craft centers such as Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Felicia has received grants to support her creative work from the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky
Foundation for Women. Images of her work have been published in Metalsmith magazine, the Art of Enameling, and 500 Enameled Objects.
Fair Artists, please go here.
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