The Lexington Art League and Parks & Recreation are gearing up for the 40th annual Woodland Art Fair presented by Nancy Barron and Nancy Barron & Associates, Inc.! 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 15-16, 2015, inside Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502).
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.
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.
2015 Featured Artists are Matthew Cook of Border State, David Kenton Kring, Dronex and Sarah Jane Sanders.
Community Activities will be held in the Kid Zone under the shelter next to the playground. Experience the fun, hands-on activities with your entire family! Activities available for all ages! Thanks to Creative Alliance, Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic, Lyric Theatre, Living Arts & Science Center, Bluegrass Printmakers Co-op, Explorium and FRC 2856 Robotics for providing wonderful activities!
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.
Thank you to our Lead Sponsors!
2015 Major Awards
Best of Kentucky: Sponsored by Artique
Cutting Edge: Sponsored by Delcotto Law Group, PLLC
Award of Excellence: Sponsored by Michael J. Cox, Esq., Cox Law, PLLC
2015 Merit Awards
2-D Mixed Media:Sponsored by Bluegrass Mailing Data and Fulfillment Services
Metalwork: Sponsored by Critter Control of Lexington
Photography: Sponsored by High Street Fly/ Pet Wants
Painting: Sponsored by Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty- Becky Reinhold
Graphics/Printmaking: Sponsored by A' la Carte Promotions
Wood: Sponsored by Scott Wilson Carpentry LLC
Ceramics: Sponsored by Best Friend Bar
Drawing/Pastels: Sponsored by Landrum & Shouse LLP
Fiber/Leather: Sponsored by James Motor Company
Glass: Sponsored by Fitzsimons Office of Architecture
Jewelry: Sponsored by Artique
Sculpture: Sponsored by TownePlace Suites Lexington South/Hamburg Place
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 15
10:00 - 10:30 am The Salsa Center
10:45 – 11:45 am Mary Grace Allen
12:00 – 1:00 pm Cane Run Bluegrass
1:15 – 2:15 pm Maiden Radio
2:30 – 3:30 pm Bridge 19
3:45 – 4:45 pm Julie Knight
5:00 – 6:00 pm Ben Lacy
Sunday, August 16
10:30 – 11:30 am Custom Made Bluegrass
11:45 – 12:45 pm Asly Toro
1:00 – 2:00 pm Grandview Junction
2:15 – 3:15 pm Jeri Howell
3:30 – 5:00 pm Rakadu Gypsy Dancers