Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

It’s almost time for Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017 edition. This year, you’ll be able to find me at Booth 211. For more info, click the banner below or continue reading. Check back in the next few days or follow me on social media for a few sneak peeks of my new work!


Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event produced each year in the spring featuring the highest quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to wholesale buyers and the general public during the three-day event.

Wholesale buyers have the rare opportunity at The Market to place orders directly with producers of Kentucky traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, as well as publishers of Kentucky related books and specialty food products.

Doors are opened to the general public during the weekend to purchase work in the retail marketplace. Shoppers can find fine art and craft from Kentucky’s most extraordinary artists, participate in hands-on activities, or take a break at the Kentucky Stage music festival featuring some of the state’s best-loved musicians and performers.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its art and craft businesses. Its 34-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. Kentucky Crafted: The Market was named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 15 years.


Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

Lexington Convention Center
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, Ky.Friday, April 219 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Trade Only)
Saturday, April 229 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2310 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy tickets at the door!
One-day ticket: $12
$2.00 discount to seniors (62 and over), military and state employees with ID.
Children 15 and under are admitted free.



How About an Impromptu Art Show!

Eeeks! Monday is usually the day for recovery after a full weekend of arting it up! It is also the day for laundry and watering plants and catching up and a host of other things that sometimes get shoved to the back burner when it’s time for an art fair.

This Monday, I was surprised by an email from the director of a well-established and well-known art fair in Indiana. She had seen my artwork at Woodland over the weekend and invited me to be a guest artist at Art in Speed Park, THIS weekend, August 27th and 28th.

Since I hadn’t unpacked a lot of my things, artwork excluded, it was easy to say yes! I feel very grateful to have been invited.

Sooooo, although it wasn’t included in my show line-up. I’m excited to say I’ll be in Sellersburg, Indiana this weekend at Art in Speed Park.

And, although I’m still a little tired from the Woodland Art Fair, I’m excited about this show.

And just like that….my typical recovery M0nday turned into a busy one!

Art in Speed Park is just a few short minutes from Louisville, so if you’re in the area and would like to see all of my little people, in person, in one setting, come out and visit!

The show runs on Saturday and Sunday, 10-5 each day.


Click the banner above for more info!