Tonight’s SweetART ArtWalk will EXPAND out of the immediate downtown Frankfort area and into the South Frankfort neighborhood. The February ArtWalk begins at 5 pm and end at 9 pm and covers over 30 stops! Below you will find a comprehensive list of stops and the artists participating. You’ll find the South Frankfort stops in RED.
Shake off those mid-winter blues and join us for a Valentine’s Weekend ArtWalk on Friday, February 12, from 5-9pm, sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union. Meet the artists and experience their many and varied creative works… paintings, pottery, photography, fiber art, sculpture, drawings, jewelry and more! Visit over 25 ArtStops… studios, galleries, retailers and more… including several new-to-ArtWalk art venues in South Frankfort!
Look for the Orange Pennant on storefronts for participating ArtWalk stops. Participating venues listed below.
Bourbon on Main – 103 W Main … On display, the paintings of Bourbon On Main’s very own Audra Tackett, Sarah Mitchell and the photography of Chef Anthony Peluso. Complimenting the visual art will be the Bill May Quartet Featuring renowned jazz guitarist Brandon Coleman.
Brick Alley – 325 Saint Clair … Hosting an exhibit of artworks by Marvin Puckett (ceramics), Amy Carey (sketches and acrylic paintings) and Mike Bates (photography). Plus, musical art entertainment from 6-9pm by duo Casen (from Restless Leg String Band) & Maggie (from Moonshine District).
Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway … www.broadwayclay.com … This pottery studio, classroom and gallery will host their Valentine’s ArtWalk where ArtWalk and Valentine related pottery will be for sale! And. with the special help of local artist/teacher Jody Jaques… Paint Your Own Heart Magnet for $5 during ArtWalk! Also, hosting KSU Art Club’s New York Trip Fundraiser (ceramic mugs, plant and herb markers for sale) along with an exhibit of student works.
Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway … Featuring Life Drawings by Carla Canonero Phillips. Be inspired by the beauty of the human figure while you enjoy a Very Valentine Wine Tasting!
Capital Gallery – 314 Lewis … NEW! Estate of James Robert Foose (University of Kentucky Professor & Artist). Watercolors, Woodcuts, Drawings, Handmade Books. Plus, Greg Seigel,
Ellen Glasgow, Dobree Adams, Larkspur Press and Broadstone Press Books! Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 – 5. 502-223-2649
City Hall – 315 W Second … Hosting an exhibit by Lacey Roberts, owner and artist behind “The Painted Lace” and a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program for her work in fiber art. Lacey will be displaying fiber sculptures as well as paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Lacey’s work tends to draw inspiration from the forest, the moon and the whimsical. Her latest series entitled “The Journey to the Start” depicts larger than life creatures rescuing damsels. Lacey will be in attendance during ArtWalk and will be demonstrating the techniques and materials used in her fiber sculptures. For more information, please visit her website: www.thepaintedlace.com
Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway – completelykentucky.com … Join Completely Kentucky in celebrating the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can choose a wonderful handcrafted gift for your honey (free gift wrapping – yea!), nibble on Kentucky Proud foods (yum!) and visit with friends. Don’t miss our “get it before it’s gone” sale table.
Duncan Designs Studio – 317 E. Third … Offering “Let’s Paint Hearts,” an Acrylic Painting Workshop during ArtWalk. Fee: $25 each… All supplies furnished, with step by step coaching from Marjorie Duncan Willis, as well as light refreshments… Class starts at 5:30pm. Reserve your spot ASAP (a must) by calling 502 229-7199 or make contact on Facebook
Frankfort High School – 328 Shelby *(Use the Steele St entrance in back of the school. Parking available beside FHS on Adele St.) … FHS proudly presents an exhibit of Advanced Art Student works. FHS art students vary in experience from Art 2 students to Art 4 students. The halls of Frankfort High School will be transformed into a gallery where advanced students will display their work in their own individual style. Many of the students have used the walls of the school as their canvases, so murals abound, as well as individual student works.
Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St … This unique art gallery & working studio, features the works of Jennifer Zingg and Travis Kelley, other local and national artists, and specializes in art education for all ages. Come in and check out our new location! www.createfullcircle.com502-682-9648 See (and sample!) our new series of honey bee inspired gourd and mixed media assemblage. Bring Your Honey this Valentine’s weekend to Taste our Honey! (Join us early, as we will need to close at 7pm during ArtWalk.)
Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair … The Grand is delighted to host an exhibition of paintings by distinguished Kentucky artist Jim Cantrell which includes several large compositions touching on theatre and performance, appropriate to a gallery located in a performing arts venue. Jim Cantrell, the recipient of many awards including two fellowship grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and from the Southern Arts Federation, paints primarily with oils and watercolors. The Bardstown, Kentucky studio artist describes his technique as abstracted realism. His forte is the human figure encompassing masterful composition and technique. A reception for this exceptional artist will be held from 5 – 8pm as part of the Downtown Frankfort ArtWalk. http://grandtheatrefrankfort.org.
Jim Cantrell Reception, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Jim Cantrell paints primarily with oils and watercolors. He describes his technique as abstracted realism. His forte is the human figure encompassing masterful composition & technique. For this exhibition Cantrell has included several large compositions touching on theatre and performance, appropriate to a gallery located in a performing arts venue. Info: 352-7469
Graymarket Design – 333 Saint Clair … Unique textiles designed in our Kentucky studio, hand block printed in India. We will have hand-block printed textiles from our website at discounted prices.
Hill House – 214 W Second … COLLECTIONS II: Baskets, Rugs, Paintings & Prints, Pottery… plus… other interesting things! 502 330-1200
Joanna Hay Productions – 624 Shelby (the Barracks) … Featuring an exhibit of paintings by Rebecca Mitchell of Lexington whose current works are an exploration and personal interpretation of abstract expressionism, she rebels against realist art and her formal educational training (fine arts and design at the University of Kentucky and, later, studies at Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus in illustration). Rebecca creates works using a wide range of mediums, often without plan for direction, that are impressions of her inner consciousness. She is intrigued and inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder and Edward Gorey. Joanna Hay Productions does video production, documentary films, graphics, and arts and culture consulting. http://www.joannahayproductions.com
Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway … Joining Poor Richards Books in a display of works created by student artists from Capital Day School. See PRB’s listing for full info.
La Fiesta Grande – 334 St Clair … Featuring the pure jazz musical art of Ray Byrd! Dining and drink specials for ArtWalk will be mole poblano, catfish, tortilla soup, home-made 3 milk cake, home-made sangria, and sangria-margarita!
Bill Macintire Studio – 522 Logan … Artwork from over 30 years of Bill’s career will be on display as well as work in progress. Media includes oils, acrylics, watercolors, and drawings. Subjects include abstract, text and symbol-based works, figures, still life, and landscape. Featured works available include a series of small pieces painted on materials salvaged in the building’s renovation process.
Built in the early 20th century as a neighborhood grocery store, the purple building at 522 Logan Street was converted in 1949 into a two-bedroom house. Bill and his wife Lori renovated the building, removing two walls and one bedroom to open up a large kitchen, living, and studio space. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a wonderful space and some terrific artwork in South Frankfort.
M.A. Selbert Jewelers – 330 St Clair … Offering many gift ideas — watches, clocks, monogram pieces, baby gifts, and of course jewelry! If you have a jewelry idea, please come by and we will help you create it.
McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main …
- Youth Art Exhibit – Room 601 … Exhibiting the work of area art students ages 5-14. Sketches, Paintings, & Sculpture.
- Alchemy Salon – Room 711 … Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
- Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 … Visit this working Art Studio and see Betty’s latest oil paintings and collages.
- Studio 710 – Room 710 … This studio on the seventh floor of the McClure Building features Karen Carey’s recent oil paintings and work by two other local artists. Nancy Leonard will show her original jewelry made from precious metal clays, and Sandy Gulick will feature new scarves fashioned from repurposed fabrics. We look forward to meeting you and sharing refreshments, art and conversation.
Nitro of Frankfort – 220 W Main … This unique ladies clothing, gift & accessories shop hosts a group show, exhibiting a broad spectrum of mediums, by members of the Capital Area Art Guild. Come meet and converse with the artists. LIVE MUSIC by The Frankfort Dulcimer Group and by Mike Waford. LIVE PAINTING (weather permitting.) Refreshments provided. So, come out and enjoy the Arts!!! Also, during ArtWalk, The Guild will be accepting applications for NEW MEMBERS (now open to ALL art forms for the first time.)
Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway … Poor Richard’s Books and the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe will display work created by student artists from Capital Day School. This exhibit will include artwork from students in kindergarten through eighth grade, whose work relates to noted artists, art periods, and/or cultures. Students experiment with a wide variety of media within drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculptural processes.
Rebecca Ruth Candy – 116 E Second 502-223-7475 … Rebecca Ruth will be featuring paintings by Charles Booe in addition to paintings from the works of Paula Murphy, Carol Reesor and others. Charles will be on site to answer questions during ArtWalk. Retail Store Hours will be expanded during ArtWalk to 9pm. Rebecca Ruth will be sampling fine chocolates from their Valentine Collection during Art Walk. About The Artist: Charles Booe, a painter for 40 years, has studied art at the University of Kentucky and individually with a variety of painters including Michael Duval Finnell, and Henry Faulkner. He uses techniques from many schools of art including abstract, impressionism, realism, and renaissance. Charles believes that Art Events such as ArtWalk provide the opportunity to grow and expand important brain activities involved in artistic visioning. Art Events also help build unique relationships with other Art Friends through the sharing of diverse conceptionalities of the Art Experience. Charles has a painting studio and sales gallery located at 200 West Broadway. 502-330-6212.
Rodgers Studio – 224 W Main … Meet photographer Bill Rodgers, Jr. and view his new abstract images along with photographs from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church – 224 Steele *(Use the Third St. entrance (second door, porch entrance) … Doris Thurber will display art created in the past year as healing work after the death of her 22 year old daughter. This creative process has served to aid in her search for a path toward healing. It has also helped maintain bonds with her daughter, and establish new modes of connection. These pieces are primarily paper collage on cloth; using photos & other images, along with words, mementos, paint, and glitter. The finished panels tell a story of Maya Thurber’s life from a mother’s perspective: her history, interests, connections, difficulties, and accomplishments.
Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair … The featured artist will be Doug Dearinger whose love for the outdoors, nature and wildlife is clearly reflected in his photography. As you view Doug’s images, his wish is that you, too, will share in the joy and passion stirred by all the beauty, wonder, color and amazement that nature has to offer.
Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair … This natural healing center hosts Frankfort native Suzy Hosley who earned a Studio Art BA from KSU. Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, she enjoys painting figurative pieces while experimenting with color and brush strokes. In the works on display for ArtWalk, Suzy painted from photos with the goal of trying to capture the energy within the moment. www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com; 502 352-2452
Dining & Refreshment Options:
Bourbon On Main, 103 W Main * Brick Alley, 325 St Clair * Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway * Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway * Capital Plaza Bar, 405 Wilkinson * Gibby’s, 204 W Broadway * Kentucky Coffeetree Café, 235 W Broadway * La Fiesta Grande, 334 St Clair * Mai Saigon, 328 St Clair * Serafini, 243 W Broadway * Subway, 238 W Main
103 Moore Drive • 502.564.5597• www.kecu.org
ArtWalk Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I find ArtStops on the ArtWalk?
Look for the BIG ORANGE FLAGS that designate each ArtStop. You can also find information about featured ArtStops and artists here on this webpage or on our Facebook page leading up to each ArtWalk.
What is an ArtHunt?
Occasionally, we will feature an ArtHunt as part of an ArtWalk event. ArtHunt is a fun, free activity for kids and adults to interact with the artists and artwork along the ArtWalk! Just pick up an ArtHunt card (there are designated versions for kids and for adults) at any ArtStop and then “hunt” along the ArtWalk for the answers to the questions on the card. When you’re done with the ArtHunt, leave your completed card at any ArtStop and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a great prize (there’s one for kids and one for grown-ups). So put on your best sleuthing shoes and track down some incredible creativity on the KECU ArtWalk!
What is a Sneak Peek?
Occasionally, we will have a Sneak Peek event the week before an ArtWalk. The Sneak Peek is a small, single-venue exhibit featuring a sample artwork from many of the artists participating in the ArtWalk. The Sneak Peek artist reception offers an opportunity for our local artists to enjoy each other’s art and to connect with others in the artistic community. Sneak Peeks are typically held at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at KECU or at a venue in Downtown Frankfort. All are welcome!
What is KECU?
KECU is the Kentucky Employees Credit Union and they are the main sponsor of our Downtown ArtWalk series. For more information, visitwww.kecu.org. Be sure to thank them for supporting the arts in Frankfort!
How can an artist participate in ArtWalk?