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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, April 29th, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, April 29, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 12 NOON – “Poetry Past and Present” Homeschool Workshop, at Liberty Hall Historic Site

Discover poems read and written by residents of Liberty Hall, take a poetry walk, and write haiku with poet Carole Johnston.  10 a.m.-noon.  Recommended for students ages 10-13.  $15 for students.  Pre-registration required.

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – LOSING LUCKY, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:00 – 8:00 pm – KECU Spring ArtWalk, Throughout the Frankfort Community

Join Downtown Frankfort, Inc. for a Spring ArtWalk, Friday, April 29, from 5-8pm, 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 20 ArtStops… studios, galleries, retailers and more!

Look for the Orange Pennant on storefronts for participating
ArtWalk stops. Participating venues are listed below:

* 232 West Main Street. Born in New Mexico, moving around over the years, and finally settling in Frankfort, KY, art has always been a constant in Jacqueline Keough’s life. Following graduation with a degree in Studio Art, her work took a bright turn into the world of animals. Her recent focus has been acrylic painting on various surfaces. She loves being able to reveal an animal’s character through imaginative color!

* Brick Alley, 325 Saint Clair. Michael Bates, Photographic Art. Amy Carey, Contemporary Art. Stephen Eifler, Photographic Art. Dallas Goins, Contemporary Art. Amie Rae, Woodcrafts, lanterns, keepsake boxes, etc. Live acoustic music featuring Dudley Roberts. The Brick Alley Grill be serving cookout style food on the Mall.

* Broadway Clay, 223 W. Broadway. Artists of Broadway Clay will host a $5 paint your own flower magnet (pick up after Thursday May 5th) or a $10 Throw your own small flower pot (pick up after May 18). In addition to the activities, Broadway Clay offers a wide range of pottery and jewelry perfect for Mother’s Day.

* Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Featuring Doug Dearinger, local photographer best known for his wildlife, nature and landscape photography. Doug shares the art of nature through his photography with a keen sense of light and color. The exhibit will include his recent and popular photography of Elkhorn Creek and a collection of wildlife photographs.

* Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street. Displaying the works of numerous local artists: paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture all related to Frankfort’s history. Unveiling for ArtWalk April, two drawings by students of Paul Sawyier, c. 1901, including one by Jesse Cox, a long time Frankfort High School art teacher.

* Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, 314 Lewis Street. Springtime!! Enjoy the art of Ellen Glasgow and others. Special Pricing throughout the Gallery.

* Completely Kentucky, 237 West Broadway. Join Completely Kentucky in celebrating the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Just in time for Mother’s Day, choose a wonderful handcrafted gift for that special Mom in your life (free gift wrapping – yea!) nibble on Kentucky proud foods (yum!) and visit with friends. Stop in to visit newest photographer Gene Burch – Frankfort’s finest! and shop his collection of work. Don’t miss the FREE Mother’s Day kids craft from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Old Capital meeting room.

* Duncan Designs: 317 East Third Street. Offering “Lemon Balm,” 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 email at duncanpaints@aol.com

* Frankfort School of Ballet, 340 St Clair Street. Everyone is invited to help create scenery for upcoming Spring Showcase performance of “Ballet Goes POP!” Please support the dance-floor fundraiser and get a turn to throw darts to “POP!” paint-filled balloons on the backdrop!

* Full Circle Studio & Gallery, 309 Shelby Street. New works by Travis Kelley, Jennifer Zingg, and Doris Thurber. Student work by Maya Judy and Mary Aldridge. Create & Take “Derby Horse” door hanger. $25 per person, starts at 6:00 pm. Space is limited, call to register! 682-9648.

* Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Presenting the John Jorgenson Quintet. An evening with multi-Grammy Award winning artist John Jorgenson, the “preeminent American ambassador of gypsy jazz.” Concert at 7:30, doors open at 6:30. Grand Gallery featuring work by Reba Rye open before and during concert to ticketed patrons only.

* Graymarket Design, 333 St. Clair St. Hand block printed textiles up to 50% off.

* Kentucky Coffeetree Café, 235 W Broadway. Amazing latte art, presented to you by the talented barista’s at Kentucky Coffeetree Café.

* La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair Street. Live music featuring Chris Fallis.

* M A Selbert Jewelry Store, 330 St. Clair. Paula Murphy’s artwork celebrates distinctive architecture, beautifully capturing Frankfort’s ‘sense of place’. Pen/ink and colorful chalkboard style art is her forte. Recently selected by LexArts/Kroger to produce the striking Frankfort Kroger East mural and exhibited in the KY Art’s Council’s Kentucky Crafted Market. Postcard prints will be available at $5/each.

* McClure Building, 306 West Main Street.
Alchemy, Suite 711. Gina Morales shows her collages on tile, prints and cards.
Betty Beshoar Art Studio, Suite 700. Betty Beshoar. Recent oil paintings of the deep woods, collages, and Peaks Mill landscapes. Local jewelry artist Cathy Tomblinson who creates enamel on copper pendants, hammered pure silver wire earrings, and gemstone and pearl jewelry.
Facial Enhancements, Suite 705. Showcasing the works of Susan Black, photographer. Photography keeps memories alive and a person can get lost in a good photograph.
McWilliams Art Studio, Suite 714. Bob McWilliamspaints in the American Impressionist style.
Studio 710, Suite 710. Karen Carey’s oil paintings (contemporary realism) and Dara Carlisle’s shibori-dyed scarves and fiber creations are featured in this working studio. Please stop by for conversation and refreshments.

* Nitro of Frankfort, 220 West Main Street. Showcasing the works of many of the Capital Area Art Guild artists in various mediums. “Plein air painting” outside with live music (weather permitting). Come enjoy tasteful refreshments and enjoy talking to local artists as you browse their works and the store.

* Poor Richard’s Books, 233 West Broadway. Featuring Junk-to-Art Clockworks by Mark L. Roberts, who also moonlights as bookstore employee. Mark’s unusual crafty art re-purposed the junk found along the roadside, old toys, or book from Poor Richard’s attic to create very practical, but fun clocks.

* Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum, 116 East 2nd St. Open for Art Walk till 6pm, and will have original oil paintings displayed throughout the retail shop. More information available at Tel: 502-223-7475 orwww.rebeccaruth.com

* Vibrant Life, 338 St Clair Street. For the first time ever, discounts are being offered on the art showcased at Vibrant Life – during ArtWalk only! If there’s something you’ve been admiring, this is your chance to get it with money off!

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

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6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music with Chris Fallis, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

ArtWalk Stop, 5:00-9:00 pm. Grill open! 5:00-9:00 pm. Live music featuring Dudley Roberts, 6:00-9:00 pm and Vessel, 10:00 pm – close, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

7:30 pm – JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand welcomes back world-class musician and multi-GRAMMY-winning artist John Jorgenson. Jorgenson is the versatile leader of the John Jorgenson Quintet – considered the preeminent American ambassador of gypsy jazz.

Tickets: $30 / $25 / $20

JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET at The Grand Theatre - 4-29-16

9:00 pm – YesterYear, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

70’s/80’s Rock. $5 cover. Must be 21 or over.


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