Art, Cell Phone Tour, Church of the Ascension, City of Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort Inc, First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour, Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission, Friends of the Paul Sawyer Public Library, Joanna Hay Productions, Josephine Sculpture Park, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky State Division of Historic Properties, Kentucky State University, Liberty Hall, Liberty Hall Historic Site, National Endowment for the Arts, Orlando Brown House, Public Art, The Kings Center
What do you get when you get when you combine students from Kentucky State University, the kids from The Kings Center, National Endowment for the Arts, Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Kentucky Historical Society, the City of Frankfort, Kentucky State Division of Historic Properties, Downtown Frankfort, Inc., Joanna Hay Productions, Josephine Sculpture Park, Friends of the Paul Sawyer Public Library, Church of the Ascension and First United Methodist Church? You get a huge project that lead to the creation of the Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour!!! The Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour project documents the “public art treasures of a city the size of Frankfort is a major undertaking. This tour is not intended as a comprehensive inventory of Frankfort’s public art, but rather as a representative sampling presented in depth. To create it has required the commitment and effort of a widespread group of partners.” It’s a family friendly tour of many of the points of interest that include history and art in and around Frankfort.
The Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour was announced to the public on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Orlando Brown House to local officials and the many groups that had a hand in completion of the project. “Frankfort is more than the state capital of Kentucky. It is a community with a rich artistic history and diverse cultural heritage. The Frankfort Public Art Tour invites you to take a deeper look at the Capital City, to come to know its historic architecture, its stained glass windows, its murals and statues, and ultimately its people.” With a multitude of ways to interact with the tour at your own pace, the Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour can be accessed online at http://frankfortpublicart.com, with your cell phone by calling (502)554-9356 or scanning a QR Code with your Smart Phone. Most of the 20 stops listed thus far can be easily accessed by just riding the Frankfort Trolley for FREE! This tour will take you from the Old State Capital all the way out to Josephine Sculpture Park and everywhere in between that makes Frankfort a vibrant art community. The cell phone tour in combination with the website will allow you to listen to the voices of artists, historians, and students sharing the story of their city that they love.
To find out more about the Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour or to plan on visiting some of the points of interest, log on to the website at http://frankfortpublicart.com.