ART CENTER

Have you ever heard “It takes a village”? Well, it’s true…and we need YOU!

Museum Building 

The Museum Building at Kentuck Art Center has just gone through a 1.1 million dollar renovation and we are in full swing with a new exhibition gallery, gallery shop, and administrative offices. Even if this building were empty, it would be a work of art in and of itself, with custom made awnings by studio artist Steve Davis, repointed 100 year old building blocks, restored windows, doors and floors, the WWII era support beam, and the original concrete flooring that greets you at the front door. This building is among four other buildings that make up the Kentuck Campus. Located on the corner of Fifth and Main in Historic Downtown Northport, come visit our wifi free campus and discover a true “art space” you can call your own.

 

The Museum Gallery, located inside of the Museum Building, has one purpose and that is to allow us to present the interesting and diverse art work that Kentuck is known for.  New exhibits open on the first Thursday of the month, in conjunction with Art Nights. Click here for our exhibits!

SHOP

In the Kentuck Gallery Shop, located in the newly renovated Museum Building, you will find work by over 180 artists from our annual Festival, as well as artists from around the region and the country. These works come directly from the artist’s studio to you and is part of our mission to connect the artists to our community. This program offers financial support to artists where 60% to 70% of the sales are returned to the artists. It’s existence is not self-sustaining and is underwritten by profits from the festival.  Come in an support the arts and walk away with a unique work of creativity! From a cold wire sculptured crow to multi-colored kaleidoscopes to letterpress printed posters, we have something for everyone and every gift-giving occasion. As always, we are happy to gift wrap your item free of charge.

 

If you wish to apply to have your work for sale in the gallery shop please download and fill out this form. Items proposed for sale must be accompanied by a complete application and must fit the standards and guidelines we strive to maintain.

Gallery Shop Hours:

Tues-Fri 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-4:30pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

CLAY CO-OP

If you are a potter, at any skill level, who wants to work seriously (and play exuberantly) in clay but doesn’t need or want to keep an individual studio, the Kentuck Clay Co-op may be just the ticket for you.  The Co-op provides a program where “hobby” potters (those who are not currently making their living as potters) at all skill levels can have a place to work in community with others with similar interests, using community equipment.

 

If you don’t know anything about working clay, but want to learn, we offer a path for you, too.  Please contact the Kentuck office for information about joining the Co-op and setting up the required orientation session. 

 

Call: 205-758-1257 or email: kentuck@kentuck.org

STUDIO ARTISTS

On any given day you can watch a ceramic bowl emerge from a lump of clay, or see a weathervane grow from hammered metal in our blacksmith’s forge. Kentuck currently has seven studio artists in residence:

Steve Davis — sunheartmetalworks.com
Sydney Gruber — sydneygruber.com
Kerry Kennedy — Fire-Horse-Pottery
Lorrie Lane — Lorrielane.com
Daniel Livingston — raku
Terrell Taylor — terrellarts.com
Robby Roberts — redforgeproductions.com
Weaving Alabama — weavingalabama.com

COURTYARD OF WONDERS

Kentuck’s tree-shaded green space is a retreat filled with folk-art sculptures by Larry Godwin, Butch House, Sam McMillian, and Steve Davis, and featuring mosaics by Rhys Greene and Linda Munoz. The courtyard is a favorite destination for local photographers and parents who bring their models and children to pose in Kentuck’s imaginative surroundings

COLLECTIONS

Kentuck’s permanent collection includes many works by Alabama and regional folk artists and traditional craftspeople. Some items can be viewed here…