kentuck is a heaven of a place

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Northport, Alabama, Kentuck Art Center and Festival has cultivated a rich 49-year history as a nationally known crossroads of creativity and community. Having roots in folk art, Kentuck provides year-round programming with the mission to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. Visit us during one of our events or any time the Gallery Shop is open. Feel free to hang out in our Courtyard of Wonders, visit the resident artists' studios, and browse in our Gallery Shop.

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from our artists:

alexa grace, festival artist

"[When you're at Kentuck] it feels like the world will be okay for a while."

sydney gruber, festival artist

“There is something special here—there’s a magic. Kentuck Art Center acts as a backbone of the arts for West Alabama by increasing attention to both contemporary artists as well as elevating the personal narrative embedded in folk art tradition. It has been my privilege to grow as a creative and call this home to my professional studio quarters.”

cher shaffer, festival guest artist

"Kentuck is a living, breathing Festival. It has tradition; it has wonderful people here. Everybody cares about it and we all want to see it thrive and carry on."

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Kentuck Art Center and Festival was established in 1971. Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is held annually in October, and during that weekend, makes a $5.5 million economic impact on its community.

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