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first friday at hotel indigo

may 6, 2022; 6-7:30pm

Join us at Kentuck's Gallery at Hotel Indigo for a First Friday reception and Artist Talk for "Back to Nature" by Silver Francis. Artist talk is at 6:30! This event is in conjunction with Tuscaloosa Arts Council's First Friday Art Walk. For more information about other participating galleries, please visit:

Where is Hotel Indigo? Click here.

About Silver:

Silver Francis is a full-time fluid impressionism painter based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She studied fine art throughout her childhood, beginning to create award winning paintings at the age of eight and going on to explore its various themes and mediums through years of independent art education. Upon entering the professional art scene in 2019, Silver has displayed her work in galleries and shows throughout Florida and is now an internationally selling artist working out of her home studio in Tuscaloosa. Silver is known for portraying her unique perceptions of the world through her work, often depicting scenes relating to animals, nature, and mortality. In reference to her art, Silver describes that “Nature, in all of her serene beauty and bewitching severity, has become my lifelong muse. Her depths are full of both wisdom and innocence, peace and endless mystery - a perfect contradiction.” Drawing inspiration from her greatest muse, Silver captures her fascinating view of nature in endless strokes of vibrant oil paint. Over years of experimentation, she has developed a unique style of contemporary impressionism in which layered paint strokes flow seamlessly into one another, slowly taking form to produce bold and alluring works of art. She especially enjoys bringing to life her impression of trees, where she uses her signature technique to accentuate the beauty in their many different types of bark. Silver aspires to become a leader in the art community and is dedicated to continuing her career as a painter.

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Join us for May Art Night!

Art Night is our monthly FREE event that celebrates art and artists. Join us for exhibition openings, open artists’ studios, live music in the courtyard, extended Gallery Shop hours, and pop-up shops from local vendors. These events are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public.

This month's Art Night features:
​-Museum Gallery: Things I See In The Rust And Debris by Jim Shores
-Community Teer Gallery: Natural Expressions by select local artists
-Live music by David Allgood and Will McClelland
-Food Truck: Bean Me Up Scottie Organic Eatery
-A Lanternmaking workshop with Flow Tuscaloosa (

-OOPS! Pottery sale by Kentuck's Red Dog Potters
-Pop up shops from local vendors including Linder Custom Woodworks
-Small children's craft
-Cob oven pizza
-ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: Bring $5 to donate to The Growing Arts United Appeal Fund and get a margarita! The Growing Arts United Appeal Fund is a partnership between Kentuck Museum Association and Habitat for Humanity. This fund helps both organizations maintain their tax exemption status.


About Jim:
Jim Shores is a self-taught artist who creates sculpture, assemblage and environmental art from found/discarded objects. Working full-time as an artist since 1996, Jim exhibits with folk art festivals/shows and galleries and welcomes visitors who visit him home and tour his yard. Jim is a Guest Artist at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts and his work is in the permanent folk art collections of the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia), Polk Museum (Lakeland, Florida), and the House of Blues (Orlando, Florida) and can be found in many private collections across the United States.

Kentuck's exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

may art night at kentuck

may 5, 2022; 5-8pm