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Please join us in partnership and celebration to bring the 50th Kentuck Festival of the Arts to our community October 16-17, 2021.

Last year, Kentuck's Festival pivoted to become one of the most successful virtual festivals in the southeast with $87,973.44 in art sales.

The good news is that this "virtual buzz" around Kentuck resulted in an increase to 30,769 website users from across the country and 188,749 web page views. 

The bad news is that 2020 saw $249,030 in lost festival revenue due to the cancellation of the in-person festival. Those funds were needed to make 2021's festival possible.

If all continues to move in a positive direction, we are expecting a large crowd and an incredible line up of visual, musical, and spoken word artists. Will you join our incredible list of partners to help Kentuck bring arts and culture and a $5 million economic impact to our community?

Sincerely, 

Amy Echols

Executive Director

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how to secure your partnership:

-Download partnership info here or keep scrolling for information.

-Download  form here. 

-Email form to kentuck@kentuck.org or mail it to:

Kentuck Art Center 

503 Main Avenue

Northport, Alabama 35476

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why investing in kentuck = investing in your community

$1=$32

Every dollar invested in Kentuck puts $32 back into the community.

$1 = $32

$5.9 million

According to Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, Kentuck makes a $5.9 million economic impact on the surrounding community during the two-day Festival.

$5.9 million

thousands of children

Kentuck's Artists in the Schools program sends over a dozen Festival Artists to local third grade classrooms for demonstrations and hands-on activities. Studies show that students engaged in the arts have higher standardized test scores, higher GPAs, and lower dropout rates.

thousands of children

$500,000

Each year, taxes are paid  to the city, county, and state on more than $500,000 of sales.

$500,000

260+ artists

Kentuck invests more than $38,000 in costs and lost revenue to bring 26 guest artists, 21 demonstrating artists, and 15 award winners back to the Festival each year, as well as send 17 artists to local schools. We invest in making the Festival great before inviting artists to apply!

The higher the quality of art, the better the Festival. The better the Festival, the higher the impact on artists and the community.

260+ artists

5th in the nation

In 2018, Sunshine Artist Magazine ranked Kentuck Festival of the Arts 5th in the nation in the category of Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows. These rankings are based solely on artists’ self-reported revenue.

5th in the nation

corporate partnership packages

Interested in becoming a corporate partner? 
Download the information (also listed below) here. Download form here. Then, email the form to kentuck@kentuck.org or mail it to our offices.

example materials from previous years

Kentuck Festival Guide
Kentuck Festival Guide

Kentuck Festival Guide 2018

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Thank you 2018 sponsors
Thank you 2018 sponsors

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Kentuck Festival Artists
Kentuck Festival Artists

Kentuck Festival 2018 Artists

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Kentuck Festival Guide
Kentuck Festival Guide

Kentuck Festival Guide 2018

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festival program

Our Festival Program is printed on 11x17' paper and folded in half. All sponsor logos go on the back cover. 5,000 programs are distributed at the festival for free. Scroll through the pictures to see all pages.

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festival poster

These 11x17" posters go in hundreds of storefront windows in businesses in Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Birmingham.

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park signs

In the park, sponsorship logos go on a large, corrugated plastic sign, similar to this one. These are 7 feet tall, have 3-4 sides, and are freestanding.

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website

Kentuck's website design makes it easy to prominently display our sponsors. In 2020, Kentuck's site had 30,769 website users from across the country and 188,749 web page views. 

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facebook

Kentuck has 8,952 'likes' and 9,479 followers on Facebook (as of 8/5/2021) and is steadily growing by frequently posting engaging content like Artist Talk videos, blog posts, and more.

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instagram

Kentuck's Instagram has 3,379 followers (as of 8/5/21) and is steadily growing by posting engaging content like Artist Talk videos, blog posts, and more.

next steps

Interested in becoming a corporate partner? Want to talk more about a venue sponsorship or customized corporate package? Download information here. Download form here.

Email form to: kentuck@kentuck.org

Or mail form to:

Kentuck Art Center

503 Main Avenue

Northport, Alabama 35406

Questions? Call (205)-758-1257

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