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© 2019 by Kentuck Art Center.

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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faq

Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, Kentuck Festival of the Arts is not dog-friendly. Only registered service dogs are allowed in the park.

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes! Kentuck accepts all major credit cards. However, individual artists have their own forms of credit card processing and may have their own restrictions. 

How much are tickets? Where can I get them?
Tickets are $10 /day, or $15 for a weekend pass. You can buy them online, in Kentuck’s Gallery Shop, or at the gate when you get to the park.

What do VIP packages include?
The ultimate Festival experience! Depending on the level, packages include tickets to the exclusive VIP party, Coffee with the Collector, and the Artist Party. VIPs get access to the VIP hospitality tent at the Festival. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are catered by Southern Ale House. VIPs get an award ribbon to give an artist of their choice and Kentuck Bucks to spend on art at the Festival. 

Where do I park? Is it free?
Parking for the Kentuck Festival of the Arts is free. There will be many guides to help you find a parking spot at Kentuck Park or around Downtown Northport. 

Wait... I might have to park in Downtown Northport?! Do i have to walk all the way to the park?
Nope! Kentuck provides a complimentary shuttle service for all guests. Look for the shuttle pick up signs in several places in Downtown Northport.

How do artists get into the show?
Artists apply to the festival between March 1 and June 1. They are required to provide 3 images of their work (one of which must have been created in the last calendar year), a photo of their booth, and a few statements about their process. After applications close, they are sent to jury. Our jurors change each year and are arts professionals from around the country. Selection and acceptance into the Kentuck Festival of the arts is based entirely on those jury scores. Visit www.kentuck.org/artists-apply for more information.

Where can I get a program?
Kentuck’s collectible program will be available for purchase at the front gate, at the back gate, at the GET KENTUCKED tent, and at the information booth. Don’t miss this 60-page collector’s item!

Where can I get t-shirts?
T-shirts and other Kentuck branded merchandise will be sold at the GET KENTUCKED tent near the information booth at the front of the park.

 

Is this an Alabama Bicentennial event?
Yes! Kentuck Festival of the Arts has been endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Come celebrate with us!

What if it rains?
Kentuck Festival of the Arts is a rain or shine event. Don’t let a little rain deter you from having a great time!
Should the weather become dangerous, the Northport Police Department is on site to help staff make decisions regarding the evacuation of the park. Safety is our priority!

Will Kentuck’s Gallery Shop be open during the Festival?
Yes! For the first time ever, Kentuck’s Gallery Shop will be open from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday.

I / my friend / family member require handicapped parking. Will there be accessible parking?

Yes! There are many accessible parking spots clearly marked near the front gate of the park.

I / my friend / family member uses a wheelchair. How accessible is the park?
Kentuck Festival of the Arts is an outdoor event in a grassy park. The majority of artists’ booths are on a paved path that circles the park. In addition, there is accessible parking by the front gate and accessible restrooms in the information booth.

Will there be restrooms?
Yes! Port-a-potties are  located on each end of the park, and there are restrooms in the information booth.

Does Kentuck have social media I can tag in my photos?
Yes! Please tag us at @KentuckArt and use the tag #Kentuck48 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Where can I find out more information?
If you have a specific question not answered here; call us: (205)758-1257 or email us at kentuck@kentuck.org.