Made With Love: A Kentuck Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is the perfect time of year to show a little extra appreciation for your sweetheart, your loved ones, or yourself! So to help you with your hunt for that special something, we've gathered up several unique, handmade gifts available at our Kentuck Gallery Shop or in our online shop. The sweetest treat of all? Everything listed is under $50!


1. Paper Bead Necklaces by Sue Coleman

These vibrant, eye-catching necklaces are perfect for that person who loves a little extra pop of color in their life. Made locally in Birmingham, Alabama.

2. Wine Stoppers by George Shelton

If you have plans to wine and dine your valentine this year, why not add one of these one-of-a-kind wine stoppers to your shopping list? Handmade locally in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!


3. Hand painted & Locally Sourced Candles by Sydney Gruber

These gorgeous candles are hand painted by our very own Kentuck Studio Artist, Sydney Gruber! Sydney partnered with local bee-charmer, Belonga Joe, to create and release these limited-edition candles. Won't you bee mine?


4. Valentine's Day Pendants by Sarah Morgan

These playful Valentine's Day pendants are perfect for spicing up any outfit. They're cast in Argentinium Silver using the lost wax method, right in Birmingham, Alabama!


5. Miz Thang Valentines

Who says cards can't last forever? Each of these hand painted, wooden Valentines have a unique, charming design - perfect for year-long display! Handmade by Kentuck Artist In the Schools Miz Thang.


6. Oil Can Sculptures by Amber Anne Palo

These one-of-a-kind sculptures are handmade by Amber Anne Palo, one of our Kentuck Festival artists! These are perfect for adding a touch of whimsy and charm to any home.


7. Wooden Secret Boxes by Mike Fisher

These secret boxes are perfect for sharing sweet notes or special surprises! These adorable boxes come in two different shapes, the one pictured below and a heart-shaped version. Each box is handmade with care by Mike Fisher.


8. Moon Doggies by Cher Shaffer

Each of these sweet doggies is created by one of our Festival Guest Artists from North Carolina, Cher Shaffer. They're painted onto paper and come framed. Perfect for showing off your puppy love to your Valentine!


9. Love Pendants by Steve Smith

This year, give the gift of love...pendants! These beautiful, handmade pendants are made locally in Alabama from recycled wine bottles. Each pendant comes with a black cord necklace.


10. Butter Dish by Carol Lammon

What butter way to show your affection for the chef in your life? Each one of these butter dishes is imprinted with antique lace and finished with a shino glaze. Handmade right here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Carol Lammon.


11. Alabama Necklace with Heart Locket by Kerry Leasure

Looking for something for that special Alabamian in your life? Look no further! Each of these necklaces has a small Alabama state map and a heart locket attached. Perfect for your Southern sweetheart.


12. Vases with Handmade Paper Flowers by Doris Blum

Let's face it - flowers are a lovely gift, but they wither and fade so quickly! If you've ever longed for the perfect permanent flower bouquet, you've come to the right place. These gorgeous ceramic vases come with handcrafted paper flowers - no upkeep needed! Note: available in shop only.


With all of these irresistible gifts to choose from, don't wait until the last minute to grab that sweet something for your sweetheart! This Valentine's Day, spread the love and support the arts with your purchase. Located in the heart of Downtown Northport, our Gallery Shop is a year-round retail space that represents approximately 180 artists from around the country, and 60% of those are local to Alabama. With your purchase, you'll not only be getting a unique piece of art, but you'll also be financially supporting living artists and perpetuating the endeavors of Kentuck Art Center and Festival. Ain't love grand?

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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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