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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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Hope-Chub

$75.00Price
  • This piece is 10" x 4" at its widest and longest. Made from tin by Chub, one of our Festival's guest artists! Turn the piece over to find out where the tin came from! 

  • With no formal art training since grade school, Kentucky native, now Athens, GA resident, Chris Hubbard left a 20 year career as a scientist (microbiologist and environmental consultant) in 1998 to be "BORN AGAIN" as an artist. This transformation began with his decision to make an art car. The car is decorated with his first attempts at primitive carvings made from found wood, sheet metal, and other objects. Depicting saints, angels, and devils, these pieces are influenced by his Catholic upbringing and his deep appreciation of outsider/visionary artists from the South. After requests from admirers of the art car, he began making more carvings and began to sell them out of his car when travelling around the country to art car festivals and parades. Because he collects materials and assembles most of his art while traveling around the USA, he began writing the city and state where he found his materials on the back of each.