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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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Talisman by Steve Davis

  • Sculpted by resident blacksmith Steve Davis, this talisman is waiting to come and bring good luck to your home! Approximately 9"x1".

  • Steve Davis of SunHeart Metalworks is a self-taught metalsmith who brings to life ferrous and non-ferrous metals using a variety of contemporary and traditional techniques. His work with individuals, designers, and architects strives to engage the eye, mind, and heart of the observer. After receiving a B.S. degree from the Ohio State University in 1974, Steve worked as a potter, carpenter, and welder. His interest in metalwork began in earnest after reading The Art of Blacksmithing by Alex Bealer. He often employs an intuitive dimension in his work, where there is an overall design or idea in a project, which the creative process will help unveil interesting solutions toward the finished piece. His work includes gates, signs, railings, kinetic garden sculptures, streetscape projects, works for the Westervelt Gardens, the yellow railing in front of the Children’s Hands-On Museum, several pieces at the University of Alabama Arboretum, Temple Emanuel, Hillel Foundation, all in Tuscaloosa.