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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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rik long

july 17 - september 24

kentuck's gallery at hotel indigo

Son of well-known folk artist Woodie Long, Rik Long was no stranger to painting as a child. Now grown and with an art gallery of his very own, Long has a variety of unique pieces that each tell a story. From using greens and blues to browns and yellows, Long has depicted cities, people, bible scenes, and even roosters.

“My dad had such a unique style. We didn’t want people to think that I was copying him, and I didn’t want to come close enough to his style for people to think I was doing his work. The roosters, they’re all mine,” he said. “Dad did people. I do roosters.”

Above all, Long loves to see others enjoy what he does. When he sells a piece, he knows someone else appreciates his work enough to take it home. Local to Andalusia, Long opens his gallery at least three days a week and still finds inspiration in the “color of art.”

From Andalusia Star News