This weekend (Sat & Sun, both 9a-5p) is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Alabama. This past year, it was chosen by Time Magazine to represent Alabama’s “authentic experience”. It has over 300 exhibitors and more than 30,000 people attend each year.
There are activities for children (making corn shuck dolls, making paper, self-portraiture, making art with clay, quilting, and more), music (including Elliott McPherson of T’loosa’s Dexateens – *love* them), and of course, art:
Especially can’t wait to see:
Michael Banks, Ned Berry, Jerry Brown, Chris Clark, Gee’s Bend Quilters, Lonnie Holley, Charlie Lucas, Joe Minter (this is Joe’s first year!! Yay!), Missionary Mary Proctor, Bernice Sims, Ruby Williams, Miller Pottery, Amos Kennedy, Bettye Kimbrell, Martha Beadle, George Jones Jr., Yvonne Wells, Jim Shores, Kathleen Fetters, Bethanne Hill…I’m sure there are other favorites I’ve missed…but the entire list of artists is here.
If you see us, please stop to say hi – we met a ton of new people at Bluff Park which was *so* fun! Av will of course be wearing the baby in his Baby Bjorn so that should make it pretty easy to spot us. See you there!!