The Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Alabama is a visit that has to be experienced! We more than 50 years in the business of promoting art and engaging the community, they do both so well!
Located in a 100-year-old building in Downtown Northport, Alabama, the Kentuck Art Center is so much more than just an art gallery, conclave, and festival. We had the greatest experience here and want to tell you all the reasons you need to visit too!
The What and Why: Kentuck Art Center provides a variety of programming year around that not only engages the community in what is going on at Kentuck but also empowers the artists. The programming includes opportunities year around that allows the community members to interact with art and culture seven days a week for free!
The Kentuck Festival of the Arts: With 2022 being the 51st year of the festival, it is obvious they are doing a lot right! The two-day event features more than 250 artists that perform live music, spoken word art, and other art demonstrations as well as drawing around 20,000 visitors. This is one festival that needs to be on your list to attend!
Exhibitions: Kentuck Art Center has a variety of exhibitions throughout the area. Currently, there are exhibitions in both the gallery of Kentuck and Hotel Indigo in Tuscaloosa. These exhibitions change several times a year, making the transition something every art fan looks forward to.
Art Night: Art Nights are held the first Thursday of each month and are free events! Art Nights are usually scheduled from 5pm-8pm and include and sometimes include an exhibition in the artists’ studios, extended gallery hours for shopping and exploring, pop-up shops, and live music.
First Fridays: These tremendous events are held at Kentuck’s Gallery at Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa and serves as an opening reception for new exhibitions coming to the gallery. They happen throughout the year on the first Friday of the month.
Workshops: We had the unique pleasure of taking a Painting with Music workshop and had the best time! If you are not into painting, there
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