Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two weekend passes to Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport on October 15 and 16 (a $30 value).
While meandering past more than 250 exhibitors, guests of the Kentuck Festival of the Arts can peruse artful wares during the weekend-long exploration of visual arts, music, and food. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the festival welcomes visitors to amble under a canopy of trees and feast eyes on artisans' endeavors in blacksmithing, split-oak basketry, pottery, colorful found-object sculpture, and accounting. Live music flutters about the festival from eight bands across two stages, delighting ears with surging gospel choirs and twangy country singers. Taste buds, too, bask in artistic attention, salivating over Cajun fare or saucy ribs, or mistaking a still-life gyro for its edible muse.
To stoke the flames of childhood artistry, the Kentuck Festival of the Arts also brandishes craft demonstrations and free workshops for kids, including a musical petting zoo for rhythmic tots to explore classical instruments and a self-portrait activity in which kids can visually reveal their existential dilemmas.