For $8, you get two tickets to Kentucky Crafted: The Market, to be held in the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville (up to a $16 value). The market is open to the public on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for attendees 15 years and under. This Groupon does not cover the $8 parking fee.
Named by AmericanStyle readers as the top fair or festival in the United States, the craftstravaganza showcases regional artwork, photography, crafts, performance, painting, music, and literature. More than 200 exhibitors present wares to buyers from galleries, shops, and retail venues, as well as to the general public. All exhibitors are selected based on artistic quality and market readiness by a panel of Kentucky Crafted program arts professionals. This year’s new faces include Star Bird Pottery’s nature-inspired work, traditional and contemporary pieces from Eichhorn Stained Gass, and the mixed-media creations of WoodnMoon Art Studios.
While the Kentucky Arts Council sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon is still the best deal around.
- With its stellar mix of traditional and contemporary work, plus live performances and regional foods, what’s not to like? – Jennifer Clary, AmericanStyle
Kentucky Crafted: The Market
The Kentucky Arts Council, in conjunction with state of Kentucky, packs 30 years’ worth of experience and excitement into Kentucky Crafted: The Market, and it shows. The weekend festival collects more than 200 exhibitors from all walks of self-expression, be they artists, musicians, artisanal food products, or writers. They populate the expansive halls of the Lexington Convention Center with their handmade artwork, giving the public a chance to interact with them, order custom artworks, or just see and sample some goods. After navigating aisles full of artful sights, sounds, and smells, guests can relax and catch a concert at the Kentucky Stage music festival, a simultaneous event that collects beloved musicians from across the state. With all of this activity, its no wonder that the Southeast Tourism Society has named the festival one of the top 20 events in the region for each of the past 15 years.
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