Kentucky Crafted: The Market

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In a Nutshell

  • Named the nation’s top fair by AmericanStyle
  • Hundreds of exhibitors
  • Local crafts, music & food

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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.

Reviews

AmericanStyle readers named Kentucky Crafted: The Market the best fair or festival in the country. More than 1,500 Facebook users like the Kentucky Arts Council.

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Love that Kentucky Crafted: The Market has been in Lexington the past two years and hope it continues to be. It's a great gathering of talented Kentucky artists and artisans—certainly one of the best craft shows in the state.
Patricia R. · March 5, 2013
if you are an art show lover you would enjoy this one. It had a lot of variety and a few things I had not seen before.
Lee C. · March 5, 2013
We enjoy attending this event every year. We love the experience of music, art, and craftsmanship all in one location.
Julie B. · March 4, 2013
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    937 Phillips Ln.

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    Louisville, Kentucky 40209

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