Fall Arts Festival

2015 Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Sunday, September 13th from 11am-6pm.

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience & watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

ART Activities scheduled for the Fall Arts Festival include:

FREE Activities:

– Community sculpture project (be pART of the ART at JSP by adding your creation to our community sculpture to be exhibited at JSP!)

– Storytelling with Mitch Barrett in the sculpture park, meet at the Chalk Talk at 2pm

– Pottery wheel (Broadway Clay will provide pottery wheels and you can learn the basics for throwing pottery on the wheel)

– Book binding (Joanne Price of Starpointe Studio will guide you through the creation of your own book using reclaimed materials)

– Tie dye (Doris Thurber will guide you through tie dyeing – FREE if you bring your own cotton item, or T shirts are available for $10)

– Sticker making fun (create and wear your own stickers)

– Sculpture scavenger hunt (explore JSP in search of sculptures using a full color guide – FREE & WIN art prizes!)

– Camp ARTY Fact activity area presented by the KY Historical Society from 2pm-4pm

– Additional art and craft activities for all ages!

Tie dye at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Artist demonstrations:

Heike Endemann (Germany) will be our Artist in Residence from mid Aug. – end of Sep. and she will be carving on her massive wood sculpture using a chain saw throughout the day. Stop by and see how the work is created! Chainsaw carving from 11-1 and 3-5.

Jason Kelty will conduct limestone carving demonstrations from 1-3 and 4-6. Stop by and learn the basics, you can even try a few tools out for yourself!

18. Metal Pour

Additional workshops:

– Hot Metal Pour (Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will help you create your own cast aluminum relief sculpture – $30)
– Glass blowing (Cupid’s Quest will lead you through the creation of your own glass ornament – $35)
– Blacksmithing (Cupid’s Quest will teach you to hammer your own decorative hook on the blacksmith’s anvil – $25)

Hot metal pour at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Additional FUN at the festival:

– LIVE MUSIC on the KECU music stage all day long! – FREE
– Explore JSP on a self guided tour – FREE
– Bubble FUN from 3-5pm – FREE
– Community Drum Circle led by Phyllis Free at 5pm at the Turtle Island Drum sculpture

– Hot Air Balloon rides from 4-6pm ($10 per person)
– Professional face-painting ($5 & $10)

Great Food:

– FOOD vendors will be on site including:

White Lightning Food Truck

Cheesy Mac Food Truck

La Fiesta Grande Mexican Cuisine

Crank and Boom Ice Cream Truck!!

– JSP popcorn & ice-pops too!

hot air balloon at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

KECU Music Stage:

11am: Billy and the Kid

12 pm: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ Steel Leopards

12:45: Western Hill High School Dance Team

1pm: Mitch Barrett

2pm: Dr. Jan – featuring Jeri Katherine Howell, Doc Conrad Shiba, Alex Ruffner & Nate Link

2:45: King Center Step Dancers

3pm: Phyllis Free & John Gage

4pm: Heath & Molly

5pm: Triceratops Jackson

V & The Dirty Pretty at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Event Map:

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If you are interested in participating, either as a performing artist or group, or as a visual artist who would like to conduct a workshop or demonstration, please click here: contact us for an application for next year.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an art fair that hosts “vendors” who are interested in strictly selling their goods, please do not send email inquiries about renting space for booths or selling merchandise.


This event is sponsored by theĀ Kentucky Employees Credit Union, Frankfort Plant Board, Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites and The KY Arts Council. Please thank these sponsors!

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionKY Arts Council supports JSPFrankfort Plant Board provides in kind support of JSP programs like the Fall Arts Festival. Thank YOU!!!Frankfort Parks and Recreation supports the Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Fall Arts Festival Fun Video:


More information will be posted as specific events are scheduled for the day.

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