Fall Arts Festival

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11am-6pm

Featuring guest artist Chakaia Booker

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!Brick House in progress by Chakaia Booker

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!

Details will be added to this page as they are confirmed, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information at the bottom of this page to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities, artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!

volunteer at JSP!

FREE ART Activities:

Meet guest artist Chakaia Booker: public reception and unveiling of her sculpture Shhh which will be on exhibit at JSP

Participate in the creation of a community art project that will be on exhibit at JSP

Learn how to throw clay on the pottery wheel at the Broadway Clay tent

Instrument Petting ZOO, hosted by the Lexington Philharmonic. Make some sweet music exploring a variety of musical instruments from LexPhil at Josephine Sculpture Parkeach family at this booth

Printmaking: Anna Marie Pavlik will guide you through the creation of your own relief print, inspired by nature

Book binding: Joanne Price of Starpointe Studio will guide you through the creation of your own BUTTERFLY book

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

Stone carving demonstrations by Jason Kelty: learn the basics and try your hand at carving

Learn guitar basics at the SDML Academy of Guitar booth

Sticker making fun: create and wear your own stickers

Sculpture scavenger hunt: explore JSP in search of sculptures using a full color guide

Camp ARTY Fact activity area presented by the KY Historical Society

Learn theater basics at the Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth

Make your mark on the JSP Chalk Talk board by Scott Ross

Anita Bolen will be conducting a wool spinning demonstration throughout the day, stop by and check it out!

Additional art and craft activities for all ages!


Additional FREE FUN:Bubbles at Josephine Sculpture Park

Bubble FUN from 3-5pm

Community Drum Circle on the stage at noon (bring a drum or play ours)

Meet the animals at the Salato Wildlife Center booth

LIVE MUSIC on the KECU music stage all day long!

Explore JSP on a self guided tour

Learn about some great community organizations including The Franklin County Humane Society, the Franklin Co. Arts Council and KY Natural Lands Trust

KECU Music Stage:KECU music stage at Josephine Sculpture Park

11-12 PBR Trio

12-1pm Community Drum Circle led by Joan Brannon (bring your drum or play with some of ours!)

1-2pm Honey and Houston

2-3pm River City Drum Corp

3-4pm SDML Academy of Guitar

4-5pm Heath & Molly

5-6pm John Harrod and the Fiddle Jammers


Additional advanced workshops and fun:hot air balloon at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Hot Metal Pour: Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will help you create your own cast aluminum relief sculpture – NEW shapes and sizes this year!! $30

Glass blowing: Cupid’s Quest will lead you through the creation of your own glass ornament $35

Ceramic tile painting: $5

Blacksmithing: Cupid’s Quest will teach you to hammer your own decorative hook on the blacksmith’s anvil $25

Hot Air Balloon rides from 4-6pm ($10 per person)

Professional face-painting all day ($5 & $10: supports JSP Kids Make Art workshops)


Great Food & Beer:

Crank and Boom ice-creamWest Sixth at Josephine Sculpture ParkCrank and Boom at Josephine Sculpture Park

– Forged Coffee Co.

– KY’s Best Burgoo (with burgers and dogs too!)

– Mi Fiesta

Mr. Gyro’s Greek

– Staxx BBQ

West Sixth Brewing


The Festival is GOING GREENHelp us ditch plastic water bottles for good by bringing your own refillable bottles to the Fall Arts Festival! “Water Monster” refill stations will be provided by the Frankfort Plant Board. We’ll provide compostable cups as well, or you can support JSP by purchasing a refillable water bottle at the event. With your support of this project, together we will reduce the amount of plastic in our landfills and oceans significantly. THANK YOU!!


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 before June 1, 2017.

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 the Kentucky Employees Credit Union.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, click the link above.

Matching funds made possible by LG&E and KU in partnership with Fund for the Arts.

Want to be a sponsor? Please contact us to learn how!

Fall Arts Festival is supported by National Endowment for the Arts

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionKY Arts Council supports JSPArtsMatch supports Josephine Sculpture Park

Fall Arts Festival Fun Video Blast from the PAST:


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

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