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!!

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 for the 2017 event in the spring, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities,  artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!

FREE ART Activities:

– Community project

– Instrument Petting ZOO, hosted by the Lexington Philharmonic. Make some sweet music exploring a variety of musical instruments from each 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 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)Tie dye at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

– 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

– Learn theater basics at the Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth.

– Additional art and craft activities for all ages!

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

Additional FREE FUN:

– Meet the animals at the Salato Wildlife Center booth
– LIVE MUSIC on the KECU music stage all day long!
– Learn about some great community organizations including The Franklin County Humane Society, the Franklin Co. Arts Council and KY Natural Lands Trust

– Explore JSP on a self guided tour

– Bubble FUN from 3-5pm
– Community Drum Circle at the Turtle Island Drum sculpture (time TBD)

KECU Music Stage:


will be posted soon…

18. Metal Pour

Additional workshops and fun with a fee:

– 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)                      – 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)

hot air balloon at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Great Food & Beer:

Crank and Boom ice-cream

La Fiesta Grande Mexican Cafe

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

Mr. Gyro’s Greek

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.

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

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionKY Arts Council supports JSP

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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