Fall Arts Festival

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11am-6pm

Featuring guest artist Peyton Scott Russell

This event is rain or shine, so get your boots on and come on out for a wonderful day of creative fun!

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 and 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!

In conjunction with Fall Arts Festival, Peyton Scott Russell will present an artist talk at The Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort on Aug. 2 at 6pm. Dinner at Mi Fiesta will follow, if you’d like to join us.


FREE ART Activities:

Meet and paint with guest artist Peyton Scott Russell: public reception and unveiling of his new sculpture created at JSP. Also, participate in the creation of a community art project and sculpture workshop led by Peyton.

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 workshops led by Hound Dog Press, super FUN!

Paper Making: Joanne Price of Starpointe Studio will guide you through this creative workshop where you can make (plantable!) paper to take home.

Tie dye: Local artists Jody Jaques and Doris Thurber will guide you through the colorful world of tie dyeing – FREE if you bring your own cotton item or T shirts ($10), onesies, & totes are available for purchase.

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

Watch exciting demonstrations of RAKU firing by local artist, Chris Wilder.

Make your own rhythms at the community drum circle, lead by Lara Panayotof!

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.

Explore “behind the scenes” activities at Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth.

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!

Art Market:

Meet local artists and learn about their processes and how they create the amazing art they make. Jewelers, woodworkers and ceramic artists will conduct demonstrations and have hand-crafted work for sale. If you aren’t into making your own sculpture at the festival, you can take home a special JSP souvenir made by one of these talented KY artists!

Lucy Azubuike – JSP artist-in-residence, photography

Stacey Chinn – jewelry and ceramics

Tara Modjeski – jewelry

Emelie Weber – fiber

Additional FREE FUN:Bubbles at Josephine Sculpture Park

Bubble FUN from 3-5pm.

Meet the animals at the Salato Wildlife Center booth.

Learn about some great community and environmental organizations including Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Hands Healing HeArtsThe Franklin County Humane Society.

Explore JSP on a self-guided tour.

KECU Music Stage:

11-12: Butch RiceKECU Music Stage at Josephine Sculpture Park

12-1pm: Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

1-2pm: Troy Miller

2-3pm: River City Drum Corp

3-4pm: Troubadours of Divine Bliss

4-5pm: Zoe Speaks

5-6pm: John Harrod and the Fiddle Jammers

Entertainment booked by Rumsey Records, LLC

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 this year!! $30

Ceramic tile painting: $5

Blacksmithing: Patrick Smith 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 (supports JSP Kids Make Art workshops) – weather permitting

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

Great Food & Beer:

Amazing Gracie’sCrank and Boom at Josephine Sculpture Park

Crank and Boom Ice Cream

 Forged Coffee Co.

Mi Fiesta

Mr. Gyro’s Greek

West Sixth Brewing

West Sixth at Josephine Sculpture Park

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!


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. This project is also supported in part by an award from Fund for the Arts, with support from LG&E and KU.

This project is supported in part by an award from the HSG Foundation at the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Additional sponsors include Frankfort Parks and Recreation, Frankfort Tourism, Harrod Concrete and Stone Co., The Villas at Berry Hill, Toyota, Grand Theatre, Lee Brick & Block, Crumbaugh Properties, Fehsal Excavating, Cunningham Masonry & Frankfort Plant Board.

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 JSP

Volunteer Parking & NEW Entrance Directions:

Due to ever-increasing festival attendance and the need to expand our parking, JSP has created a new, temporary entrance to the park for VOLUNTEERS & MUSICIANS ONLY, this is referred to as the SERVICE ENTRANCE.  This prevents volunteers from getting delayed on the main entrance drive as vehicles can be in cue for 10-15 minutes during peak times.

Place the PARKING PERMIT* in your dash so our volunteer can see it and point you in the right direction. This will be emailed to volunteers from the jsp.volunteer email address, please look for this in your inbox SATURDAY!

FROM I-64:
TAKE EXIT 53A (US HWY 127 South) toward Lawrenceburg.

Once you PASS HWY 420 (2nd LIGHT), CONTINUE .9 MILES AND TURN LEFT ONTO A DRIVEWAY (not a road… This turn is directly  ACROSS FROM VALERO gas station.)

IMMEDIATELY, take the LEFT FORK and CONTINUE ON GRAVEL drive. Park in this lot.

Once you PASS HWY 1665 , CONTINUE .4 MILES AND TURN RIGHT ONTO A DRIVEWAY (not a road).  As you arrive at this turn, you will see a VALERO sign on your left.

If you reach Hwy 420, you have gone too far.

Once on the driveway, continue with directions above at “IMMEDIATELY, take the LEFT FORK…”



There are bee hives at the park. If you are allergic, please bring the necessary medications.

Are YOU an Artist?

If you are interested in participating at the 2019 Fall Arts Festival as a performing artist/group or as a visual artist who would like to conduct a workshop or demonstration, please contact us for an application in January of 2019.

Fall Arts Festival Fun Video Blast from the PAST:

Click here for past events


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