New Tuscaloosa site for Kentuck Festival of the Arts chosen [MAP]

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It’s official. The 53rd Kentuck Festival of the Arts’ new home is Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Back in December the Kentuck Art Center announced it was moving the beloved Festival from Northport to Tuscaloosa. 

There was a great deal of speculation where the festival would land. 

Kentuck, a West Alabama tradition

“We are looking forward to hosting the 53rd Kentuck Festival in Snow Hinton Park Hosting an event this large is no easy feat, but through Kentuck’s partnership with the City of Tuscaloosa, we’re excited to be able to continue the legacy of the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in West Alabama.”

~Exa Skinner, executive director of Kentuck Art Center said in a Facebook post announcing the new location

According to the group, The Kentuck Festival of the Arts will be held in a 10-acre section of the 40+ acre park. 

The two-day October 19-20, 2024 event will include:

  • 270+ artists
  • Live music
  • Spoken word
  • Activities for children
  • Folk and contemporary craft demonstrations
  • Food trucks
  • Local craft brews

New Kentuck site provides more accessibility

In the announcement post Skinner was especially pleased to provide a site that offered more accessibility for guests with mobility challenges.

“I am especially excited about all the paved paths that will be installed this spring and summer,” said Skinner. “Accessibility has been a top priority when considering all location options, and I’m thrilled to say that this location will be far more accessible for our guests with mobility challenges.”

Below is a site map for the festival.

(Kentuck Art Center &Amp; Festival)
(Kentuck Art Center & Festival)

Nationally renown for its folk art, Kentuck has displayed the works of prominent artists  ranging from  Jimmy Lee Sudduth to Lonnie Holley.

Kentuck artists wanted

The announcement comes just in time for the opening of artist applications which starts March 1, 2024  and ends June 2, 2024. If you are interested in applying visit the artist application page.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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