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Folk artists to be featured at fifth renewal of Waveland Art Fair Sept. 8-9 in Lexington

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Live music, food trucks, local brews and talented Kentucky folk artists will return to the Waveland State Historic Site for the fifth annual Waveland Art Fair on Sept. 8-9 in Lexington.

 

In addition to meeting the noteworthy artists, guests may browse and purchase their work while enjoying local food and drinks provided by Chrisman Mills Winery, West 6th Brewing, Rise Up Pizza, and The Epic Cure Mobile Eatery. Live music will be featured in the afternoons throughout the weekend on the Kentucky Folk Artists Stage.

 

Fair admission is $5 for adults, which includes tours of the Waveland main home, the former slave quarters, the smoke house and ice house. Admission is free for children under 12, and there will children’s activities sponsored by Art on the Move Art Studio and the Kentucky Historical Society. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

 

Accomplished Kentucky folk artists at the fair include: LaVon Van Williams, Lexington, woodcarver; Art Mize, Lexington, luthier; Timmy Walden, Tompkinsville, marble make; Justin Roberts, Murray, willow furniture maker; and Donna Lamb, Lancaster, luthier.

 

Below is the live music and interview lineup for the Kentucky Folk Artists Stage:

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

Noon – Narrative stage interview with selected artists

1 p.m. – Cari Norris, Louisville

2 p.m. – The Jar Flies, Lexington

3 p.m. – Lewis and Donna Lamb, Lancaster, performance and old time jam

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

Noon – Narrative stage interview with selected artists

1 p.m. – A Girl Named Earl, Louisville

2 p.m. – The Local Honeys, Lexington

3 p.m. – Lewis and Donna Lamb, Lancaster, performance and old time jam

 

Waveland State Historic Site is an antebellum house on the edge of Lexington. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. The site is closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission for the tours is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students; children 6 and under are free.

 

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Contact:

Charla Reed

charla.reed@ky.gov

859-272-3611

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