Kentuck Festival of the Artsm one of the Top Ten Festivals in the country

The 38th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts, set for October 17 and 18, 2009 has been chosen as one of the Top Ten Festivals in the country by readers and editors of American Style Magazine,  the nation’s premier arts lifestyle magazine for art lovers, collectors and travelers.  The article  can be found in the February 2009 issue which hits newstands tomorrow, December 16 (online link: Birds of a Feather).

Coming in at number 10, Kentuck was noted for its unique mix of contemporary artisans alongside folk and outsider artists, its location, and its large following of out-of-towners who make the third weekend in October an annual excursion to Northport, Alabama.

Currently the Kentuck staff is wrapping up two major community events, the 2008 festival and the recent Dickens Downtown.   “We are delighted for the 2009 festival to receive this recognition in a magazine such as American Style, especially this early in our festival year.  From a planning and executing standpoint this type of attention could and should create a greater awareness among interested artists to participate in the festival and for the festival-goer to plan to attend,”  stated executive director Sara Anne Gibson.  

American Style devotes much of its content to educating collectors and arts enthusiasts about the significance of handmade objects of art. By covering festivals, art events such as Artrageous, professional artists living and working in communities across the country, the publication promotes awareness of the economic and aesthetic contributions that art and craft bring to our homes and community.

For more information regarding Kentuck, its festival or other programming call 205-758-1257 or visit

For additional information regarding the annual Top Ten Festivals of American Style please contact Jean Thompson at 410-889-2933.

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