This weekend the city of Tuscaloosa will be home to the 45th Annual Kentuck Art Festival. Visionaries, artists and inventors will be lining Kentuck Art Center to showcase their talents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 15 and 16. According to the Kentuck website, there will be 270+ folk, visionary and contemporary artists, along with expert craftspeople attending the festival this year. The event typically draws hundreds of thousands from throughout the state, county and the world. Artists also compete to win a cash prize of $7,000+.
The event will also provide you with the opportunity to witness the creative art collection of local artist, Larry Silver. 25-year old Larry Silver's artistic capabilities are unmatched, creating fanciful, yet vibrant masterpieces with intricate details that flow together with each paintbrush stroke. His work radiates through the lives of people, capturing the soul of each muse he illustrates. The self-taught artist, Silver, describes #art as a tranquil escape from reality.
Silver is a multi-faceted artist that has created aesthetic commission pieces, book illustrations, sports and event re-enactments, couple visuals, wood pieces, tattoo illustrations, business logos and more with the possibility of clothing and sports equipment designs in the future.
There will also be interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers and other surprises that include musical acts and spoken word.
Saturday and Sunday’s musical performances include:
The event will be held at 503 Main Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35476 and tickets are $10.00.