Josephine Sculpture Park celebrates its fourth annual Fall Arts Festival Sept.15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this event, which features outdoor sculptures, murals, walking paths, music, workshops and demonstrations at 3355 Old Lawrenceburg Rd.
What:Fall Arts Festival
Where: Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Old Lawrenceburg Rd.
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Admission: $5 per car
The park is dedicated to community arts education and creative experiences for all ages and abilities while conserving the beauty of the native, rural landscape.
“Fun is sure to be had by all,” said Melanie VanHouten, the park’s co-founder and artistic director. “The festival is a great time for everyone to be involved, and it’s how we say thank you to our volunteers, visitors, sponsors and friends for making JSP a wonder-filled place.”
There will be live music by Honey & Houston, Jeff Ellis, The Followers and Victoria Roehl.
Artist demonstrations and free workshops include printmaking, sculpture, pottery wheel, tours, yoga and an art scavenger hunt. Take a “bird’s eye view” hot air balloon ride ($10), get your face painted and make a tie-dye with your shirt or an “i heart jsp” shirt available for $10.
The Travelling Foundry crew from Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum returns to JSP and will conduct a hot metal pour where visitors can create their own metal tile sculptures ($30).
Carve your design into “scratch blocks” with guidance from experienced sculptors and watch the molten metal flow into your creation. The crew will finish your tile with a patina, then you can take your piece of art home.
New this year are “blow your own” glass ornaments ($35) and “bang your own” steel doodads on the red-hot forge ($35).
There will be two collaborative artworks led by Lexington artists. Get involved as Sarah Heller (https://www.facebook.com/seheller) creates a large-scale community mural using her signature “drip-painting” method, and Mollie Rabiner leads the creation of sculptural installations initiated by artists from Latitude Community (http://latitudeart.blogspot.com/).
Participation is free, and the pieces will be installed at JSP.
Artists will demonstrate everything from pouring molten aluminum to spinning wool and printmaking; there is something for everyone at JSP.
“This event gets bigger and better each year,” said Jennifer Oberlin, the event committee co-chair. “It is an amazing day full of opportunity and new experiences.”
Food for purchase will be provided by Staxx BBQ and Hardwood Pizza Co., as well as Redhead Cupcakes and Bluebell ice-cream from Melanie’s, or pack your own picnic.
The park is free and open every day from dawn until dusk. Event parking is $5 per car Sept. 15 only.
For more information and a full schedule visit josephinesculpturepark.org and find the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/josephinesculpturepark.
Josephine Sculpture Park, a non-profit park & arts organization, strives to connect the community with the land through the arts.