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Kentucky Art Car Weekend Aug. 5-7 on Waterfront

by Robin Garr » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:10 pm

WILD WHEELS CONVERGE ON MAIN STREET FOR THE
9th ANNUAL KENTUCKY ART CAR WEEKEND
New this Year - Parade Route Moves to Frankfort Avenue

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will host the 9th Annual Kentucky Art Car Weekend from Thursday, August 5 to Saturday, August 7, 2010. The event will showcase nearly 40 art cars from around the country, including Chris Hubbard’s “Heaven and Hell Car” (Georgia), Ramona Moon’s “Corn Car” (Ohio), Becky Morris’ “OptiCARlusion” (West Virginia), Tim McNally’s “Other Art Car” (New Jersey), Gary Coover’s “Yellow Submarine” (Arkansas), and Melanie Harris’ “78 Tiki” art car (Ohio). A complete schedule can be found at http://www.kentuckyartcarweekend.com.

The weekend will kick off with a drive-in movie at the Waterfront Wharf, located next to Joe’s Crab Shack, on Thursday, August 5th beginning at 7:00pm. Several cars will be on display as the Wharf will become a full-fledged drive-in movie theatre, complete with a concession stand and a radio transmitted sound. Guests will have the opportunity to watch several interesting family-friendly films projected on the side of a large art car truck. The feature film will begin at 9:00pm.

Beginning at 9:00am on Friday, August 6th, art cars from around the country will arrive and park along the 700 block of West Main Street. The cars will remain on display through the First Friday Trolley Hop for a block party that includes artist demonstrations, a sidewalk sale, and music. At 9:00pm the cars will go on an illuminated cruise to Lynn’s Paradise Café, located at 984 Barret Avenue.

At 9:00am on Saturday morning, the cars will return to West Main Street where the block party continues. The public is invited to vote for their favorite art car, and from 10:00am-1:00pm the Museum will host a free workshop where children can build their own mini art car. Beginning at 2:00pm, the cars will embark on a new art car parade route, traveling down Frankfort Avenue for hundreds of spectators.

Beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday night a free Barn Dance will be held in the lot behind 21C, located at 700 West Main Street. A dinner buffet provided by Proof will be available for purchase, and the party will include a cash bar and live music from local bands.

The Kentucky Art Car Weekend is sponsored by the International Contemporary Art Foundation, 21C, 4th District Council Member David Tandy, Red 7e, and 9th District Council Member Tina Ward-Pugh. For more information, please call (502) 589-0102 or visit http://www.kentuckyartcarweekend.com

About the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981. Its mission is to promote and support art and craft excellence in Kentucky. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Museum is also supported in part by the Fund for the Arts. It is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is $6 for adults, free for KMAC members, students and children under 12. For more information, please call (502) 589-0102 or click to http://www.KentuckyArts.org

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