The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will host the 9th Annual Kentucky Art Car Weekend from Thursday, August 5 to Saturday, August 7. 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 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. 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.