lower town arts and music festival http://wkms.org en Terra: Annual Lower Town Arts Festival a Success http://wkms.org/post/terra-annual-lower-town-arts-festival-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizers say the weekend’s Paducah Lower Town Arts and Music Festival was another success.</span></p><p>A double-digit percentage increase in visitors, several new events and some tweaks to the regular line-up of events led to what co-director Michael Terra called a tremendous weekend of festival food and fun.</p><p>Some 14,000-16,000 visitors swarmed Paducah’s lower-town district for new events like the “Top Potter” event, which featured nearly a dozen local artists in a timed competition.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:27:44 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31698 at http://wkms.org Terra: Annual Lower Town Arts Festival a Success Paducah Symphony Orchestra Makes Their LowerTown Debut http://wkms.org/post/paducah-symphony-orchestra-makes-their-lowertown-debut <p>Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em> that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts &amp; Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/live-broadcast-lowertown-arts-music-festival">Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:34:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 31658 at http://wkms.org Paducah Symphony Orchestra Makes Their LowerTown Debut Paducah Carpenter Crafts New Life into "Upcycled" Items http://wkms.org/post/paducah-carpenter-crafts-new-life-upcycled-items <p>Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts &amp; Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website <a href="http://patinainpaducah.com">patinainpaducah.com</a>. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's <em>Sounds Good</em> guest, Darrell Martin. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/live-broadcast-lowertown-arts-music-festival">See more interviews on our LowerTown page</a>.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:26:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 31657 at http://wkms.org Paducah Carpenter Crafts New Life into "Upcycled" Items Carole Gordon Brings Equestrian Watercolors to LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/carole-gordon-brings-equestrian-watercolors-lowertown <p>Utica, Kentucky, based watercolorist Carole Gordon is among 65 artists who will display and sell a variety of works at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah this weekend. She's a 2001 graduate of Owensboro Community College with a lifelong interest in painting and in horses. Ms. Gordon is an exhibiting member with the Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:43:05 +0000 Kate Lochte 31638 at http://wkms.org Carole Gordon Brings Equestrian Watercolors to LowerTown Meet "Happy Art" Founder Marti McGinnis http://wkms.org/post/meet-happy-art-founder-marti-mcginnis <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival in Paducah comes up the weekend of May 17 through 19 and one of the artists coming to show and sell her works is Lexington-based Marti McGinnis, whose work you can see at </span><a href="http://happyart.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">happyart.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She's among over sixty artists coming to </span>LowerTown<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. See more about the festival's artists, concerts, and food at </span><a href="http://lowertownamf.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">lowertownamf.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:20:29 +0000 Kate Lochte 31615 at http://wkms.org Meet "Happy Art" Founder Marti McGinnis LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2013 Preview http://wkms.org/post/lowertown-arts-music-festival-2013-preview <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Victoria and Michael Terra who are co-directing the 2013 Lower Town Arts &amp; Music Festival, May 17 through 19. It features more juried artists than ever. Two stages featuring a variety of excellent musicians. An expanded Taste of Paducah. Art Cars. And... a new competition "Top Potter Showdown." The festival website is <a href="http://www.lowertownamf.com">www.lowertownamf.com</a>.</p><p><a href="http://wkms.org/post/live-broadcast-lowertown-arts-music-festival">Click here for&nbsp;information about our live broadcast from LowerTown</a>.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:18:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 31573 at http://wkms.org LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2013 Preview PSO's Amy Sanders Previews the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival http://wkms.org/post/psos-amy-sanders-previews-2013-lowertown-arts-music-festival <p>The 2013&nbsp;LowerTown Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner and Amy Sanders of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's staff shares the rundown on the music line-up during <em>Sounds Good.&nbsp;</em>The festival runs from May 17-19 on 7th and Madison in Paducah. WKMS will be broadcasting live on the evening of Friday, May 17th. More information about that coming soon!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lowertownamf.com/home" style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:02:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 30707 at http://wkms.org PSO's Amy Sanders Previews the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival Lower Town Arts and Music Festival 2012 Preview http://wkms.org/post/lower-town-arts-and-music-festival-2012-preview <p>The 2012 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival gets underway in Paducah next Friday.&nbsp; The three day event brings together artists, musicians, and restaurants from the 350 miles around the River City.&nbsp; Fri, 11 May 2012 20:58:08 +0000 Todd Hatton 17950 at http://wkms.org