Organizers say the weekend’s Paducah Lower Town Arts and Music Festival was another success.
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.
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.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & 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. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival.
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 & 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 patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.
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.
LowerTown Arts & 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 happyart.com. She's among over sixty artists coming to LowerTown. See more about the festival's artists, concerts, and food at lowertownamf.com.
Kate Lochte speaks with Victoria and Michael Terra who are co-directing the 2013 Lower Town Arts & 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 www.lowertownamf.com.
The 2013 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 Sounds Good. 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! Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule.