June 12 - 13, 2021
Call to Artists
Festival Dates: Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021
Check-in and Set-up Date: Friday, June 11, 2021 9am - 5pm
Festival Hours: Saturday: 11-5; Sunday: 11-5
"Early" Application/Period-One (by invitation*): October 15, 2020 - November 30, 2020
"Open" Application/Period-Two: December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Jury fee: $25, Booth fee: $225/*$200, Electric: $20.
Early Bird Discount Dates: Apply between December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 ($10 off booth fee)
Welcome to Arts on the Green (AOG), a juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, which benefits the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) - a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is in its 21st year! Known for high quality art, AOG has attracted 8,000-10,000 visitors annually. As of 2020, our location has moved from LaGrange, to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY.
This year, while we are making application process accommodations for our "AOG 2020 Invited-Status" Artists, we want to let "NEW" Artist Applicants for 2021 know that we will be transparent with how many booth spaces are available when Period Two - General Open Application Period (December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021) opens. New Artist Applicants may look for this updated information in our "Rules of Exhibition" and on Zapplication - after our returning 2020 Artists have completed the Early Application Period and upon opening "Period Two."
With the possibility of "COVID-19 Social Distancing Restrictions” potentially still being in place in June of 2021, we are planning to keep it our booth numbers to under 125. This will ensure social distancing between booths while maintaining good traffic flow and increasing artist success. Booths are to be spread out among the beautiful gardens and the immaculately groomed grounds and along a paved walking path, as well as situation under the Rounsavall Pavilion. Every effort will be made to keep the same category/media artists dispersed throughout.
With a history of attracting 8,000-10,000 visitors annually, we are so fortunate to be in such a beautiful and historic location in Oldham County; one that can safely accommodate all of our artists and meet all of our other festival needs, including entertainment (if safely feasible), food trucks, a cafe, adult beverages, artist demonstrations and children’s art activities in the old log cabin on site!
Because of the cancellation of event for 2020 (and many other art festivals and events), the excitement and anticipation of what is to come for AOG 2021 is palpable! AOG and AAOC are all ready to provide a fun, family friendly, cultural community experience that will continue to be a favorite among both visitors and artists, alike! We hope that you are as excited as we are about the possibilities that lie ahead for us all...and together, in partnership with Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, we hope to make this an extra special event for our artists and for the community. We appreciate your support and participation and hope that we will see you in June of 2021!
Artist Amenities Include:
Free secured artist parking on site
Load-in/out assistance available as well as golf cart-type vehicles
Discounted rates at local hotels
Complimentary Brunch served both days (10:30-12:30)
Category Award Ribbons and Best of Show Ribbon and Prizes
Winners listed on website and on social media
Best of Show 2021 is Featured Artist for 2022
Friendly and supportive staff
Estimated attendance: 8,000 - 10,000
Printed Rules of Exhibition and Application are available at:
104 East Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031
PDF downloadable Rules of Exhibition and the Application are available links:
Or you can apply on Zapplication
This link will take you to a PROPOSED Booth Layout.
Check out this Virtual Tour as Sayde Heckman, Yew Dell Garden and Arboretum Manager, shows what is still in bloom after their "Big Bloom" from Spring 2020.
Link to our "Save the Date" (Updated for 2021)
Arts on the Green, Director
Arts Association of Oldham County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
104 East Main Street, La Grange, KY 40031
Contact information: 502-222-3822