On June 4th and 5th, 2016 La Grange Courthouse square comes to life with the 17th annual Arts on the Green, a juried fine arts and crafts festival, with, original handcrafted painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, candles, special foods and soaps, metal, wood and fiber. Come meet 150 + artists from local to national artists to include featured artists who also exhibit at St. James Court Art Show, Cherokee Triangle, Mellwood and more. Hours for the Art Festival are 10-5 pm Sat and Sun. A prospectus and application for the 2016 Arts on the Green is available on our Show Application and info page
Art is for all ages. We encourage our younger artists to enter Arts on the Green Note Card Contest. Two winners are selected from 8 years and under, and the nine years and older age groups. Prizes are awarded in the fall plus their art work is featured on our AOG note cards for 2015-2016. There is also free face painting and other children activities. The best of the best Oldham County student art work is featured in The Emerging Artist Booth. Art works included feature Oldham County High School students, Arts Association scholarship winners for 2017, and last years’ AOG Kid’s note card winners.
Awesome food vendors are available throughout the show serving breakfast to dinner with assorted sandwiches, Greek, and BBQ. Then, stop the craves with delicious candied nuts, soft serve ice cream, funnel cakes and more. Sit down, and take a rest while enjoying a cold beer or sip on wine while listening to Americana Music on both days performed on the Woodsongs Coffeehouse Stage, hosted by Tim Curtis, and sponsored by Oldham County Parks and Recreation under the tent.
Take a moment to visit the Oldham County History Center- “Colonial Trade Faire” adjacent to Arts on the Green. The Faire exhibits vendors in the 1700’s in authentic costumes and selling fares of that time period. It is worth the trip back in time to visit.
Saturday from 5-7 pm, join us for our traditional “wine down” after the show. Music continues during Happy Hour at the 2nd Street Gazebo. We are all about enjoying the evening with friends. All are welcome.
Make it a destination to enjoy the arts, food, libations, and music.
2016 Arts on the Green Specialty booths and Fun areas
Kid’s Art Contest: ages 8 and under & 9-13 years at Booth # 39
Children can be creative in designing next year’s Arts on the Green Note Cards. Also FREE face painting. See the recycling art and posters in the Kid’s Art Center and on the recycling cans throughout the grounds. Keeping it green.
Emerging Artists Booth # 19. See the “best of the best art” by OC Students, this year’s art scholarship winners, and AOG 2015 Note card contest winners.
Fabulous foods in the Food Court; beer, craft beer & wine, sweet and salty snacks at 2nd and Main Street. Sat. and Sun. enjoy Americana Music 12-4 on the Woodsongs Coffee House Stage. .
Happy Hour, Saturday 4:30-6:30 pm. Enjoy music from the Total Strangers, discount drinks and snacks.
Who are the Artist Award Winners? Champion Chevrolet is sponsoring the Best of Show winner for 2016. Winners are announced Sat. late afternoon. Watch for the winners’ ribbons posted at their artist booth and see the winning art work.
Visit Our Retail Sponsors in the Food Court area
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers
Arts Association of Oldham County appreciates our art-loving volunteers for their enthusiasm and hospitality that continually supports the vision of a quality art festival.
Our sponsors made it possible for us to celebrate the success of 2015 showcasing Arts on the Green as a premier art event.
Sponsorship in 2016 Arts on the Green available now. Please consider being a sponsor in this community event. Contact information can be found below.
More fun than ever before. Don’t miss this weekend celebrating the 16th Arts on the Green.
See you in June.
Please contact our director, Mary Klausing for additional details, food vendor application and sponsor pledge forms at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-419-5203.
From I-71, exit La Grange – exit #22. Head north on 53 towards the historic district. You will see the tents located on the Courthouse Lawn as you approach the train tracks.