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The Kentucky Art Market
Woodland Christian Church
530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502

August 19 & 20, 2023

Call to Artists

Hello!  We are excited to start preparations for the 2023 Kentucky Art Market! 

The show continues under the direction and organization of Dan Neil Barnes, one of Lexington's nationally known glass artists.  Dan and his team bring experience from the many national shows he has exhibited in including the American Craft Council Shows, Port Clinton Art Festival in Chicago, Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, Bayou City Festival in Houston and many others.  

We are excited to continue to find ways to make the Art Market attractive for Kentucky artists.  Our mission is to provide a venue especially for talented Kentucky artists.   Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsmen members will receive priority in the jury selection process.

Below are some specifics for this year's show that you can expect:

  • A juried show with high quality art and craft
  • Total compliance with state mandates and guidelines on masks, distance, flow and crowd capacity.
  • Staggered set up times for easy load-in on Friday
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch each day
  • Indoor bathrooms for artists and helpers
  • Convenient, low-cost vendor parking available
  • Booth sitters available upon request
  • Best of Show Award - automatic acceptance and free booth space for next year


Jimmy Owens will continue to be your email contact and source for show information.   His email is .

 Please call Dan Barnes with any questions about the show (859) 559-3171.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a venue especially for talented Kentucky artists.  We hope to bring talented, individual artists together with people who appreciate and support their creative endeavors.  We are excited to offer original art and craft to customers seeking quality work  from real working artists. Furthermore, we will  never knowingly allow exhibitors with less than genuine work to exhibit.  Nor do we accept those buying and selling objects  meant to be perceived as genuine art.

We are also pleased that all of the proceeds from The Kentucky Art Market go to support the outreach ministries of Woodland Christian Church.  This significant fund-raiser for Woodland translates into support for many community organizations that help the poor and disenfranchised.  Thank you for your contribution.  The show coordinators, Dan Neil Barnes, Steve Johnson and Rita Day are volunteers who give their time to support both the artist community and the mission of the church. 

You are invited to apply to this juried, reasonably priced, two-day event which is open to all artists and craftsmen, both in Kentucky and outside the state.

The Kentucky Art Market
Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2023    
530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502

Show Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Application Deadline:
May 15, 2023

Friday 8:00 to 5:00.  Staggered times assigned based upon booth location.  Set-up time will be sent to artist in advance.  NO Saturday set-up.
Please check-in on Friday at the registration desk located inside the church (Kentucky Avenue entrance) for your space assignment, parking passes, and last-minute show information prior to unloading. Exhibitors may drive onto the field to unload/load at their space, weather permitting.  Please be prepared to dolly in from the street if needed.

Sunday 5:01pm - 8:00pm. No early break-down. Exhibitors breaking down early will not be invited back to the show next year. All booths must be removed from the field by 8:00pm. Exhibit area must be left clean and free of trash at breakdown. Driving onto the field will not be permitted until all customers have left the area.

Application Process
Application Fee (non-refundable): $30.00

Application Process:

  • Print application form and fill it out. 
  • Mail the application form along with 3 printed images (photographs or images printed from your computer) and 1 booth image to address below.
  • Include 2 separate checks with your application. (One check for $30 application fee and one check for booth fee. The check for booth fee will only be cashed upon notification of acceptance into the show)
  • Make checks payable to Woodland Christian Church
  • Mail to: 

Woodland Christian Church
530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502
attn: Rita Day

Booth Fees: check for booth fee will only be cashed upon notification of acceptance. Price increase this year to keep space between booths per artist suggestions (20% less booths than previous years)

Standard (11' x 11' - white tents only): $300.00
Double (22' x 22' - white tents only): $600.00
Non-Profit Groups (adjacent to show site): $150.00

Complimentary breakfast items will be provided each morning. One lunch will be provided each day of the show. A lunch ticket for each day will be included in your registration packet.

Application Deadline:
May 15, 2023

Applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline until show fills. A late fee of $50.00 will be charged for late applications.

Show Standards
All items offered for sale must be the original work of the exhibitor. The work exhibited and booth design must be consistent with the quality and style of work represented in the submitted images. The artist must be present for the entire show.

Jury Process
All applications will be juried by a panel of jurors. Dan Neil Barnes will head the jury process. Dan has been a juror for The American Craft Council, Amdur Productions in Chicago, Francisco Farm in Midway and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman.

Applicants will be notified as to their status by email by June 1. A waitlist will be kept by category.

Booth Display
All exhibitors must have a white tent. No tarps or colored tents allowed. Booth displays are to be professional, neat and attractive. Tables must be covered to the ground. Exhibitors are responsible for securing their booth properly, with stakes and weights (no water jugs). It is a grass field; staking is permitted and encouraged.

Parking options will be available for exhibitors adjacent to the show area. Cost and registration for parking will be sent with the exhibitor's acceptance notice. Exhibitors may also use street parking.


  1. All items for sale must be the original work of the exhibitor. No buy/sell, imports, kits, or commercial products. Management reserves the right to remove any exhibit/exhibitor without refund and without recourse.
  2. Items exhibited and offered for sale must be consistent with submitted images and in accepted category only. You will be asked to remove any items in your booth NOT approved during the application process.
  3. Exhibitors may not sublet or share booth space.
  4. An accepted application is a commitment to show. Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to the church 45 days prior to the show. No credits or refunds within 45 days of show. A $50.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from any refund/credit issued.
  5. Show is rain or shine; set-up is on grass. Exhibitors are responsible for securing their booth properly, with stakes and weights.
  6. $35.00 fee for all returned checks.
  7. Exhibits/exhibitors must not extend beyond allotted 11 x 11 space and designated storage area behind the booth.
  8. Submitted images may be used for publicity purposes. Receipt of images grants permission.
  9. Security will be provided, however, The Kentucky Art Market shall not be liable or responsible for any items lost, stolen, or damaged.
  10. All Exhibitors selling consumable products (prepared foods, soap, any product consumed in or on the body) must have valid commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars )
  11. Application fee is required to process applications and is, therefore, non-refundable.
  12. The Kentucky Art Market reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.

Sales Tax
Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. Tax forms will be included in your registration packet.


Questions about the Market?

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Dan Neil Barnes - (859) 559-3171
Jimmy Owens -

Worship times: Sunday mornings at 10AM

Woodland Christian Church
1390 Olivia Ln #110 | Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Office Hours 8:30-1:30 M-Th