FAQ

ArtWalk – HOW DO I FIND ARTSTOPS ON THE ARTWALK?

Look for the BIG ORANGE FLAGS that designate each ArtStop and pick up a PURPLE postcard that lists the different locations. You can also find information about featured ArtStops and artists here on this webpage or on our Facebook page leading up to each ArtWalk.

ArtWalk – What is an ArtHunt?

Occasionally, we will feature an ArtHunt as part of an ArtWalk event. ArtHunt is a fun, free activity for kids and adults to interact with the artists and artwork along the ArtWalk! Just pick up an ArtHunt card (there are designated versions for kids and for adults) at any ArtStop and then “hunt” along the ArtWalk for the answers to the questions on the card. When you’re done with the ArtHunt, leave your completed card at any ArtStop and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a great prize (there’s one for kids and one for grown-ups). So put on your best sleuthing shoes and track down some incredible creativity on the KECU ArtWalk!

ArtWalk – WHAT IS A SNEAK PEEK?

Occasionally, we will have a Sneak Peek event the week before an ArtWalk. The Sneak Peek is a small, single-venue exhibit featuring a sample artwork from many of the artists participating in the ArtWalk. The Sneak Peek artist reception offers an opportunity for our local artists to enjoy each other’s art and to connect with others in the artistic community. Sneak Peeks are typically held at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at KECU or at a venue in Downtown Frankfort. All are welcome!

ArtWalk – WHAT IS HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD?

HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD is our inaugural themed ArtWalk. We encourage artists participating in the February ArtWalk to feature work that is HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD and to bring some vibrant color and energy to the dark mid-winter blahs.

ArtWalk – What is KECU?

KECU is the Kentucky Employees Credit Union and they are the main sponsor of our Downtown ArtWalk series. For more information, visit www.kecu.org. Be sure to thank them for supporting the arts in Frankfort!

ArtWalk – HOW CAN AN ARTIST PARTICIPATE IN ARTWALK?

We encourage artists to contact our local ArtStop venues directly about displaying artwork during an ArtWalk. Local galleries, shops, restaurants, churches, and civic spaces often participate as ArtStops. Some building owners allow artists to display work in empty building spaces as well. If the weather allows, we can also accommodate outdoor art exhibits and plein- air painting. Keep in mind that the deadline for participating in an ArtWalk is usually 6+ weeks before the actual ArtWalk in order for us to promote and advertise the event effectively, so please make arrangements accordingly.

Summer Concerts – Are you having a Class Reunion at a Summer Concert?

Awesome! We’re so glad you are celebrating your reunion with us. Please let us know about your reunion so we can make sure to welcome you from the stage! We do ask that any reunion tents/tables be set up further back on the lawn (the space closer to the Federal Building is a great spot) so as not to block the view of other folks attending the Concerts.

Summer Concerts – Can my child/organization/group set up a table on the Old State Capitol lawn and sell items during the Concerts? May I politick for my favorite candidate during the Concerts?

Sorry, we do not allow outside sales or fundraisers on the Old State Capitol lawn. If your child or organization would like to set up a sidewalk stand, we ask that you get permission from the building/ business owner adjoining the sidewalk. We try to reserve the lawn for those concert goers who would really like to enjoy the music. We kindly ask that all politicking be done outside the Old State Capitol lawn.

Summer Concerts – How can my company/organization sponsor a band?

We are ALWAYS looking for additional sponsorship for the Summer Concert bands. Please contact us in the spring if you are interested supporting the series and sponsoring a band. Please note: sponsorship does not guarantee a specific band will be selected to play the Summer Concert series, but we do try to match sponsors with specific genres of music if requested.

Summer Concerts – How do I get my band/my favorite local band/the Rolling Stones to be able to play the Summer Concert series?

Our committee begins considering bands for the Summer Concert series in January of each year and generally announces the line-up in mid-spring. To have a band considered for the Summer Concert series, we request the following be sent to us by no later than January 31:

  • a recent sample of the band’s music (electronic versions are preferred (ReverbNation, MySpace, MP3s, YouTube links, etc.) but a CD or DVD works as well),
  • a brief band bio,
  • dates available, and
  • examples of previous gigs/venues played.
  • An electronic promotional photograph is helpful, but not required.

As for the Rolling Stones, if Mick and Keith are willing to play for an infinitesimal fraction of their usual fee, we will so book them. Have Mick give us a call!

Summer Concerts – I have a great idea for something funky and cool for the Concerts…

We are always looking for fun new ways to jazz up the Concerts and would welcome your great ideas and your volunteer help in making them come true! Past ideas have included a Hot Flash Mob, free bicycle-blended fruit smoothies, Retro Night costume contests, and the always silly Frankfurter Awards. Please contact Downtown Frankfort, Inc. with any ideas you have…the sooner, the better!

Summer Concerts – What are the featured Non-Profits?

Each concert night, we feature two Non-Profit organizations in our community. These organizations are invited to set up informational tables/tents on the Old State Capitol lawn for the evening and welcome to give a brief description of their organization from the stage during a music break. To be considered to be one of the featured Non-Profits, please email us at info@downtownfrankfort.com prior to the beginning of the series and let us know what dates you prefer. Featured Non-Profit spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and they do go quickly, so contact us as soon as possible.