Art Downtown

Downtown Frankfort is home to a thriving community of artists and artisans.
From woodworking to fine jewelry, from sculpture to painting,
talent and creativity is overflowing in the Capital City.  Come and enjoy!
Downtown Frankfort hosts a quarterly ArtWalk series.  More information can be found here.

 

Visit these shops and artist studios downtown for the best in local art and craft

  • Broadway Clay - 223 W Broadway • 502.320.7250 • broadwayclay.com This ceramics studio, classroom and gallery features the work of local and area potters and painters. Functional and decorative pottery is available for purchase.
  • Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art - 314 Lewis • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from Kentucky and across the country.
  • Completely Kentucky - 237 W Broadway • 502.223.5240 • completelykentucky.com Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping is available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery - 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Full Circle Studio & Gallery - 309 Shelby St • 502.682.9648 • www.createfullcircle.com This working studio features gourd mosaics of Jennifer Zingg, gourd sculptures of Travis Kelley, and others. Art classes are offered for all ages.
  • Gallery House at First United Methodist Church - 211 Washington St. • 502.227.7430•
  • Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 200 W 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
  • M.A. Selbert- 330 St Clair St • 502.227.2780 • selberts.com Locally owned full service jewelry and gift store that includes locally made jewelry.
  • McClure Building Art Studios - 306 W Main - please call for hours/availability
    • Alchemy Salon - Room 711 • 502.352.2791 • Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
    • Betty Beshoar Art Studio - Room 700 • 502.682.9446 • Visit this working art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    • Bob McWilliams Fine Art - Room 714 • 502.545.0198  • Inspired by the beauty of Kentucky, Bob uses both oils and acrylics for his paintings • https://mcwilliamsartstudio.com/ 
    • Gene Burch Studio - Room 603 • Purchase Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond at Shades of BLU Boutique.
    • Studio 710 - Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com Features variety of oil paintings.
  • Nitro - 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry. Occasional special events during ArtWalk.
  • Old Capital Antiques - 231 W Broadway •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available.
  • Poor Richard’s Books - 233 W Broadway • 502-223-8010 • poorrichardsbooksky.com A “real” bookstore that specializes in Kentucky and regional authors. Special events during Art Walk including book signings.
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum - 116 E 2nd St • 502-223-7475 • rebeccaruth.com Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
  • Rodger’s Studio - 224 W Main • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
  • Simply Garden - 100 E Broadway • 502.545.8104 • https://www.facebook.com/Simplygardenky?fref=ts Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available.
  • The Milam House - 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • The Woolery - 315 St Clair • 502.352.9800 • www.woolery.com A comprehensive store dedicated to the fiber arts. Available in the store are handcrafted work, fiber supplies, equipment, and a variety of classes.
  • Three Elements Designs - 332 St Clair • 502.418.2074 • threeelementsdesigns.com This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
  • Vibrant Life - 338 St Clair • 502.352.2452 • www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.                        

                                          

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Capital City Museum - 325 Ann St •502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk may include performing arts and music.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet - 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • frankfortballet.com Featuring works of local and emerging artists. Exhibits change periodically.
  • Franklin County Judicial Center - 222 St Clair • 502.564.2278 • Displaying historic photographs courtesy of the Capital City Museum and Ky Historical Society, and modern photographs by Gene Burch.
  • Hill House - 214 W Second Featuring one-of-a-kind works and collectibles from local and regional artists (during ArtWalk)
  • Kentucky Historical Society - 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • history.ky.gov Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
  • Liberty Hall Historic Site - 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • libertyhall.org National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
  • Paul Sawyier Public Library - 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • www.pspl.org On exhibit are stained glass windows, batiks, Paul Sawyier paintings, prints, and work of local/regional artists.
  • The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery - 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.

 

Dining Establishments with Art for sale

  • Bourbon on Main - 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • www.bourbononmain.com Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale.
  • Buddy’s Pizza - 212 Broadway • 502.352.2920 • Handcrafted pizza, salad and sandwiches. Changing exhibits of local artists and student work are available for purchase. Check out the “Buddy” wall of local canine buddies.
  • Capital Cellars - 227 W Broadway • 502.352.2600 • capitalcellars.net Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines/bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
  • Kentucky Coffeetree Café - 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009 • kentuckycoffeetree.com Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.