KECU Downtown Frankfort ArtWalk

Our KECU downtown ArtWalks feature amazing original art from local / regional artists and artisans. Over 25 venues participate and mediums include painting, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy, photography, glasswork, metalwork, and more. Come enjoy a lovely, creative experience in Downtown Frankfort, meet and mingle with our talented artists, and enjoy a nice meal or drink at one of our downtown restaurants.


2017-2018 KECU ArtWalk Dates

Friday, August 25, 5:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, November 25, begins at 5:00 pm

Friday, April 27, 5:00-9:00 pm


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

  • Broadway Clay - 223 West Broadway St. • 502.320.7250 • 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 St. • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from KY and across the country.
  • Completely Kentucky - 237 West Broadway St. • 502.223.5240 • Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping  available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • Duncan Design -317 East 3rd St. • 502.229.7199 • 
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery - 329 West Broadway St. • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Graymarket Design- 333 Saint Clair St. • 415.385.6070 Hand blocked printed textiles.


    • Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 200 West 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
    • Kentucky Knows - 337 West Broadway St. • 859.621.5261 • Kentucky's first real bourbon barrel aged coffee. Handcrafed gifts suitable for the home from reclaimed Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.
    • McClure Building Art Studios - 306 West Main St. - 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.   
      • Facial Enhancements - Room 705 • 502.545.0105.


      • Gene Burch Studio - Room 603 • Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond
      • McWilliams Art Studio - Room 714 • 502.545.0198 • American Impressionism Painting.
      • Studio 710 - Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • 
        • Nitro - 200 West Main St. •502.226.2400 • Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry.
        • Old Capital Antiques - 231 West Broadway St. •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available
        • Poor Richard’s Books - 233 West Broadway St. • 502-223-8010 • A “real” bookstore that specializes in Kentucky and regional authors.
        • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum - 116 East 2nd St. • 502-223-7475 • Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
        • Rodger’s Studio - 224 West Main St. • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
        • Simply Garden - 100 East Broadway St. • 502.545.8104 • Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available. Open until 7:00 pm.
        • The Milam House - 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
        • Three Elements Designs - 332 Saint Clair St. • 502.418.2074 • This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
        • Vibrant Life - 338 Saint Clair St. • 502.352.2452 • Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.    
        • Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church - 211 Washington St. • 502.227.7430  • Featuring rotating exhibits of local artists.
        • White Cat Studio - 232 West Main St., Unit 1 • 502.545.6728 •

          This working studio offers paintings and classes by Jacqueline Keough. Local handmade items and Chloe and Isabel jewelry. 



        Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

        • Bluegrass Realty and Investment -305 Wilkinson St. •  502.352.2650 •       
        • Capital City Museum - 325 Ann St • 502.696.0607 • Special activities during ArtWalk.
        • Frankfort School of Ballet - 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • 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
        • Kentucky Historical Society - 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
        • Liberty Hall Historic Site - 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
        •  Paul Sawyier Public Library - 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • 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 • Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.


        Dining & Refreshment Options

        • B's Bakery -241 W Main • 502.699.2222 • Fresh from scratch delicious donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, quiche, brownies, cookies, paninis, salads and more.
        • Bourbon on Main - 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale. Paintings by Bob McWilliams.
        • Brothers Little Mart - 317 St Clair • 502.699.2317 • Quick and delicious deli style lunch box meals and Nathan's famous all beef hotdogs. Featuring KSU artist. Grilled burgers and chicken.
        • Brick Alley - 325 St Clair • 502.875.2559 • Stop by the Brick for drinks and to enjoy the works of local artists during Art Walks.
        • 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 • Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines, bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
        • Gibby’s - 204 Broadway • 502.223.4429 • Serving fresh local food with an Italian theme. Live music on back patio and special events during Art Walk.
        • Kentucky Coffeetree Café - 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009• Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.
        • Mi Fiesta - 334 St Clair • 502.352.2395 • Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).
        • Mai-Siagon - 328 St Clair • 502.352.2420 • Authentic Vietnamese family owned restaurant and grocery store.

         Pollo Bandido - 235 W Main St. • 502-699-2255 • Barbecue with a Mexican flair.

        • Rick's White Light Cafe - 114 Bridge St. • 502.696.9104 • Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery has a kitschy decor with funky art covering the walls.
        • Serafini - 243 Broadway • 502.875.5599 • Fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner exhibiting the works of noted Kentucky folk artists.
        • Subway - 238 W Main • 502.227.3275 • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, made to order, salads and subs.





                             103 Moore Drive • 502.564.5597•



        Many thanks to the Kentucky Employees Credit Union for its continued support of the arts

        In addition to empowering financial wellness since 1938, Kentucky Employees Credit Union has long been a supporter of community events and organizations. In particular, KECU is a strong advocate of the local arts in Frankfort, proudly housing the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery within its main branch. The exterior of KECU is also home to four sculptures provided by the Josephine Sculpture Park. KECU was the 2014 Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year and nationally has received numerous Dora Maxwell Awards for community service.

        Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery - 100 Moore Dr • 502-564-5591 • Located in the lobby of KECU and curated by Broadstone Media, a variety of original art from local and regional artists is available for purchase

        Frankfort Public Art Tour - begins at 100 W Broadway • 502.554.9356 • Take a deeper look at Frankfort through its historic architecture, stained glass, sculptures, murals, and statues on the 20 stop Art Tour.

        Josephine Sculpture Park - 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd • 502.352.7082 • The park is FREE & open every day. Explore over 45 works of art created by artists from across the globe. Sculptures are hands-on.

        ArtWalk Frequently Asked Questions:

        How do I find ArtStops on the ArtWalk?

        Look for the BIG ORANGE FLAGS that designate each ArtStop. You can also find information about featured ArtStops and artists here on this webpage or on our Facebook page leading up to each 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 Be sure to thank them for supporting the arts in Frankfort!

        How can an artist participate in ArtWalk?

        If you are either an artist of a downtown venue wanting to become involved, click HERE for a guide on how to participate.