• Artist Testimonial – Debbie & John Wiles

    • We do about 14 art shows a year; and I can tell you that this was the BEST one we have done in 2017. Our sales were awesome. Your advertising paid off, because the crowd was huge. I loved the lay out – the park is beautiful. You did a wonderful job planning this event. […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – PAULA HAYNES (Emerging Artist)

    • I thought the show was great. I was able to meet several artist who have been doing this for a long time and got some pointers. Thank you all for making this a good experience. I will come back next year. I believe the show was nicely laid out with a great variety of art […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – NANCY LAWREY (Emerging Artist)

    • Hello! I had a pretty good experience at the art festival as an emerging artist, meeting other artists, customers, and volunteers. I appreciated the free water, coffee, breakfast, and the sweet volunteers coming around to ask us if we needed breaks. – Nancy Lawrey

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  • Artist Testimonial – ROY LIVINGSTON (Emerging Artist)

    • My spot wasn’t on the main drag, but I could see it from where I was and the main drag seemed to get more traffic. That said, we still got traffic and I sold more than I thought I would, so I’m happy. People who saw my art on Saturday came back on Sunday and […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – ASHLEY MOORE (Emerging Artist)

    • My booth was on the outer end and it seemed like traffic never stopped.  Always had someone in my booth asking questions about my art. Had several buyers, mostly on the cheaper pieces ($65-125) which was awesome!  I had an amazing experience with this event and hope to do it again next year.  The location […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – SHARON CLARE (Emerging Artist)

    • I am an oil painter. I was on the tree avenue. Behind the slate rock oil lamps. I was very pleased. Sold 10 paintings and two more when I got home. Sharon Clare

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  • Artist Testimonial – RON FOX (Emerging Artist)

    • We had a great show and sold a ton of product.  Loved that the show staff was so supportive (bringing drinks, giving me a bathroom break before my wife arrived).  Really felt like everyone wanted all the artists to have a great show. The layout was wonderful.  We had lots of customers in our booth, […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – PAM STURM

    • It was well organized and fun for all ages, and the dogs too! I was surrounded by artists who traveled to a lot of shows every year. They were all concerned about it being a first year show but by the end seemed quite satisfied with the crowds, the organization and their sales. I would […]

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    Artist Testimonial – DOUG BRINK

    • Booth lay out. Awesome. The number of food trucks was perfect! No lines. In the end it was near perfect for us! thanks for all you did   -Doug and David

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    Artist Testimonial – CHRIS HARTSFIELD

    • Thanks for the email, and yes we agree the attendance was much more than we anticipated. Best, Chris

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    Artist Testimonial – DARYL COHEN

    • We thought you and your staff did an exceptional job for being the first year show. I could tell you guys put a lot of thought and planning into it. Have a good year and we will be back. – Daryl and Kevin

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    Artist Testimonial – ALI REZNIKOF (Silver Jewelry)

    • Hello Louis, What a wonderful event. You and your team did a great job for the first year. Overall it was a lovely show. The quality of art work was good. Being in the shade of the trees was nice. And we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Overall it was lovely for a first […]

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  • Artist Testimonial – CYNTHIA TEZNAR (Medium Category: glass/ glass sculpture)

    • You obviously did a heck of a job!  I do intend to apply next year (if you will have me), and will even ask for the same booth location as this year. – Cynthia Teznar

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    Artist Testimonial – MAGGIE WARD BIEDA (Jewelry)

    • The show was awesome! Setup was easy, the food vendors and coffee were great. Thanks, Maggie Ward Bieda

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  • Artist Testimonial – HEATHER CAMERON (Emerging Artist)

    • It was an excellent festival! The venue was perfect, the waterfront was lovely, all the art was superb, and I’ve heard from many that they had a wonderful time. The experience itself was infinitely rewarding. I learned much about my audience, marketing, and practical problem avoidance- mainly tips from other artists on booth setup, weighing […]

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    Artist Testimonial – MOE BONIN

    • It was a great venue. Fabulous location and fabulous people. Very professional!   – Moe Bonin

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  • Artist Tesimonial – DANIEL MADDOX

    • Our feedback is that this is a wonderful show! The set up was great for us. We loved that the booths were spread out a bit. This makes everything easier. The setup was very smooth and easy to get into. Also the parking was close by and that was really convenient for resupplying things. Breakfast […]

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    Artist Testimonials – DEBBIE & JOHN WILES

    • We do about 14 art shows a year; and I can tell you that this was the BEST one we have done in 2017.  Our sales were awesome.  Your advertising paid off, because the crowd was huge.  I loved the lay out – the park is beautiful.  You did a wonderful job planning this event.  […]

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    Big Four Arts Festival 2017 Awards

    • Best in Show – Winner of $500 Michael Brennan – Booth 412 2-Dimensional Jurors’ Choice – $250 Jeff Sheely – Booth 202 3-Dimensional Jurors’ Choice – $250 Bianca Gedeon – Booth 209 Merit Award – $150 Jonathan Rose – Booth 211 Best Presentation – $150 Chris Hartsfield – Booth 214 Best Emerging Artist – $150 […]

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  • Whiskey Bent Valley Boys at Big Four Bridge

    Music Schedule

    • Saturday

      • 10AM – Dave Cottrell
      • 11AM – Fresh Cut Grass
      • 12PM – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
      • 1PM – Willie McClean
      • 2PM – Tom Browning


      • 10AM – Dagnabbit
      • 11AM – MVP
      • 12PM – Robbie Bartlett
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    Big Four Arts Festival

    • 130 Nationally Juried Artist booths, Live Music Food Trucks, Upscale fair food, Art demos, hands on art for the kids and more right on the Big Four Bridge. Free trolley service to and from the fair from Sat 11-7 and Sunday 12-5 along a path to the 8 nearest parking lots. Saturday 12-2p Whiskey Bent […]

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    Featured Musical Artist – Dave Cottrell

    • David Cottrell is an accomplished magician and five-string banjo player / vocalist who has performed all over the world. In 2001, he performed for President Bush and Vice President Dick Chaney and has opened up for such notables as George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, and David Copperfield. He is a past winner of the Louisville Magic Club’s close-up / Parlor Magic Contest and in 2002 he received a Presidential Citation from the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his “contributions to the advancement of the art of magic.” He can perform close-up table magic (via David Blaine style) or a stage show that includes live animals. The show can be geared for children and / or adults. David’s show is very entertaining with lots of audience participation that includes amazing magic, blazing banjo and lots of comedy. This coupled with his easy going down-home style personality makes for a fun fille

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  • Whiskey Bent Valley Boys at Big Four Bridge

    Featured Musical Artist – The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

    • Hailing from the back woods of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Whiskey Bent Valley pays homage to their southern kin. Songs from the tobacco fields to the rivers, iron skillets to moonshine stills, upbeat and professional, this band possesses the skill to honor history and preserve the instruments, their style and every authentic nuance of the day. With their sense of fashion, from overalls to string ties, straw hats to silk vests, along with a turbo charged performance, their approach breathes fire into this vintage music.

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  • Big Four Bridge Arts Festival Opening Announcement

    • Big Four Bridge Arts Festival presents September 9th and 10th, 2017 an Arts Festival on the lawn overlooking the Ohio River. “Call for Artists” starts January 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance is on June 15th. This has been 3 years of planning to make this event a pleasant experience for all. […]

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