• 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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* 12-2p Whiskey Bent Valley Boys | 2- 4p The Porch Possums  | 4-6p Janis Pruitt  | 6-8p Jim Dishman   *Sunday* 12-2p Dave Cottrell  | 2-4p Hound of the Buskervilles

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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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  • Hound of Buskervilles

    Featured Musical Artist – Hound of the Buskervilles

    • Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Hound of the Buskervilles is an acoustic jam-folk ensemble led by Marty Rosen and a group with an eclectic repertoire that draws on influences from throughout the English-speaking world. Hound of the Buskervilles will furnish tuneful folk music follies and pleasant sounds with an approach few w

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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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  • Jim Dishman

    Featured Musical Artist – Jim Dishman

    • Jim Dishman is from Monticello, Kentucky, near beautiful Lake Cumberland. Late in his teens he was influenced by the singer songwriter movement of the 70’s which led him on a musical journey that started with high profile shows in Louisville and led him to California playing venues in Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Orange County. Eventually he landed in Nashville to further pursue songwriting. There he played the Blue Bird Café, as well as other premier songwriter venues before moving back to California. He returned to Louisville in 1990, and has been a staple of laid-back riverside venues and can be found delivering his music most anywhere relaxing and comfortable good times are found.

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    Featured Musical Artist – Janis Pruitt

    • The soft, soulful and sultry voice of Janis Pruitt make her a favorite choice for great musical entertainment. From Rome, Georgia, by way of Nashville, Tennessee, Janis has raised the bar for singer/songwriters wherever she has landed. Whether it’s her artfully crafted original songs or her delightful covers, Janis delivers with feeling and style that has no match.

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