The Art Village was established in 2009 in Versailles, KY. Since that time we have grown by holding two or three art events every year. And we have been very happy to see the community responding positively. 2023 was our 15th annual Art in the Park event.
This year we tried and are trying some new ideas. The ideas are great and will help unite all the communities in Woodford County. Some of these ideas came from people in the arts, some came from people who enjoy art, and some came from the business community. This diversity says that Woodford County likes and supports the Arts.
We are always reaching out to the community and would like to have more input from all sectors of the community. If you have time to volunteer at any of our events, please contact us– firstname.lastname@example.org You do not have to be “an artist” to have ideas, skills, and the ability to help.
The five houses of our logo show how broadly we define and support ART.
We are The Art Village because all arts reside with all other arts.
The blue, orange, purple, and pink houses in our logo cover everything from traditional fine art to music to crafts to writing to sewing to cooking to visual imaging. The largest house in our logo, green, covers all of the ways clever, artistic people are using recycled material–a very modern and very needed art.
Our Mission Statement
The Mission of The Art Village, Inc is to support the community through arts inspiration, exhibitions and outreach. The Board of Directors of The Art Village has set forth a broad Vision for the organization that includes: *Providing a supportive and inspiring environment for the creation of art and the support of artists of all ages and abilities. * Encouraging a cultural and social gathering in the community. As a community-focused arts organization, we provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in creating and learning about art. Local and visiting artists exhibit a variety of media and techniques. Young artists gain exposure by displaying their work and learning about the business side of being an artist. The Art Village encourages art in the community by supporting Kentucky artists in various events. Such as Art in the Park where Kentucky artists showcase in a non-juried format and all forms of art and craft. Although our main goal is to support many different forms of art, we additionally encourage community involvement and participation. The Art Village sees art as an opportunity for various groups to work together for the benefit of the entire community.