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Sellersburg, IND: Art in Speed Park, a juried art fair with 100 of the finest artists in the region and beyond, will hold its 29th show August 24th and 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due in part to a rigorous jurying process, the show has a reputation for the high quality of original artwork. Artists represent a wide variety of mediums from clay, paint, jewelry, metal, leatherwork, and more.
Many artists in the show have been recognized on an international scale for their work. Jeaneen Barnharts signature equine designs have been chosen for official Kentucky Derby Festival promotional material such as posters and Woodford Reserve bottles. Her work has also been on television such as on HBOs Entourage and ABCs Body of Proof. Together with her twin sister, Doreen DeHart, Jeaneen designed this years Art in Speed Park t-shirt. Additionally, Art in Speed Park is the only art fair to purchase Barnharts work and she offers a special sale of original work exclusively for the show.
Musicians perform throughout the weekend both on the gazebo stage and walking throughout the park. Musical talent this year includes Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Robbie Bartlett, and Tyrone Cotton among others.
Art in Speed Park is also known for an exceptional variety of food and drinks. The art fair features both a wine and beer garden in the shade sponsored by Hubers Orchard and Winery and Donum Dei Brewery. Food trucks feature Maryland crab cakes, Graeters ice cream, elk burgers, and more.
A brand new childrens art area will be unveiled this year and children will have an opportunity to create their own works of art and have their faces painted. A recently remodeled playground is also centrally located in the park.
The art fair is free to attend. Sellersburg is just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, take I-65 to Exit 9, and follow the signs to the park. Free parking is available nearby.