Community Partners

Photo Credit: L. Allen Brewer (CC BY 2.0)

With a community this talented, we knew we would never be able to pull off an arts festival without the support and collaboration of the many arts entities across Bowling Green. Some have members who are participating, some have donated their time, some are opening their doors freely and willingly, while others have simply encouraged us every step of the way.

We are truly thankful for the following community partners!

Participating Partners

This group of partners will be OPEN and participating in WSAF activities on Saturday, April 22:

Pushin Building Artists’ Studios
400 E. Main Avenue — 10a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday
Make plans to stop by this cooperative studio while near Fountain Square Park during the WSAF for an open house-style event. Artists-in-action will include Angie Alexieff, Myra Dwyer, Julie Ellis, Laura McGee, and Terry Wilson. The studio entrance is located in the back of the Pushin Building beside Ridley Roasthouse Coffee Company on College Street.

Alice Gatewood Waddell — Home Studio
513 E. Main Avenue — 10a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday
WSAF is honored to have Gatewood-Waddell, one of Kentucky’s most esteemed visual artists, sharing her home studio and gallery with patrons! Admire her works including paintings, mixed media and jewelry, plus potentially partake in a group art project while engaging with this talented and charismatic artist. The studio entrance is located behind Meltdown Ice Cream along Main Ave.

Johnai Lerner — CONi OPPO Studio & Gallery
511 E. Main Avenue, 3rd floor — 10a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday
Just a few flights up, visit with artist Johnai Lerner in his studio and gallery to see his original pieces in oils and acrylics.

SoKY Marketplace
636 Center Street — 8a.m.-1p.m. on Saturday
It’s no coincidence that WSAF is the same day as the season opener of the SoKY Marketplace Pavilion! Shop from local farmers and producers while enjoying live entertainment, inflatables, food trucks and more.

Warren County Lisa Rice Library
1225 State Street — 9a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday
The main branch of the WCPL is featuring a special Visual Arts display just for WSAF in addition to being the literary arts haven it is everyday.

WKU Hardin Planetarium
1501 State Street — 10a.m.-4p.m. on Saturday; 2pm on Sunday
Enjoy the fusion of art and science with free planetarium showings of ‘Musica’ at the top of each hour as well as activities featuring the Fibonacci Sequence in the exhibit area. Then catch the current show, ‘MoonBeings,’ on Sunday afternoon.

White Squirrel Brewery
302 State Street — 12p.m.-9p.m. on Saturday
After taking over their new space earlier this spring, this reimagined brewery is simply taking a tad longer than anticipated, but White Squirrel beer will be pouring! This soft launch will feature 4 beers for tasting, including Jalapeño Kolsch, and a couple of BG’s most popular food trucks.

Supporting Partners

Artworks, Inc.

Capitol Arts Center

City of Bowling Green

SKy Science Festival

Southern KY Performing Arts Center