First Annual Art Car Weekend 2002


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2002 Art Car Weekend

The public helps create an art van out of the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation's van.




Chris Hubbard's 

"Heaven and Hell" car.




Danny Hoskinson makes art out of buckets for his "Bucket Truck".




CM and Kelly Laster's "The Laster Blaster Holy Rockin Roller".




Food car by Paula Cundiff & Kelly Riska. 




"Big Lizard" by William Brandon.




"The Metal Car" by Joe Werth.





Spy Van by Brian Smith.




The Squallis Puppeteers entertain the parade crowd.







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Artist Scott Scarboro and Lily Welch after working hard on the KACf art van. 

Scott led the Saturday morning hands-on workshop.




2002 Art Car Weekend 

The Speed Art Museum and  

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation  

Hosted The 2002 Annual Art Car Weekend

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation and The Speed Art Museum hosted two days of homegrown art on March 15-16, 2002 to celebrate the concurrent exhibits of folk art, A Bountiful Plenty from the Shelburne Museum: Folk Art Traditions in America at the Speed and Kentucky Folk Art of the 21st Century at the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation.  The events included  Art Cars from around the region, large puppets and creative bicycles.

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation hosted the Art Cars in front of the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation Gallery, located at 609 West Main Street, as part of a pedestrian exhibit and opening reception on March 15, beginning at 3:00pm. Artwork and souvenirs from the art car artists were on hand during the event. Participating artists include art car enthusiasts such as Butch Anthony, Claudia Boyle, Jimmy Gordon, Elaine Holthaus, Danny Hoskinson, Chris Hubbard, Scott Scarboro, Brian Smith, Julian Stock and Joe Werth.

On Saturday, March 16, the Art Cars were on display in front of the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation Gallery from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a hands-on art car workshop and demonstration with Scott Scarboro. Bluegrass music keept the crowd energized as they participated  in the festivities. At 11 a.m. the cars left the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery in a parade fashion and proceed down Sixth Street stopping at Central Park in the Old Louisville neighborhood. Squallis Puppets then invited families to join the parade. The route began at Magnolia and Third Street at 11:15 a.m. and proceed down Third Street arriving at The Speed Museum at 12 p.m. The cars were on view outside the museum until 3 p.m. Harold Mitchell, the Junk Genius,conducted an art car hands-on activity outside. Inside the museum, the Juggernaut Jug Band and their special brand of down home folk music at 1 p.m. Artists Christy Stahl and Carrie Christensen led hands-on activities on the Sculpture Court and the Art Sparks workshop from 12-3:30 p.m. There were also special music tours led by Joe Hanna at 12 and 2 p.m.

For those who were interested in seeing both folk exhibits a shuttle was available to transport visitors between the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation gallery and the Speed Art Museum. 

About the Speed Art Museum

Founded in 1927, The Speed Art Museum has over 13,000 pieces in its collection spanning 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art.  The Museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting; 18th century French art; Renaissance and Baroque tapestries; and significant holdings of contemporary painting and sculpture.  African and Native American works are also represented in the Museum’s collection. “Passport to the Speed,” an audio-guide of selected works in the permanent collection, is available for a rental fee of $3 at the museum’s Welcome Center.

The Speed Art Museum is located at 2035 South Third Street in Louisville.  Other features of the museum include a hands-on Art Learning Center for families, a café and gift shop.  Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The museum is closed on Mondays.  For general information, call (502) 634-2700 or visit the web:

About the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art and craft heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft artists and education of the public.  It supports over 400 artists and educates over 47,000 school children every year. The Foundation is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.  The Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00am-4:00 pm, or by appointment. For more information, please call                  (502) 589-0102. 

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