There's An Art To Exploring Georgetown

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There's An Art To Exploring Georgetown

Written by Dylan Marson 

Kentucky artistry can be found throughout Georgetown’s Historic streets, from its characteristic murals to the regional crafts found in its downtown shopping district but there’s so much more to be discovered just beneath the surface. Our local galleries and collections present art from the cutting edge to the historic masterpiece, painting a beautiful canvas of the creative minds in the heart of the Bluegrass. Here are 5 great art collections to visit in Georgetown, KY

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Hockensmith Fine Art Editions

John Stephen Hockensmith, known rock star of equine photography, features multiple professional artists throughout his gallery. In the heart of Historic Downtown Georgetown, visitors will discover a meticulously presented collection of inspiring photography and dynamic artistry. Just steps into the door and you will immediately notice that everything was put in place by someone who truly appreciates and understands their craft. Framed to perfection are countless scenes of the Kentucky landscape, horse racing, and imagery that seems to capture the very spirit of the Bluegrass.

Visit Hockensmith Fine Art Editions, Monday – Friday from 9am-5:30pm or Saturday 10am-4pm

Website: www.finearteditions.net | 
Phone: 502-863-2299

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Georgetown and Scott County Museum

Once Historic Downtown Georgetown’s iconic post office, this eye-catching landmark now serves to preserve the history and art of Georgetown and Scott County. While all manner of art can be found displayed here, a small collection of works in the middle of the main showroom highlights one of the most prominent artists of Georgetown’s early history. Edward Troye is known as 19th Century North America’s 1st important portrait and landscape artist and over his career he depicted nearly all of the distinguished racehorses of his era. Horse lovers will enjoy how his pieces show off the graceful splendor of our equine friends. Troye can be found today just minutes away, laid to rest in the Georgetown Cemetery.

Visit Georgetown and Scott County Museum,  Wednesday  – Saturday from 10am-4pm

Website: www.georgetownscottcountymuseum.com | Phone: 502-863-6201

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Meraki & Moon

A quirky and standout shop on the streets of Downtown Georgetown, Meraki & Moon is an enclave for local artwork, crafts and wellbeing. Upstairs past the wines and whimsical shopping, you’ll find yourself in an ever-evolving gallery of local artistry. From sculptures to paintings and photographs to prints, it’s hard to find a better spot to get a feel for the local scene. They also do workshops upstairs, so you can get your friends together to make some art of your own!

Visit Meraki & Moon,  Wednesday  – Saturday from 11am-5:30pm

Website: www.georgetownscottcountymuseum.com | Phone: 502-863-6201

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Bleubird Studio

A serene stay in small-town America, a place of wellness and yoga and a gallery featuring regional artists of the Bluegrass. You’d be forgiven for thinking you couldn’t find all of this in one place! Bleubird Studio provides a trinity of experiences and their gallery does a wonderful job of bringing local art to the forefront. Featuring sculptors, painters, photographers and more, each visit will greet you with a pleasant variety to quench your artistic palate.   

Visit Bleubird Studio,  Sunday – Saturday hours vary

Website: https://www.bleubirdstudio.com | Phone: 502-642-5125

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Georgetown College

The Jacobs Gallery, Cochenour Gallery, and the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Art Gallery make up the three showcases at Georgetown College. Here visitors will find works from across the state and around the world, dedicated to sharing quality works of visual art. The College also features an outdoor sculpture exhibition across campus. Visit The Galleries for free Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Visit The Galleries for free Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Website: https://www.georgetowncollege.edu/galleries | Phone: 502-863-8399

Author: Kathryn Witt

Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.







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