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Kentucky Folk Art Center

102 West First Street

The Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University is one of Kentucky’s special places. Located in the historic Union Grocery, the Center offers much more than a typical museum experience. KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art. Dozens of works from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the center’s first floor gallery. Upon viewing folk art for the first time, many are attracted to its whimsical attributes, and we should take joy in these works as the artists intended. But in many instances, the art that you see on the walls at KFAC was born out of hard times. The works displayed here stand as a document of and testament to the concerns, courage, and convictions of the common man.

In the second floor gallery, the Center presents several new changing exhibits each year, which can feature folk art, fine art, textiles, photography, and historical content. KFAC also boasts one of the best gift shops in the region, offering original folk art, crafts, jewelry, books, toys, housewares and much more.

Each year KFAC hosts or sponsors regular cultural events and activities, like A Day in the Country folk art fair held on the first Saturday of June and the Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair held on the first Saturday of December. For a complete schedule of upcoming events and exhibition openings please call or visit our web site.

The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a cultural, educational and economic development service of Morehead State University.


Melanie Reis

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Very interesting, local artists. Nice permanent collection. They switch out the permanent collection periodically so you could go back a couple times a year and see different things. This is a great representation of Appalachian folk art.

Joumana Page

Saturday, June 23, 2018
We stopped here because we were on a long road trip and looking for any excuse to stretch our legs. Some of the art work was really wild. Many different styles and mediums are represented. Definitely worth a stop. There weren't many other visitors, only one other couple, besides me and my two kids, probably because it's in a pretty nondescript building. It's not huge but if you appreciate folk art it can be a good 2-3 hours worth of looking.

Faulkner Zebadiah

Friday, March 30, 2018
Absolutely adore the Kentucky Folk Art Center. Spent maybe an hour here and got to see some amazing pieces. If you enjoy folk art, this is the place to be!

Ted Crowder

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
This is an awesome little museum showcasing quirky art pieces. Loved the rocking chairs. They also have a nice little store with loads of Kentucky gear.

Jerry Kathy Worcester

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Interesting place. I especially liked the wood carvings. Some really cool carved walking sticks.

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