Arts, Cultural & Historical

Craft Artisan

Come to Perry County Kentucky to find treasures in our arts and crafts by local artisans.

Appalachian Artisan Center
www.artisancenter.net

Art of the Mountains is a regional arts council made up of artisans and crafters from eastern Kentucky. Art of the Mountains meets each month on the second Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Perry County Extension Office.  Any artist or crafter is welcome to attend and to join.  Dues are $5.00 per member annually.  In order to participate in Art of the Mountains sponsored sales events, one must be an active member of Art of the Mountains.

Art of the Mountains sponsors Springtime at the Cabin usually held in late April or early May and Christmas at the Cabin in November. These events allow Art of the Mountains members to sell their items. Art of the Mountains also supports Summer in the Park (Hazard) and the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair held each year in Somerset the last weekend in June. Members also have art shows throughout the year at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman and at the Perry County Public Library.

A major project that Art of the Mountains is working on now - and planning to finalize - is the Quilt Project. We have approximately 40 4’ x 4’quilt blocks that have been painted and are up throughout the region. 

Perry County Quilt Trail - Download details and map...

Forum/Hal Rogers Center
101 Bulldog Lane, Hazard, KY 41701
800 seat auditorium, building also home to the Rural Law Enforcement Technology
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Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series
800-246-7521, exts. 73067 or 73070 | 606-487-3067 | 606-487-3070
Performing Arts productions including: Plays, Concerts, Dance and Poetry
www.hazardperformingarts.com

 

Cultural & Heritage

Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
606-439-4325
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. Thus, the Bobby Davis Memorial Park was deeded to the City of Hazard on July 1, 1946. A library also operated on the museum’s grounds from 1947 until 1967. In 1983, Mr. Davis began work to establish a museum on the park’s site, which was dedicated one year later during the Black Gold Festival. The museum, established in 1983, houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contribute to the park’s serene atmosphere. The park is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

 

Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
606-398-7382
300 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, KY 41721
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9:00am-5:00pm daily.

Homeplace Clinic
606-378-2131
238 Willie Fay Dr., Hazard, KY 41701
Large two-story log cabin built in 1930, community center and scenic grounds.

Leatherwood, KYLeatherwood Memorial Park and Recreation Area and Brashearville/Battle of Leatherwood Site
606-675-6741
526 Blue Goose Hollow Rd., Cornettsville, KY 41731
Civil War re-enactment held in October, includes a reconstructed community.

Peace Garden
North Main St., Hazard, KY 41701