Posted on October 14, 2017
It all started 5 years ago. Artists in Cahoots celebrated its 30th anniversary by throwing a block party in Downtown Lexington. Weather was great. Fun was had by all.
In fact so much fun, that we all said: Let’s do this every year and celebrate “Arts of Lexington”.
Then it proceeded to rain for 3 years in a row. But that didn’t deter many folks, and we partied on!
Come 2017, weather is great. Artists and art abound.
Enjoy our pictorial journey – Celebrating the Arts – over the past 5 years. The first pics below are from our most recent September 29, 2017 event.
First the Man with the Plan: Greg Sandage, the person who expertly herds cats and makes the event happen.
2017 Arts of Lexington Block Party
The Rainy Years: 2014, 2015, 2016
The kick starter: Artists in Cahoots 30th Anniversary Block Party – 2013
Posted on December 1, 2016
Wanting to paint where the horizon is visible in all directions, Elizabeth hopped a train to Nebraska. She’d never been there before; she knew no one there. She just felt it was something she needed to do. A total change of scenery and inspiration, the antithesis of the Shenandoah Valley.
She headed to Great Britain where she sought a place for creative inspiration. She chose Cornwall, where she struggled to find her muse, but then it happened: a whole new style and a whole new feel. Amazing.
Elizabeth as a carny? Not expected, but the inspiration hit. She traveled with carnivals around Southwest Virginia. Camping where they camp and spending time capturing their sense of place.