A group that includes Louisville artist Scott Scarboro has a project on Kickstarter.
And from the looks of things, you’d better hurry if you want to add your support because the project is nearly funded.
Scarboro & Co. are trying to raise $4,000, about one-third of the total cost of putting on the 2012 Good Folk Fest, the first GFF since 2009.
(Be sure to check out the video here to get the full scope of the project.)
From Scarboro’s email yesterday:
Just letting you know that the fund raising for Good Folk Fest ends this Saturday.
ANY help you can give in getting the word out about support would be helpful.
All levels of support are welcomed!
Good Folk Fest will be a three-day festival of contemporary folk art scheduled to take place from Nov. 2 through Nov. 4 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. in the California neighborhood.
Plans call for more than 80 visual artists and 24 performers to participate in the revival of the festival.
From the Kickstarter summary:
Good Folk Fest is an event where new materials and techniques merge with older traditions and take on the forms of art and music. The term folk has been around for a while and has been used to describe all kinds of art and music. In the context of this festival, We are celebrating those people who might come to mind when you hear the word folk but bringing attention to those who have similar esthetics and passions, bringing to light the parallels in thought processes, craft and creating. How has the modern age determined the materials we use to express ourselves? Do crafting traditions still exist and are they being handed down to future generations?
This year’s artist and musician list is still growing, but here’s a sample from years past… Daniel Johnston Bryan Cunningham Visionaries & Voices JJ Cobb The Smacks! Missionary Mary Proctor CM & Grace Kelly Laster Buddy Nutt John Haywood Mad Tea Party Chris Hubbard Julia Sisi Dan Torpey Emmy Houweling J. Marinelli Tad DeSanto Lori Brown Ultra Pulverize