Local artist to participate in arts festival

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Steve Flinchum of Elk Horn will participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall on Sept. 1 and 2 in downtown Frankfort.

More than 50 of the region's artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site. Admission is $3 daily.

Flinchum grew up on a sixth-generation farm in Taylor County, and after trying out career choices as diverse as a blackjack dealer and oil rigger, he returned to the farm in Elk Horn to establish a wood turning studio.

He uses local woods such as oak and poplar to fashion items such as lap desks, pocket watches and pens. He has taught wood turning to children and adults alike, and is a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

Also at the festival will be live music, children's art, open houses at Liberty Hall and the adjacent Orlando Brown House, food vendors and downtown Frankfort events.

For more information, call (502) 227-256 or visit artinthegardensatlibertyhall.org.