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Kentucky's Fine Art Secret

Jim Cantrell is a Bluegrass State treasurer, now the FIRST Kentucky artist chosen to create the... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Hodgenville, Kentucky
Local Artist - Promoting Fine Arts & Crafts

FAB in Bardstown KY was a delightful surprise. While visiting Bardstown for the day two of my... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Louisville, KY
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Nov 4, 2017
“Kentucky's Fine Art Secret”
Oct 14, 2017
“Local Artist - Promoting Fine Arts & Crafts”
Established in 1971. We may be the oldest private art gallery still in business in Kentucky. We primarily feature the original paintings in oil and watercolor by the renowned artist JIM CANTRELL. His work is in the permanent collections of nine...more
214 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1418
+1 502-348-6488
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Jim Cantrell is a Bluegrass State treasurer, now the FIRST Kentucky artist chosen to create the Kentucky Derby Poster for 2017. His talent is unbelievable, having kept a studio in Bardstown for decades. As well, the studio is a specialty "Thomas Merton" bookstore. Worth your...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

FAB in Bardstown KY was a delightful surprise. While visiting Bardstown for the day two of my friends and myself stopped in to see what this shop had to offer. This is a venue where artist can display their work. Wonderful arts and crafts galore....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Wife & I and friends visited Bardstown for the weekend. One of the highlights was the Art Gallery. Mostly local arts and crafts - excellent work! We'll be back

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I just had a second to stop in and it ended up being a lot longer. An artist that has their work displayed here also has to do their time behind the counter. So that was really neat meeting an artist and seeing her work....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I'm not much on spending too much on art, but this place had a few things that may interest a traveler. Worth the stop if you are in between places and want to see if you can add something to your collection.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great little co op gallery where there is something for everyone. I bought some darling earrings and a book and National Park patch for my grandson.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

A sign said to ring the doorbell, which I did not expect anyone to show up, but wow, ended up with a personal tour of the home and artists studio. It was so interesting to see how and where he worked and the process behind...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Jeannette C, Owner at Bardstown Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

Dear Angela, Thanks so much for such a kind review on TripAdvisor! Do come again when you are in the area. Jeannette Cantrell

Reviewed November 8, 2015

Bardstown's original, Jim Cantrell is a dynamic Artist who throughout the years continually creates beautiful works of Art! From oils, to watercolors, to ceramic to masterful detail of scale ship building, Jim is still doing it all! Stop by, his gracious wife, Jeannette will make...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed October 24, 2015

Renowned artist Jim Cantrell and his wonderful wife, Jeanette, have had their studio in Bardstown, KY for over 30 years. He has a beautiful selection of originals to buy in his studio.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 5, 2015

I visited the Art Gallery on the July 4th holiday. Not much going on in and around town but I did enjoy the art gallery.

Date of experience: July 2015
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