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Adair County Adair County KY


Art and Craft Supplies


Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Historical Music Recordings

Oral Histories

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects


Adair County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file

Architecture back to top

Adair County CourthousePhotos
500 Public Sq.
Columbia, KY
Architecture: Gothic
Archeological Site 15 Ad 33 Photos
Columbia vicinity, KY
Architecture: Prehistoric

Archeological Site 15 Ad 36Photos
Glens Fork vicinity, KY
Architecture: Aboriginal
Archeological Site 15 Ad 54Photos
Columbia vicinity, KY
Architecture: Prehistoric

Field, John, House Photos
111 E. Fortune St.
Columbia, KY
Architecture: Federal

Gaither, Dr. Nathan, House Photos 100 S. High St.
Columbia, KY
Architecture: Federal

The Giles HousePhotos
Log Home Restoration and Preservation of Kentucky Authors Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles by the
Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Society

302 Spout Springs Rd.
Knifley vicinity, KY
Architecture: Log House

Trabue, Daniel, House Photos
299 Jamestown St.
Columbia, KY
Architecture: NA

Zion Meetinghouse and SchoolPhotos
SE of Columbia on KY 55
olumbia, KY
Architecture: Religious

Lindsey Wilson College John B. Begley Chapel Designed by architect E. Fay Jones
For more info email or call (270) 384-8400

Art and Craft Supplies back to top

Cane Valley Creations Arts and crafts supplies
291 Cane Valley Rd
Columbia, KY 42728

Bluegrass Hobbies Off-Road R/C hobby and model supplies
Supplies include airbrushes
274 Lampton Ln
Columbia, KY 42728

Artists back to top

Henrietta Scott listed on City of Columbia Website

David C. Waltz980 G. Taylor Road
Columbia, KY 42728
Ceramic and stoneware pottery including sculptured vases, pitchers and goblets, soup tureens and bowls, bird baths, garden gods, figurines, platters, teapots, and torsos

Henrietta and Jeffrey ScottArtists and Owners of Highland Raku Studio
7917 Burkesville Rd.
Columbia, KY 42728

Arts Instruction back to top

Adair County Schools District Web Page

Adair County Elementary

Col. Wm. Casey Elementary
Mrs. Linda Lewis, Art teacher

Mark Rooks, Art teacher Adair County High

National Art Honors Society, sponsor Debra Wimmer
Debra Wimmer, Arts Teacher
Joanne Held, Arts and Humanities Teacher
Art Department Link, courses offered include Art I, Art II,
Advanced Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Helping Hands Art, Computer Graphics, and Arts and Humanities

Lindsey Wilson College210 Lindsey Wilson Street,
Columbia, KY  42728
(270) 384-2126
Fax: 270-384-8200
Provides Bachelor and Associate of Art Degrees in (Visual) Art
Art Faculty includes: Lori Sargent, Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Email or (270) 384-8130
Tim Smith, Professor of Art
Email or (270) 384-8079

Arts Organizations back to top

Display and Selling Venues back to top

Columbia, Kentucky City Hall

Sells watercolor courthouse prints by local artist Henrietta Scott

Official Site of the Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Society

The Giles Society
PO Box 932
Columbia, KY 42728Sells products such as Christmas Ornaments, paperweights, decorative plates, and paintings
of the Giles House
Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Society also hosts an annual Arts and Crafts Fair the first Saturday in October, featuring artwork, crafts, basket making, woodworking, chair making, and ceramics

Lucretia Begley Art Gallery On the Lindsey Wilson College Campus
Exhibits change frequently

In the 1816 Home of Col. William and Jane Casey
1081 Edmonton Road (Hwy 80 West)
Columbia, KY 42728

The Heart’s Image

David C. Waltz, artist
980 G. Taylor Road (about 7 miles west of Columbia in Gradyville)
Columbia, KY 42728
Cell: 270-250-8518

Artists and Owners, Henrietta and Jeffrey Scott
Fine art gallery featuring regional artists and working studio
Showcases many area artisans
Arts include Raku pottery, hand-blown glass, paintings, jewelry, baskets, woodcrafts
2917 Burkesville Rd.
Columbia, KY  42728

Margie’s Custom Cedar Projects Customized Cedar Furniture
Products range form dining tables to Hobby Horses and toys
Knifely—north near Holmes Bend
Columbia, KY 42728

Bradshaw and Son Oak Furniture Handcrafted furniture
Highway 55 South in Glens Fork

Old Craftsman Furniture and Cabinet ShopHandcrafted furniture and cabinetry
3511 Holmes Bend Road
144 Public Square, 807 Jamestown St. and 124 North Reed Street
Columbia, KY 42728
Fax: 270-385-9590

Ted Caldwell
1983 Sanders Ridge Road
Columbia, KY 42728
Innovative Colours IncEmbroidery and marching band flags
821 Campbellsville Rd
Columbia, KY 42728

Arts and crafts supplies
291 Cane Valley Rd
Columbia, KY 42728

Adair County Fair

Columbia, KY
Features Home Interior/Crafts as well as Youth Exhibits
Greg Thomas at 270-378-1885
Terry Harvey at 270-378-1181
Jennifer Carter at 270-250-1330

Downtown Days Folklore of the Ol’ West Festival

Columbia, KY
Venue for arts and crafts booths
Rhonda Loy at 270-384-2501
Gina Campbell at 270-385-9710

Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast Decorated throughout with artworks and prints
270-378-6243 or 270-634-0694
Magnolia House B & B
307 Merchant Street
Columbia, KY 42728

General Resources back to top

The Adair Progress Online, local news

City of Columbia, Kentucky

Columbia Magazine
Online news

Historical Music Recordings back to top

Lost Indian,” fiddle tune played by Noble Page, recorded by Bruce Greene on 11-24-75, Bruce Greene Collection SAA90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Wabash Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by Noble Page, recorded by Bruce Greene on 11-24-75, Bruce Greene Collection SAA90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Oral Histories back to top

Documented the history of Kentucky's 120 counties (see Collection Number 18-20 and Appendix 1). These feature a range of topics and were recorded between 1976 and 1981. The interviews cover the period between 1900 and 1981. Eastern Kentucky University is the repository for the interviews from Adair County.  For a listing of these interviews, see the Eastern Kentucky Oral History Collection

History students conducted interviews between 1978-1990 that cover the period between 1900 and 1990. The materials collected include videotapes and photographs. There are edited transcripts for 30% of the collection. For featured topics, see the Kentucky Oral History Commission's guide to this collection.

Public Art back to top

Colonel Frank Lane Wolford Memorial Located in Columbia City Cemetery
Designed by Lindsey Wilson College art professor Tim Smith and students Kari Wheeler and Brandon Ulland
Funded by “Arts Builds Community Grants” from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Appalachian College Association, the Columbia City Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and many other Adair County organizations and individuals

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Arts Build Communities Grant

2005-Awarded to the Columbia Adair County Tourism Commission for $5,000 to promote community development, support activities that reflect Kentucky heritage, plan family oriented cultural events, and provide hospitality training for businesses. Also is working with seven artists to construct a public memorial sculpture that commemorates Colonel Wolford and his cavalrymen who defended that area in Kentucky during the Civil War
Contact: Sue C. Stivers, Director at Columbia-Adair Tourism











Last Updated on January 7, 2012