Friday, May 31, 2024


Tales of the Traveling Tote

 Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway. 



Today, I want to take you along with me and Miss Courtney as I visit the Kentuck Art Center located in downtown Northport. Tuscaloosa and Northport are separated by the Black Warrior river, only minutes from my home.  The Kentuck campus features onsite galleries, artists' studios, workshops and a museum gallery shop with rotating exhibitions. The museum and offices are located in a community funded renovated building built in 1815. 

Miss Courtney and I enjoyed a stroll through the Gallery Shop while we were in the neighborhood. 

Local artist enjoy a free platform for engagement, healing, and a feeling of belonging for our community. I hope you enjoy your stroll. 

I am already planning another visit here to other exhibits and markets. 

The 53rd Kentuck Festival of the Arts will be held October 19-20. I can't wait, I only have to walk out my door and down the park trail next to my neighborhood.  With over 270 plus artists from around the country there will be something for everyone. 

Now for our Giveaway

As always, The Traveling Tote girls want to thank you for following along with our travel adventures. For a chance to win this darling MacKenzie-Childs tote just leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing. I will contact the winner for your mailing address. Thank you and good luck!


I hope you will visit my Tale of the Traveling Tote friends for more fun adventures.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
 Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet, Miss Square Peggy @ The Bookish Delettante
Jenna with Miss Coquille @ The Painted Apron
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home


Please join us for our next 

Tales of the Traveling Tote post and giveaway

September 1, 2024 



  1. I always enjoy your traveling in places I have not ventured to before. Thanks for the art tour!

  2. Your travels look like a lot of fun, you ladies inspire all of us to get out and have fun with our friends. I follow Jenna, the painted apron, today, June 1st is my 50th wedding anniversary so it would be a great day to win the traveling tote. It is also my daughter’s 23rd anniversary and my parents (deceased) 73rd anniversary. We have three generations married on June 1st…lots of memories.

  3. I adore that huge rabbit!! This art center has some fabulous pieces, I especially like the silver pieces! Thanks for sharing a piece of your local area with us!

  4. Hi Emily! I really enjoyed my stroll through Kentuck with you! Fabulous art, how nice to have this gallery so close to your home. I haven't been to an art show or a museum in forever! Thank you for hosting the giveaway this time, I have a tote like that one and it is so handy! I hope you and I can get together soon, it's been too long! Happy June~

  5. We don't have much in the art scene going on in our little town in coastal NC, so I loved seeing your photos! I love MacKenzie-Childs' products, although I don't own any. This tote looks so handy, like for taking books back to the library! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. Emily, this is a great resource so close. Loved seeing all the photos. I never knew! The October show sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing all these great photos. Gotta love the rabbit on the bench!!! Have a great summer, dear friend!

  7. Emily, I loved strolling through the art gallery. How nice for you it is very close to your home. Since I have won several TTT giveaways already I don't need to be considered for the giveaway. The winner will enjoy the "to go tote". Time is passing too quickly for me. I've missed some of your posts for a while because of travel, etc. Happy Summer! Bonnie@livingwiththanksgiving

  8. How nice that you are in walking distance to the exhibits and markets. I hope you'll share more photos of The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in October. That will be a beautiful time of the year for that type of event. And maybe do some Christmas shopping :-) Please give our best to Jim.

  9. Loved the exhibit- wish I lived closer so I could visit in person. Your tote looked at home there. Howland no space quilt at g no space mail dot no space com. I hope this works.

  10. I did enjoy my stroll seeing all the art work, Emily! I really loved that mosaic at the beginning. Can you imagine all that went into that piece??!! The giant rabbit made me smile. Happy June!

  11. Emily, thank you for taking me along to Kentuck with its fabulous art. I was unaware of this lovely museum. I should make plans for the October event! Happy June!

  12. Oh my goodness....I was so excited to run across these post. I am fascinated with the Traveling tote. how awesome!! Not only does this look fun, but how nice to make new friends and hope to meet them someday....Love It!!!

  13. Emily, such a treat to visit Kentuck and see all of that fabulous artwork. I envy you to be able to walk and see wonderful exhibits and shopping. I look forward to seeing the Kentuck Festival of the arts in October. Such a fun time of year. Happy June Emily.

  14. Thank You for sharing your visit to Kentuck.

  15. Lovely photos of Kentuck visit

  16. What a wonderful gallery! How delightful to have it so near to your home. I love the selection of art -- the colors are so vibrant, they just explode! I'd say it was a perfect outing for Miss Courtney! (I hope you came home with a treasure or two from the shop!)

  17. I haven't been to the Kentuck Festival in years! I really need to plan to visit this fall. We need to plan a luncheon in Tuscaloosa soon and visit the gallery. I would love that! :D Thanks for hosting the giveaway this quarter. I hope to see you soon! Happy summer!

  18. Emily, the Kentuck experience just proves there are things to do right at home, if we just take the time to participate. Then sharing is something I not only enjoy reading about, but become more aware that others may enjoy the experiences I participate in too, we just need to view things through the eyes of potential visitors! Thank you for sharing this!
    Happy June!

  19. Coucou Emily,
    quelle jolie découverte cette galerie, toutes les peintures et sculptures sont magnifiques, j'adore le gros lapin.
    Merci de ton partage, très belle semaine.

  20. Wow that is some amazing art and also some really funky art! I especially like those first three paintings - such color and movement! I admire the talent artists possess! So fun to be so close - just a stroll away. Have a wonderful summer. I am a little late getting around to everyone as Kirk's dad passed away this last week so we have been crazy with people coming in from out of town and the funeral lunch at our house. Things are settling down now.




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