The two friends met 16 years ago as students at Berea College. After years of working out of tiny spaces at their homes Wheat’s studio was a built-in closet they put their heads together to find a place and decided to give it a go.
“We’re super-pleased to have legroom,” said Wheat of their new studio, just off Leestown Road, where they create and sell their work. “It’s awesome to be friends with someone that long and do what you’ve dreamed about for years.”
Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Wheat and Barrick occasionally close up shop to exhibit at special events, such as Market 301 and Mayfest. For updates and more information, check out Thoroughfare Studios on Instagram and Facebook, or email Thoroughfarestudios@gmail.com.
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▪ Living Creatively, an artist pop-up shop, is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street. A cocktail reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The shop will feature local artists: Barbara Begley, Amy Barrick of Mudroot Pottery, Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative, Cricket Press, dRock Press, Kara Hansel, Elizabeth Foley, Melissa Oesch, Jenni Phillips, and Rebecca Wheat of Lily of the Valley Jewelry.
▪ More than 80 exhibitors, garden and landscape displays, jewelry, rugs, home decor and more will be featured at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s Antiques & Garden Show March 4 through 6 at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Parkway.
Daily events will include complimentary lectures, an a la carte cafe, a silent auction, bar service and the Kentucky Treasures exhibit.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Show tickets are $20 daily, $35 for run of show.
Get a first look at the offerings at the gala preview party, 6 to 9 p.m. March 3. Admission is $150, $95 for ages 35 and younger, and it includes a run-of-show ticket. Reservations are required. Call 859-253-0362.
▪ The Keeneland Shop Spring Warehouse Sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Keeneland’s Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Road. Save 75 percent on all overstock accessories and tableware, and apparel for men, women and children.
Enter at Gate 1 and follow the signs to the Keeneland Entertainment Center, next to the Keeneland Library.
▪ More than 200 pairs of eyeglasses will be available for order during an Eyebobs trunk show Thursday through Sunday at Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone. Glasses are available in readers, sunreaders and polarized sunglasses. Frames also can be converted to prescription eyewear.
On Thursday, company representative Laurie Lendon will be there to help shoppers find the perfect shapes and colors for your face. Frames can be used for regular prescription glasses.
▪ The Versailles Merchants Association presents its annual fundraiser, A Unique Taste of Woodford, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, February at St. Leo Parish Hall, 295 Huntertown Road in Versailles. Sample food and drink from local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries and distillery in Woodford County. The evening will include silent and live auctions, live music by The Twiggenbury’s, a cash bar and door prizes. Admission is $50. Information: 859-873-7465 or 859-879-8080.