WOODSONGS ARTIST PICNIC is a fun creative gathering for artists, painters, poets, songwriters and authors. It is as a one day gathering in your hometown that starts with a dessert meet-and-greet, everybody works at their craft all day and then there is a pot-luck dinner, concert, poetry reading and display of the art created.

Let’s spread these to different regions around the country!

IF YOU WANT TO HOST A HOMETOWN WOODSONGS ARTIST PICNIC of your own, email Madison at and she will help you. Or, visit our HOST page CLICK HERE

PAINTERS: Bring your canvas or sketch pad, your easel and your paints and spend the day creating your masterpiece.

POETS: Go off to a quiet place and contemplate your deepest feelings and create your epic missive

WRITERS & AUTHORS: We honor your craft, whether you are published or not. Sit under a tree and write the short story that will change culture as we know it.

SONGWRITERS: Bring your instrument, pen your lyrics and write your song.

After an afternoon of community and creating – that evening we have a potluck when the poets recite their poetry, the artists display their paintings, the authors read their short stories and the songwriters perform their new compositions. I see it as a way of bringing the community of artisans together to share creative energy but even most important to build a cohesive way to energize mutual encouragement.

The events are FREE to the participating artists and FREE to the Hosts. If you would like an invitation, email the host below. Include your contact information and which discipline to work at – painter, poet, author or songwriter.


SUN AUG 7 – WOODSONGS ARTIST GATHERING of Louisville, KY hosted by Lee Pennington and Ron Whitehead, info

SUN AUG 14 – WOODSONGS ARTIST GATHERING of Lexington, KY hosted by Kate Savage and Michael Johnathon, info

SUN AUG 21 – WOODSONGS ARTIST GATHERING of Milford, OH hosted by Shelly West and Richard Rice, info

SUN SEPT 11 – WOODSONGS ARTIST GATHERING of Paris, KY hosted by Ralph Quillan and Mary Lovell, info

It can be as big or small as you want .. 2-3 of each discipline or more for the day, all together creating and sharing. Most events will start at 1PM and conclude about suppertime

Look … it’s hard enough to be an artist … so let’s all be miserable together and have a good time 🙂