World-renowned artist Aaron Kizer to paint Kentucky Legend Pier

Mockup of the redesign on the Kentucky Legend Pier. Source: Kentucky Legend

Kentucky Legend, the Tri-State’s very own maker of America’s number-one selling boneless ham and sliced turkey, has partnered with Owensboro native and world-renowned artist Aaron Kizer to Kentucky Legend® Pier behind the Owensboro Convention Center a major facelift.

The pier is known for its great views of Owensboro’s blue bridge, weddings, live music performances, and other events.

And soon a massive, large scale painting will only add to its charm.

Kizer will spend six to ten days, depending on the weather, to create an original artwork that will measure more than 2,000 square feet—roughly equal to the floor plan of an average-sized American house. Kizer’s painting, which will replace the Kentucky Legend logo previously displayed on the pier, will feature his trademark street-art style with bold color choices and dynamic brushstrokes.

“I was born and raised in Owensboro. I find inspiration, joy, and love here. I’m honored and proud that Kentucky Legend and the city has given me an opportunity for my work to become a part of Owensboro. My goal is to attempt to make the city, Kentucky Legend, and the people of Owensboro proud of what they have played such a huge role in cultivating.” says Aaron Kizer.

Kentucky Legend is commissioning the artwork and donating it to the city.

“We’re thrilled to donate this artwork to the city of Owensboro,” says Brooklyn Maple, Brand Director for Kentucky Legend. “This project has been very exciting, and we’re grateful to the Owensboro Convention Center and Aaron Kizer for this opportunity to do something out of the ordinary for Kentucky Legend.”

“We absolutely love our partnership with Kentucky Legend these past few years with both the Kentucky Legend Café and the Kentucky Legend Pier. We look forward to working with them on more creative activations and events in the future,” says Laura Alexander, General Manager of the Owensboro Convention Center.

You’ll be able to see the artwork as soon as it’s done! There will be an unveiling ceremony of the redesigned Kentucky Legend Pier at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019.


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