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Dan Click
· July 30, 2017
An amazing resource for artists and arts organizations...always a pleasure working with the wonderful staff and so many programming opportunities.
Nancy Bealmear Adams
· February 1, 2018
The Kentucky Arts Council provides support and resources to Arts and Humanities teachers statewide! I cannot thank this organization enough.
Connie Hicks Hunt
· April 22, 2017
Ky Arts Council is great at showcasing all their amazing artists. The Ky Crafted Market is awesome. Thank you for all your hard work.
Cathy Wilde
· October 13, 2016
These folks do so much to help the arts in Kentucky. We are lucky to have such a smart, talented, and dedicated group working to enrich Kentuckians' lives! �
Dennis J Shaffner
· July 5, 2016
Supporting the artisans of the commonwealth for decades. Visit KMACmuseum.
Heath Eric
November 29, 2012
ATTENTION Eastern Kentucky / West Virginia Friends & Fans!!!

New Year's Eve Concert Announcement!...
An Evening with Heath Eric & Molly G
December 31, 2012
Carter Caves State Resort Park LODGE
Olive HIll, KY

Affordable overnight packages available that include: Dinner, Show, Snacks, and Lodging. More details TBA.

(606) 286-4411 / for more information & reservations.

We'll see YOU at the show as we celebrate the beginning of a NEW YEAR, surrounded by the magnificence of Carter Caves! Hey, maybe we'll all get snowed in... :)
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Andee Rudloff
· March 7, 2015
Experiencing Kentucky's creative industries for 50 years...thank you KAC!
Marianna McDonald
November 23, 2011
Support your local artists and find great resources about the arts at Kentucky Arts Council
Karen Mitchell LaBach
· April 3, 2014
Great organization!
Brian A Taylor
February 17, 2012
Boone Creek Creamery will be doing the Market, come visit BOOTH 433
Nothing complements the Kentucky Derby better than Kentucky artists! Sixteen Kentucky Crafted artists will be participating in the Governor’s Derby Celebration this Saturday in downtown Frankfort from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Look for the tents in front of the Old Capitol and check out the Derby blankets painted by students from all over the Commonwealth! #kyarts50 #kyderby #kycrafted
Don't miss out on the Governor's Derby Celebration in downtown Frankfort on Saturday, May 7! We have 16 #KyCrafted artists signed up to offer their work for purchase and you just can't miss this year's batch of Derby Blankets painted by Kentucky students! #KyDerby
And our winner for this year's Kentucky Poetry Out Loud State Finals is Haley Bryan of Grant County Schools (KY)! Congratulations! She's on to nationals in DC! #iampoetryoutloud #pol15

Leaders from Kentucky arts organizations meet with Rep. Dennis Keene on Arts Day in Kentucky, Feb. 20.

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Representative Dennis Keene

Great meeting with Kentucky Arts Council representatives today in Frankfort.

Check out this inaugural initiative by Goodwill. A unique opportunity for ALL Kentucky artists! Deadline for submission is March 15. For more details about this opportunity, click the link below.


Meet Beattyville blacksmith Brad Holman. Brad is one of seven artists who will be making their first appearance at The Kentucky Crafted Market. Here's what he has to say about his work: "Most of my work is created using traditional forging techniques to create original and functional pieces. I enjoy using traditional joinery in my work as much as possible."

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Meet Louisville fiber artist Kim Mahlbacher. Kim is one of seven artists who will be making their first appearance at The Kentucky Crafted Market. Here's what she has to say about her work: "My sculptures are uniquely poseable, allowing the buyer the fun of their own creative touch. My work encompasses woodland creatures, faeries, wild and domestic animals, gentle Nativities and botanical. Each piece captures a whimsical joy-filled spirit where the buyer will find a gentle smile, a mischievous wink or perhaps even the unbridled imagination of remembered childhood dreams."

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Congratulations to Lexington artist Garrett Hansen, one of the nine state fellowship artists recognized by South Arts. In addition to receiving a $5,000 South Arts State Fellowship, Garrett is in the running for the Southern Prize, a $25,000 fellowship funded by South Arts. #SouthArts #kyarts

Announcing the 2018 State Fellows! These nine artists were selected from approximately 700 applicants, and each will receive a $5,000 award. They are now in com...petition for the Southern Prize - an additional $25,000 and a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences.

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Please join us in celebrating the 2018 Southern Prize and State Fellows!

Check out the latest edition of Arts E-News! #kyarts

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$135,000 going to Kentucky organizations! #kyarts

Children explore the Musical Instrument Museum's Experience Gallery, an interactive space where visitors are free to play many of the instruments displayed around the museum. Photo courtesy of the Musical Instrument Museum

The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event for Kentucky Crafted artists to display and sell their work to a broad base of retail shoppers and wholesale buyers. Nearly 200 Kentucky Crafted and selected out-of-state artists will be represented at The Market. You can also enjoy live performances of Americana, bluegrass and world music on the Kentucky Stage, as well as specialty food products from Kentucky Proud food vendors.

Mar 2 - Mar 4Kentucky Exposition CenterLouisville, KY
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How about a tribute to an American classic this morning?

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That Rhapsody in Blue gliss, but FOUR times more amazing 👏👏

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Enjoy live music—Americana, Celtic, indie, string band, blues, world and more— on the Kentucky Stage, all performed by some of the Commonwealth’s most exciting musicians. The Kentucky Stage features multi-talented artists from the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Artists Directory. Performers will have CDs available for purchase—take the music home with you.

Here are messages of thanks and acceptance from recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, which were handed out Feb. 2 at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort. More messages …

The Governor's Awards in the Arts recipients pose with Gov. Bevin following the awards ceremony Feb. 2.

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