Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is upon us! We hope that you have made your plans to attend
The Market this weekend, March 5 and 6, at the Lexington Convention Center. The days leading up to The Market
are always exciting and full of anticipation for us, and we’d like to share some news that makes us very
proud of this signature event.
Eight entities, either individuals or businesses, have committed to sponsoring purchase awards at
Kentucky Crafted: The Market. Participating businesses commit to purchasing or commissioning artwork
from a single artist, or multiple Kentucky artists, at The Market for a specified amount or more.
Those entities are:
- Berea College
- Fourshee Building Supply
- Friends of the Kentucky Arts Council
- Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- Parthenon LLC
- UK HealthCare Arts in HealthCare
Berea College’s purchase award will be spent on artists from the city of Berea.
This is the first time we’ve organized this effort at The Market, and it’s a unique way to encourage
business support for the arts in Kentucky. We thank each of the organizations for sponsoring a purchase award.
Join us for The Market this weekend and experience work by dozens of Kentucky Crafted artists, music on the
Kentucky Stage, hands-on activities, The Kentucky Gallery, “This is 50” art
exhibit, The Idea Gallery and food from Kentucky Proud exhibitors.
We’ll see you there!
Kentucky Gallery a new feature at
Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Visitors to Kentucky Crafted: The Market will have an additional area to shop in this year – The Kentucky Gallery.
Elizabethtown High School senior wins state Poetry Out Loud competition, advances to national
championship in May
Elizabethtown High School senior Naomi Cliett is Kentucky’s 2016 Poetry Out Loud state champion.
Kentucky Arts Council features Flatwoods actor-producer in March, April
Mitzi Sinnott of Flatwoods, has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for March and April.
More than just great art and
craft at Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Opportunities abound to experience art in its many forms at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, March 5-6 at the
Lexington Convention Center.
38 artists selected for 50th anniversary exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Works by 38 Kentucky artists will be part of “This is 50,” an exhibit celebrating the Kentucky Arts
Council’s 50th anniversary.
Deadline March 15 for Kentucky Arts
Council’s Teaching Artists Directory
Kentucky artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching
Artists Directory must apply by March 15.
Free shuttle service to Kentucky
Crafted: The Market on March 5
The Kentucky Arts Council will provide free shuttle service Saturday, March 5, to Kentucky
Crafted: The Market.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Kentucky Writers’ Day
Teaching Artists Directory
March 25 – Good Friday (arts council office closes at noon)
Cumberland Falls Storytelling
Festival March 11-12 at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Everyone likes to hear a good story. Make plans to hear some good stories at the Cumberland Falls
Storytelling Festival the weekend of March 11-12 at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
Kathie George workshop at John James Audubon State Park April 25–28
Intermediate and advanced artists looking for a new technique or to improve their creative skills may
want to consider a workshop led by a professional artist April 25-28 at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson.
Author Jim Shields to Sign new children’s book at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Just in time for the Easter season, Jim Shields, of Lexington, will sign copies of his new children’s
book “Welcome Baby Bunnies!” on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Fiber Artist Tonya Vance demonstrates felted Easter egg ornaments at Kentucky Artisan
Center at Berea
Tonya Vance, of Lexington, will demonstrate her wool felted Easter egg ornaments on Saturday,
March 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
'Great Impressions: Prints
by Kentucky Artisans' on exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
A new gallery exhibit “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans” opens March 5 at the
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 20 Kentucky printmakers.
Cornshuck Dolls created by Donna Smith at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Donna Smith, of Waco, will be creating her one-of-a-kind cornshuck dolls on Saturday, March 5, from
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Kentucky Artisan Center
announces new director
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Finley as the new
executive director of the Center. Starting in February, Finley has started to oversee and develop the
many facets that contribute to making the Center a great showcase for the arts for the state of Kentucky.