Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,
October is National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance
of culture in America. Traditionally, we celebrate the Governor’s Awards in the Arts during
this month, and we will do so again this year on Oct. 21 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. We would also like
to know what you are doing in your communities. Share those ideas and photos on our
As many of you know, we recently completed our move from Capital Plaza Tower to 1025 Capital Center Drive in Frankfort. We
are settling in to our new space and, in addition to the Governor’s Awards, we are looking forward to hosting
Master Class, Oct. 13.
It’s still not too late to register for
Master Class: A Learning Lab on Marketing Performances. This workshop is ideal
for individuals or groups who plan for, and present, live performance, including performing arts presenters,
park directors, festival organizers, Main Street managers, Trail Town participants, community groups and
organizations, librarians, civic organization leaders, event planners, college and university activity boards,
business leaders, government agencies and others.
The day will include performances by six acts from the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Artists Directory and
workshops on marketing and social media. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Grand
Theatre in Frankfort.
Registration is required.
Join us the following week for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts ceremony,
10 a.m., Oct. 21, at the Capitol Rotunda. The awards honor eight recipients for outstanding contribution,
achievement in and support of the arts. The ceremony is free and open to the public, as is the reception
that will follow on the Mezzanine. We invite you to come celebrate with us in Frankfort.
Free Business Development Workshop for Artists
Coming to Owensboro
Artists and other creative entrepreneurs in western Kentucky who are interested in accessing resources
to improve their business skills can do so at a free workshop presented by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Business Resources for the Creative Industry
Kentucky Master Class
Governor's Awards in the Arts ceremony
Teaching Art Together
Governor's Awards in the Arts nomination
Nov. 8 - Presidential Election
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
Nov. 24-25 - Thanksgiving
Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans
A new gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” runs through Feb. 25 at the Kentucky
Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists.
Lindsey Wilson College singers perform in
Capitol Rotunda and honored by Gov. Bevin
Gov. Matt Bevin paid tribute to the Lindsey Wilson College Singers Sept. 26 following
their performance in the Capitol Rotunda.