Showcasing the Arts


2016 Governor's Awards in the Arts:



Continuing the tradition of recognizing Kentuckians, businesses and arts organizations for outstanding contribution, achievement in and support of the arts, the Kentucky Arts Council is proud to recognize the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients.

A public ceremony recognizing the 2016 Governor's Awards in the Arts recipients was held October 21, at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

The 2016 recipients of the Commonwealth's most distinguished awards in the arts are:

Milner Award
Chester and Msiba Ann Grundy

Artist Award
Guy Gerard Kemper


Business Award
Owensboro Health


Education Award
Miles Osland


Folk Heritage Award
Hindman Dulcimer Project


Government Award
Kentucky Commission on the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Media Award
Paducah Life Magazine


National Award
Wendy Whelan

Louisville native


Page last updated: October 24, 2016
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