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2017 Governor's Awards in the Arts:
Business Award



Louisville, Ky.



Kroger-Louisville Division The Kroger Company

When Kroger opened up the new location on Euclid Avenue in Lexington, complete with murals created by Lexington artists, the grocery chain’s CEO Rodney McMullen, at the unveiling ceremony, leaned over to Ken Pray, Kroger’s director of store design, and asked “Why aren’t we doing this in all our stores?”

That question started a mission.

Kroger’s public murals began in 2014 when, from 50 submitted proposals, Kroger selected three artists to create one exterior and two interior murals to grace the newly opened Euclid Kroger location. For the project, Kroger committed $45,000 – $25,000 for the exterior mural and $10,000 each for the interior murals.

The mural projects are a collaborative effort between Kroger and LexArts and Louisville Visual Arts, which puts out the call to artists for submissions. Since 2014, Kroger has commissioned more than 100 murals in its stores across the country, including 30 in Kentucky.

Kroger operates over 100 food stores and 3 manufacturing plants in Kentucky which employ a workforce of more than 17,000 associates.








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