Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council announces Kentucky Crafted Retailers for 2015

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Crafted brand of the Kentucky Arts Council continues to grow its marketing reach into other states, adding two more out-of-state businesses to its growing roster of gift shops and galleries officially designated as Kentucky Crafted Retailers.

Among the nine new businesses added to the program this year are Gallery Augusta in Augusta, Missouri; and Gallery on the Alley in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Kentucky Crafted Retailers represent a broad range of retail venues and galleries that have made significant purchases at Kentucky Crafted: The Market and actively promote the Kentucky Crafted brand. Retailers can be found in 15 cities in Kentucky as well as locations in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

“The Kentucky Crafted brand has always represented quality in Kentucky, and it is encouraging that more retailers outside of Kentucky are taking notice,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “We welcome retailers, both in Kentucky and outside our state, to bring that quality to their customers.”

Here are the nine new businesses that have been added to the Kentucky Crafted Retailer directory:

  • Boutique Unique; Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Rough River Dam State Park; Falls of Rough, Kentucky
  • Gallery Augusta; Augusta, Missouri
  • Gallery on the Alley; St. Joseph, Michigan
  • The Diamond Den and More; Lexington, Kentucky
  • Top Drawer Gallery; Berea, Kentucky
  • Magnolia Southern Arts; Ashland, Kentucky
  • Edenside Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky
  • Kentucky Market Pavilion; Owingsville, Kentucky

Visit the Kentucky Crafted Retailer Web page to see a list of all participating retailers. Learn more about Kentucky Crafted by contacting Ed Lawrence, arts council arts marketing director, at or 502-564-3757 ext. 473.

The Kentucky Crafted Program is an adjudicated marketing assistance program for visual artists and craftspeople administered by the Kentucky Arts Council.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council, along with the NEA, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

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