Arts Council
Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival features 22 Kentucky artists

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 06, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council will host Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival, Oct. 28-31 at The Livery, 238 E. Main St. in Lexington.

This curated shopping experience will feature fine art and craft by 22 top Kentucky artists, all of whom have either been juried into arts council programs or received grant funding from the arts council.

“This was a unique opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of our program artists, and we are proud to be part of this monumental effort to welcome visitors to central Kentucky,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “From painting to photography to fiber art to sculpture, there’s something for everyone’s artistic taste.”

Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders’ Cup Festival, said Lexington is thrilled to bring Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival to downtown Lexington.

“We couldn’t say we were putting our best foot forward for Breeders’ Cup visitors if we didn’t include the opportunity to see and purchase wonderful art by Kentucky artists,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders’ Cup Festival. “We’re very grateful to have the participation of the Kentucky Arts Council and its program artists in the festival, and we encourage Lexington visitors, no matter where you’re from, to stop and shop.”

Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival is free and open to the public from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29-31. The arts council will host a free brunch reception 9-11 a.m. Oct. 29, with many of the featured artists in attendance.

The show will be open 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28, 30 and 31 for patrons of the Kentucky Distillers Association’s Bourbon Backstretch. Tickets to the Bourbon Backstretch are available from the Kentucky Distillers Association, 502-875-9351.

Artists participating in Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival are:

For more information on Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival, contact Kate Sprengnether, arts council public art and design director, at kate.sprengnether@ky.gov or 502-564-3757 ext. 471.

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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Julie Warren Conn “Bolt” by Julie Warren Conn
   
Kathleen O'Brien “Song for Rainbow Parrot” by Kathleen O’Brien
Marjorie Guyon “Fly Without Wings” by Marjorie Guyon
Maynard Studios Folding chair from small batch furniture series by Maynard Studios

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