Kentucky Artists and Artisans Participate in Governor’s Derby Breakfast!
Frankfort, Kentucky – For the 25th year, Kentucky artisans will be a part of the festivities during the annual Governor’s Derby Breakfast, May 5th, 2007. The 38 exhibitors from the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted and Visual Arts at the Market Program represent an increase over the 28 who participated in 2006, and their booths will be in a new location, lining both sides of Capital Avenue, approaching the Capitol Grounds in Frankfort.
Kentucky is recognized nationally as a leader in state programs that support a wealth of talented artists and craftspeople. Featured exhibitors at the Governor’s Derby Breakfast are juried participants of the Kentucky Crafted and Visual Arts at the Market programs who have been selected for artistic merit.
Start your Derby Day with breakfast on the Capitol grounds, and support a Kentucky artisan by taking home a meaningful gift, made in Kentucky. Exhibitors will offer guests a variety of quality contemporary and traditional handmade ceramics, baskets, jewelry, clothing, wooden furniture, glass, metal works, organic and mixed media, plus seven unique 2-dimensional painters and photographers. (See exhibitor listing below)
Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the activities on the grounds will operate until 11:30 a.m. Shuttles will be offered to and from the Capitol from 6:30 a.m. 12:00 noon and from the Human Resources Building and the Kentucky History Center. The City of Frankfort’s buses are ADA equipped and will be available also.
Kentucky Crafted and the Visual Arts at the Market are programs of the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, call 888 KY CRAFT (592-7238), local calls, (502) 564-8076, or visit the web site at www.kycraft.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Since 1981,Kentucky Craft Marketing’s purpose is to develop the state's craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftspeople, create an economically viable environment for craft entrepreneurs, preserve the state's craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness, public support and public/private partnerships.
The program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training, to other outside entities (e.g., craft retailers, craft and art organizations, community and government agencies), and the general public. The craft industry in Kentucky contributes 252 million dollars in annual sales and Kentucky is recognized as a model state for its craft programs and its role in the $14 billion national craft industry.
Kentucky Crafted and Visual Arts at the Market Exhibitors:
Sweet Home Spun- Pleasureville
Studio Cat-Walk- Crestwood
Captures of Nature- Louisville
Marianne Brown Pottery- Lawrenceburg
Madonna G Cash- Shepherdsville
Misty Mountain Top, Inc- Berea
Sweet Sawdust- Cadiz
Mi Dezignz- Florence
Carvin' Artist- Lawrenceburg
Life Celebrations Art Design Studio- La Grange
Mary Hagy Fine Art Gallery- Bardstown
Hallock Stained Glass- Lexington
Hill's of Ky- Louisville
Glass Act Studio- Louisville
David Appalachian Crafts- David
Forge On Metalworks, LLC- Nicholasville
Friends & Fiber, Inc- La Grange
Alley Cat Pottery- Richmond
DyeSigns by Pamela- Louisville
Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture by Eugene McMahan, Inc- Campbellsville
Accessory Art by Florence- Paintsville
Pennyroyal Jewelry Design, Inc- Knob Lick
Kathleen O'Brien Studio- Harrodsburg
Woodcarvings by Offerman- Owensboro
Spool & Bobbin Quilting- Lawrenceburg
Carol Reesor's Fine Art- Buffalo
Blue Heron Farm- Fisherville
Estelle, Inc- Richmond
Brammer Gap Soap Kettle- Grayson
Olde Kantucke Wolken Stiks- Frankfort
Dolls by Cora- Jackson
Clancy's Clan- Hartford
Ralph Tyree Photography- Winchester
Wildflowers by Luann- Whitesburg
Seven Oaks Wood Gallery- Cecilia
Ky Handmaid Soap, LLC- Louisville