Kentucky Arts Council Visits Benton for Community Conversation on the Arts
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Arts Council welcomes citizens interested in the arts in the Purchase Region to join them for a discussion about the arts in local communities. This forum will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. C.D.T., Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at the Marshall County Public Library, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, Ky.
The "Arts & Community Meeting" is a way for the Kentucky Arts Council to hear about the successes and future opportunities for the arts in Benton as well as other communities in the region.
"We are interested in letting people know about the work of the arts council, as well as finding out how our agency might be of assistance to artists and communities in making more arts experiences available to Kentuckians throughout the state," says Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council.
"I'm hoping we can talk about the value of the arts in a community," says George Milam, president of the Marshall County Arts Commission. "We've sent invitations to our membership, local elected officials, tourism groups and banking officials. I think we can help people understand the positive economic impact of the arts and the need for a cultural arts center in Benton."
Marshall County Arts Commission will provide refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the public. Accessibility services for this meeting are available with prior request to the Kentucky Arts Council at (888) 833-2787 or email@example.com.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that creates opportunities 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, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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