Craft Marketing Program
Barren River State Park Resort Hosts a Kentucky Christmas Open House
A special Holiday Open House will be held at Barren River State Resort Park, Lucas, Kentucky, on Sunday, December 4, from noon until 3:30 p.m. (CST). Visitors can expect plenty of spicy hot apple cider and seasonal foods from the resort park’s chef and, of, course the Christmas Open House would not be complete without Santa, who will be available for pictures.
The Gift Shop will offer special sales and feature Kentucky Collection gifts, a project of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program (KCMP), Kentucky Arts Council (KAC). The KAC is working in partnership with the Kentucky state parks, both state agencies of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet. The Kentucky Collection offers quality, moderately priced Kentucky crafts, visual arts, foods, books and music for sale in state park gift shops.
Jennifer Rose of Berea, Kentucky, will perform seasonal traditional Appalachian music with dulcimer and guitar accompaniment form 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Jennifer will have her CD’s to sign and sell on location and is available for bookings through the KAC “Performing Arts Directory”. Laura Brewer, Bowling Green, a participant of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, will have her unique line of handmade Christmas stockings available for sale.
For more information, about the Kentucky Collection, please contact Nancy Atcher, Product Development Coordinator, 1-888-592-7238, ext. 486 or visit the Program's site at: www.kycraft.ky.gov
Since 1981, the Craft Marketing Program's mission 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.