Kentucky Craft Marketing
BOOTH DESIGN AWARD WINNERS FOR KENTUCKY CRAFTED: THE MARKET 2007
Kentucky craft exhibitors who attended Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2007 were recognized for their booth designs at The Market’s annual awards dinner on Friday, March 2, 2007, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Kentucky.
Chosen from 282 exhibitors, the award winners were: Laura Ross/Studio Clay,
(Prospect, Kentucky) receiving the Best Of Show award; Hansen Studio, (Louisville, Kentucky) receiving the award for Best Overall Booth Design; Oak Level Forge, (Benton, Kentucky) receiving Best New In-State Exhibitor; Schall Studio and Design, (Louisville, Kentucky) receiving the Exhibitors’ Choice Award; Sweetie Pies, (Cincinnati, Ohio) receiving Best New Out-of-State Exhibitor; Kentucky Tailgating and Bluegrass Steaks & Everything Sauce, (Lexington, Kentucky) receiving the Best Kentucky Proud Food Exhibitor award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture; and Designs by Jennifer Zingg, (Midway, Kentucky) was the recipient of the annual Purchase Award.
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“I was both very surprised and pleased to know that someone understood what I was going after in my booth design. This being my first Market, I was not at all sure how the booth would go over and we are honored to have received Best New In-State Exhibitor Booth Design Award,” said Lane Hendrickson, Oak Level Forge.
Through Kentucky production and sales the craft industry contributes 252 million dollars to the state’s economy. An additional impact of 147 million dollars is realized through sales made outside of Kentucky. The Market is a collaborative effort among several state agencies and cabinets, which promote Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage while supporting the state’s economy and generates 2 to 3 million dollars in direct sales.
The Market is produced by Kentucky Craft Marketing, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet. For more information, call 888-KYCRAFT (592-7238), local (502) 564-3757, or visit our web site at: www.kycraft.ky.gov.
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.