Governor Beshear Promotes Giving Gifts Made in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed December 2009 as "Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month," and representatives of the Kentucky Arts Council joined First Lady Jane Beshear yesterday, along with regional artists and state and local officials, in kicking off the campaign at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
"We are very pleased to join in this campaign to contribute to our state's economy and support artists in Kentucky," said Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. "Giving a gift made in Kentucky is as gratifying as receiving a gift made in Kentucky."
If you're not sure what someone on your gift list would like, consider purchasing a "Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Gift Card" online at http://parks.ky.gov/gift. The gift recipient can use the card to purchase works by the over 650 artisans featured at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea (www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov).
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, 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.
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