The Kentucky Center Offers Preview to Kentucky Crafted: The Market
FRANKFORT, Ky. ─Those who can’t wait to shop at this year’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market have a chance to preview some of the items available for sale in "A Sampling of Kentucky Crafted: Naturally," a free exhibit now on display in the main lobby of The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street in downtown Louisville. Sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, this show features the work of 15 artists who will be selling their work at Kentucky Crafted: The Market along with 250 other exhibitors.
The Kentucky Center will host a reception for "A Sampling of the Kentucky Crafted: Naturally," on Friday, February 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. which is free and open to the public.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the award-winning retail and wholesale trade show featuring traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, along with books, musical recordings, films and Kentucky Proud® food products will be held at South Wing B of the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., on February 21-22, 2009.
Special guest to this year's market will be nationally renowned garden designer, Jon Carloftis. Kentucky Crafted: The Market will feature garden vignettes designed by Carloftis, who will also make a presentation, "Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden," sharing his ideas about creating beautiful garden spaces and incorporating many of the wonderful products that can be found at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in home gardens. ________________________________________________________________
Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2009
Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Ky.
Trade Only Days (Registration is required with two forms of business identification.)
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Adults $8 (Children 15 and under free), Parking $6
$3 off admission with coupon, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov
Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden
with Jon Carloftis
Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.
Fee: $25 (Includes free admission to Kentucky Crafted: The Market)
To register: www.artscouncil.ky.gov/forms/CarloftisReg.htm
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Funding for the Kentucky Arts Council is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Participating artists are listed below.
Showkitty Pottery (Booth 325)
Marianne Brown Pottery (Booth 535)
Blue Heron Farm (Booth 545)
The Studios of Dave Caudill (Booth 206)
Metal, Mixed Media
Trent's Studio (Booth 421)
Gary Bertram Art, LLC (Booth 745)
Judy Rosati's Fine Arts Photography LLC (Booth 208)
Lone Dakota Photography (Booth 228)
Captures of Nature (Booth 321)
Captured in Color (Booth 737)
Emery Art & Illustration (Booth 102)
Brooms by Chris (Booth 624)
Batiks (Booth 634)
CJ Fletcher, Artist (Booth 505)
Eugene Thomas, Artist (Booth 505)
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