Award-winning arts marketplace returns to Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Crafted: The Market returns to Louisville, Ky., March 17-20, 2011, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B. The award-winning arts marketplace has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 10 Fairs and Festivals in the nation by the readers of AmericanStyle magazine.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation the opportunity to select products from more than 200 exhibitors of fine art and craft, books, CDs, DVDs and specialty foods. The market is open exclusively to the trade on March 17 and 18.
On March 19 and 20, the marketplace opens to the public. In addition to shopping for fine art and craft, visitors can enjoy musical performances, sample regional food products, meet Kentucky authors and explore Kentucky traditions.
Artists exhibiting at Kentucky Crafted: The Market have been selected for artistic excellence and market readiness by independent panels of arts professionals.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is an economic generator for Kentucky, which has been growing since its debut in 1981. In 2010, there were 600 buyers in attendance from 16 states. On public days there were 8,000 customers. Total wholesale and retail sales combined are estimated at nearly $1 million dollars from vendor sales reports.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency 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.
KENTUCKY CRAFTED: THE MARKET
Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B
937 Phillips Lane
Maps and Directions
Open to the Trade:
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. EDT
Friday, March 18, 2011 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Buyers must show two forms of business identification.
Open to the Public:
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Sunday, March 20, 2011 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Admission: $8 Adults, Children 15 and under free.
Parking at Kentucky Exposition Center is $8.
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