The Kentucky Craft Marketing Program (CMP), a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, both agencies in the Commerce Cabinet, will work cooperatively to create the “Kentucky Store” during the National Preservation Conference, September 28-October 2, 2004 in the Resource Center, located at the Galt House, 140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky.
CMP’s special projects coordinator, Vallorie Henderson, and CMP staff will be managing the “Kentucky Store.” The Artisan Center at Berea will furnish a selection of quality crafts, art, food, books and music reflecting the rich culture, traditions and diversity of the Commonwealth. Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend and will have the opportunity to shop and learn more about the wide variety of services and products available in Kentucky.
The 58th National Preservation Conference will provide all-important know-how, innovative ideas, and inspiration for persons saving America's historic places and revitalizing communities. The conference is the premier educational and networking event for community leaders, volunteers, and staff of the historic preservation movement.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at
The Craft Marketing Program is a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
For more information, call 888 KY CRAFT (592-7238,) ext. 4801; 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.