Craft Marketing Program
Osram Sylvania and University of Kentucky College of Design are Perfect Partners at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2006
For the second year in a row, Osram Sylvania Inc. and the University of Kentucky College of Design will work in partnership to create a showcase using handmade products from exhibitors at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2006. Students from the College of Interior Design choose product from selected exhibitors and arrange the artwork in room-like settings. Says now-graduated student, Anna Lewis, of her experience in last year’s showcase, “It was such an exciting process and provided me with a greater understanding of how my design background can be used to help promote the wonderful talent of artists from Kentucky”.
Brent Eastwood, Halogen Product Marketing Manager for Osram Sylvania, adds, "Osram Sylvania continues to sponsor the Market as part of its corporate commitment to Kentucky. We feel that our lighting products help visually enhance the creative works of art whether they are displayed at the product showcase, in retail environments, museums or residential settings. We are also quite proud of the fact that we 'craft' several lighting product technologies within the state of Kentucky."
Visitors can view the Osram Sylvania Designer Showcase and 300 exhibitors of fine traditional, folk and contemporary crafts, two-dimensional visual art, musical recordings, books and food products plus Kentucky cultural entertainment and children’s craft activities at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2006. Staff from Osram Sylvania will be available at the Market with information about their lighting products and free light bulb samples for the public.
The Market is produced by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, a division 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.
If you plan to attend:
Public Days March 4 - 5
Saturday, 9am - 6pm - Sunday, 10am - 5pm, (EST)
Adults $8 Children (ages 15 and under Free) Parking $5
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