Craft Marketing Program
Kentucky Arts Council Artisans Take the Stage at Kentucky State Fair 2007
Juried members of Kentucky Crafted (KC), a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, will be demonstrating their artisan skills and providing educational information about their work on the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Blue Ribbon Stage, located in the South Wing B Lobby, Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville during the Kentucky State Fair 2007. The following KC members will feature art and craft demonstrations with other participants who will present home improvement ideas and gardening tips. This stage will be loaded with presentations that appeal to a wide variety of interests during the 11-day celebration of the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State, starting August 16 and ending on August 26.
Kentucky Crafted artisans appearing will be: Lisa and Tony Brangers, Cox’s Creek, (Real Soap Company) “Cold Process Soap Making”; Lanette Freitag, Sharpsburg, (Kentucky Wool Society) “Needle Felting”; Charles Crenshaw, Bloomfield, (Bourbon Baskets) “Appalachian Baskets Made Easy”; Audrey Schulz, Louisville, (Audrey Schulz Horses) “Soft Sculpted Carousel Horses”; and Connie Keyser, (Keyser’s Collectibles), Wickliffe.
Presenters will repeat their demonstrations on different days. Fair-goers will also be able to purchase the work of these demonstrators at a special sales area near the stage. For more information on these or other exciting events and attractions at the Kentucky State Fair, visit http://www.kystatefair.org/
Kentucky is known both nationally and internationally for high-quality crafts, visual art, food, books, and music that reflect the Commonwealth’s unique flavor, culture and traditions.
Kentucky Craft Marketing is a program 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.
Kentucky Craft Marketing is a program of the Kentucky Arts Council. Since 1981, Kentucky Craft Marketing’s purpose 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 Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.