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‘Give a Gift Made in Kentucky’ campaign launches; features variety of work by Kentucky-based artists

The Kentucky Arts Council, with the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, has launched the 2015 Give a Gift Made in Kentucky campaign.

The campaign, which features a variety of work by Kentucky-based artists, will run through Dec. 31.

Artists in Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted and Architectural Artist Directory will feature their studios, galleries and shops for holiday open houses and other events showcasing their work. These events will run through the entire Give a Gift campaign, and be located throughout the state.

“Kentucky-made art and craft is among the best there is, and the holidays are a perfect time to share Kentucky-made art as gifts for friends and family,” said Lori Meadows. “Whether it’s music, literature or any of the wonderful visual art and craft Kentucky artists produce, there is something for everyone on your list that is uniquely Kentucky.”

Santa by Lindy Evans

Santa by Lindy Evans

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, where visitors can purchase Kentucky-made products from more than 700 Kentucky artisans year-round, has scheduled artist demonstrations, book signings, musical performances and more throughout the holiday season. More information is available on its Facebook page.

“We love encouraging people to ‘Give a Gift Made in Kentucky.’ It’s such a great way to ensure the gifts people give are special – and will be treasured for years to come,” said Victoria Faoro, artisan center executive director. “Giving gifts made in Kentucky makes the holiday memorable for everyone – and provides important support for our state’s talented artisans.”

Shoppers interested in purchasing Kentucky-made items can visit more than 20 businesses designated as tomr.musgrave@ky.gov; or Gwen Heffner, artisan center information specialist, at 859-985-5448, ext. 230, or gwen.heffner@ky.gov.

From Kentucky Arts Council

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