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Kentucky artists, retailers in spotlight during state’s celebration of American Craft Week

Some of Kentucky’s finest artists and the retailers who sell their products are in the spotlight during American Craft Week now through Oct. 13. The weeklong celebration in Kentucky is part of the Kentucky Arts Council’s celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.

(Photo from AmericanCraft Week.com)

(Photo from AmericanCraft Week.com)

American Craft Week is an opportunity to celebrate the nation and state’s creative industry. Hundreds of Kentucky artisans, like those in the Kentucky Crafted Program, share their vision and talent by producing handmade decorative and functional items available for purchase through craft retailers like those who have obtained designation as a Kentucky Crafted Retailer (see list of participating retailers and events here).

“Our craftspeople and retailers are all small business operators who are dedicated to continuing the state’s fine tradition of producing and selling some of the best craft in the nation,” said Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director.

Kentucky Crafted Retailers in Ohio and Kentucky join shops, galleries and arts organizations from across the nation in celebrating American Craft Week. Now in its fourth year, this annual recognition of the makers, retailers, collectors and shows highlights the quality and cultural significance of handmade American craft.

American Craft Week is the annual, national celebration of all things handmade. For a full listing of activities across the nation, visit AmericanCraftWeek.com.

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From Kentucky Arts Council

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