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Kentucky Folk Art Center wins Main Street Partner Award for Appalachian Holiday Arts and Craft Fair

Morehead State’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) recently won the Main Street Partner Award from the Kentucky Main Street Program (KMSP).

Tammy Stone, left, administrative coordinator of KFAC, accepted the Main Street Partner Award from Kentucky Main Street Coordinator Kitty Dougoud. (Photo from KFAC)

KFAC won the award for hosting Morehead’s annual Appalachian Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, an event that provides much-needed financial support to both the KFAC and downtown businesses. The city provides support staff for the event.

“The Kentucky Folk Art Center began the Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair 34 years ago, making this event one of the longest running of its type in the state,” said Tammy Stone, administrative coordinator of the KFAC. “It was certainly a thrill to be recognized on the state level for our partnership with Downtown Morehead Inc. The Kentucky Folk Art Center has long been a vital component of downtown Morehead by drawing 3,000 plus visitors to visit the community throughout the year. Our commitment to Morehead’s Main Street and Downtown Morehead, Inc.’s commitment to the Kentucky Folk Art Center creates a synergy of enthusiasm and vitality for the city.”

Kentucky Main Street was created in 1979 to reverse economic decline in central business districts through historic preservation and redevelopment of commercial buildings. For more information, visit www.heritage.ky.gov.

The KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art and is the only art museum in Eastern Kentucky. To learn more, visit www.kyfolkart.org, email kfac@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2204.

From Morehead State University

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