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Kentucky Arts Council announces recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

Two musicians, an author, a nightclub, a quilt expert, and a theater are among the 2020 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts, announced by the Kentucky Arts Council. The annual award honors Kentuckians, businesses and arts organizations for outstanding contribution to, achievement in and support of the arts. The 2020 recipients of the Commonwealth’s most distinguished awards in...

Five individuals, four organizations to receive 2018-19 Governor’s Award for the Arts Sept. 10

Five Kentuckians and four Kentucky organizations will receive the state’s top honors in the arts on Sept. 10 in Frankfort when Gov. Matt Bevin presents the 2018-19 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The Governor’s Awards in the Arts recognize individuals and organizations making extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. Awards go to artists, arts organizations, art critics,...

Governor’s Awards for the Arts presentation to be live streamed for the first time February 2

Presentation of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts will be live-streamed this year for the first time. The ceremony will be held Feb. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Executive Mansion. A link to view the live stream of the awards’ presentation will be available on Governor Bevin’s official Facebook page on Feb. 2. The Governor’s Awards in the Arts ceremony, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts...

Nine named 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients; Al Smith receives top honor

Nine Kentuckians whose contributions – as artists or advocates – have raised the quality and awareness of the arts in Kentucky and beyond are recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.   The awards are presented in nine categories. The Milner Award is the first award given and is considered the most prestigious of the nine. Award recipients and descriptions of each follow:   Al...

Kentucky Arts Council accepts nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1 for the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honor.   The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. The nomination process is coordinated by the arts council.   “Governor’s Awards in the Arts nominations...

Governor’s Awards in the Arts honor nine Kentuckians for commitment, achievements

Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the arts in the state, across the country and around the world are being honored for their lifelong commitment to and achievements in the arts as the recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council announced today.   The awards will be presented at a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in October during...

Governor’s Awards in the Arts recognize nine for outstanding contributions, achievements

Continuing the tradition of recognizing Kentuckians, businesses and arts organizations for outstanding contributions, achievement in and support of the arts, the Kentucky Arts Council announced the 2013 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.   The awards are presented in nine categories. Award recipients and descriptions of each follow:   Artist Award – Laura Ross, of Prospect, has shared...