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The Kentucky Arts Council scavenger hunt will take Kentuckians on an artsy adventure


The Mother Goose House (Photo by Lisa Bourque)

The Mother Goose House (Photo by Lisa Bourque, from Facebook)

 
What’s summer without a little fun?
 
Kentucky Arts Council staff is following up on last year’s Summer Art Adventure social media campaign and taking you on a public art scavenger hunt across the regions of the Bluegrass.
 
Throughout the month of July, they’ll be posting weekly clues on their Facebook page that will lead you to different public art destinations across the state. All you need to do to participate is follow them on Facebook, wait for the clues that will be posted on Tuesdays, then post a picture from the location that matches the clue. The first person to guess right will win a prize.
 
They posted the first clue on Tuesday: Completed in 1940, this Perry County structure has attracted visitors from around the country as a gas station, dairy bar and most recently, an inn. Its odd shape has made it a famous must-see in Hazard and it’s even been mentioned in the New York Times and on the Oprah Winfrey Show. If you’ve had a “gander” at this unique landmark, reply with the name of the place and a past or recent photo taken on your adventure there.
 
The answer was the Mother Goose House, a home in Hazard, that’s roof is shaped like a goose! The first scavenger hunt winner is Lisa Bourque who answered the question within minutes.
 
Following each Tuesday’s clue, they’ll be posting a blog over at Creative Commonwealth with more information about public art you can experience in each region of the state. If you follow along with them, you will add something to your list of must-see Kentucky attractions in many areas of the state.
 
Public art thrives in Kentucky and is one of the most accessible art forms we have. Public art functions to tell you about the values and thoughts of a community or society or about a particular point in time. You can learn what a community respects, what it honors and all about its traditions by exploring public art in its many forms in Kentucky.
 
From the Kentucky Arts Council


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