Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

It’s almost time for Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017 edition. This year, you’ll be able to find me at Booth 211. For more info, click the banner below or continue reading. Check back in the next few days or follow me on social media for a few sneak peeks of my new work!

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Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event produced each year in the spring featuring the highest quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to wholesale buyers and the general public during the three-day event.

Wholesale buyers have the rare opportunity at The Market to place orders directly with producers of Kentucky traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, as well as publishers of Kentucky related books and specialty food products.

Doors are opened to the general public during the weekend to purchase work in the retail marketplace. Shoppers can find fine art and craft from Kentucky’s most extraordinary artists, participate in hands-on activities, or take a break at the Kentucky Stage music festival featuring some of the state’s best-loved musicians and performers.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its art and craft businesses. Its 34-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. Kentucky Crafted: The Market was named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 15 years.

 

Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

Lexington Convention Center
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, Ky.Friday, April 219 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Trade Only)
Saturday, April 229 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2310 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy tickets at the door!
One-day ticket: $12
$2.00 discount to seniors (62 and over), military and state employees with ID.
Children 15 and under are admitted free.

 

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Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016

I will be participating this year in Kentucky Crafted: The Market for the first time. I can tell you, my little fingers are flying in West Liberty, working on special pieces to present to you the first weekend in March. I’d love to see you there!

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Friday, March 410 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Galleries/Shop Owners Only)
Saturday, March 59 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open to Public)
Sunday, March 610 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open to Public)

Where: Lexington Convention Center | 430 West Vine Street

Kentucky Crafted: The Market, now in its 34th year, celebrates the state’s finest producers of art, craft, literature and artisanal food. In addition to shopping for fine art and craft, visitors can enjoy musical performances, sample regional food products, participate in hands-on activities, and explore Kentucky arts and culture through special exhibits. Nowhere in Kentucky, let alone the nation, will you find such a convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food as you will at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. When you attend this show, prepare yourself for an exciting sensory experience. Kentucky Crafted: The Market is one of the only state-sponsored shows of its kind to feature traditional and contemporary fine art and craft along with Kentucky-related books, musical recordings, films and specialty food products.

The Market was chosen as the No. 1 Fair & Festival by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine four years in a row. It has been named a Top 10 Event by Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Kentucky Crafted: The Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation the opportunity to select products from this elite group of exhibitors. The Market is open exclusively to the trade on March 4. The general public is invited to Kentucky Crafted: The Market on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Tickets are available online for the arts marketplace and can be purchased by going to https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Arts/CraftedTickets.

Guests can purchase a one-day ticket for $10 or attend both days for $15. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

Kentucky Crafted is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council.

For up-to-date info regarding Kentucky Crafted: The Market, including parking information, visit or “like” the Facebook page, Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.

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Today I am working on a sweet set of quilted Christmas ornaments. In the next few days these little babies will be packaged up and shipped off to explore new territory. For the first time ever I will be including a new label on my product packaging. I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited to receive a roll of stickers!

Kentucky Crafted is a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is an adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and arts business training. I feel very fortunate to have been accepted into the program this year and to have my work acknowledged for ‘artistic excellence’. And I’m excited to see where this goes!