Event is free and open to the public
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2015) — Arts Day in Kentucky, a free event, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 11 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
Hosted by the Kentucky Arts Council, Arts Day is held each year during the legislative session to bring awareness of the many roles the arts play in the commonwealth.
“This is an important opportunity to bring together all stakeholders in the arts at the same time,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “It helps put a face on the people who, day in and day out, do the good work of promoting arts in their communities and regions. It helps secure Kentucky’s position as an innovator in support for the arts.”
For the 2014-15 fiscal year, the arts council awarded $1.4 million in Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grants to 96 arts organizations throughout the state. Representatives of those organizations have been invited to Arts Day to tell legislators how KAP funds have helped them continue their respective missions.
Arts Day will also feature demonstrations and performances from several artists, including:
- Bob Gibson, wood carving, Lawrenceburg
- John Harrod, fiddle, Owenton
- Marianna McDonald, pastel art, Lexington
- Hong Shao, pipa, Nicholasville
- Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville
- Jennifer Zurick, basket making, Berea
- Doug Naselroad, Winchester, and Mike Slone, Mousie; dulcimer makers