Arts Day in Kentucky set for Jan. 28 in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Artists, arts organizations, and supporters and participants of the arts across the Commonwealth are invited to a public reception at the Capitol, Jan. 28, as the Kentucky Arts Council celebrates Arts Day in Kentucky.

Arts leaders, artists, the general public, and other supporters of the arts gather on Arts Day to celebrate the arts in Kentucky and recognize the Kentucky General Assembly for its continued support of the arts.

The public reception in the Rotunda will include artist demonstrations and performances by artists who are adjudicated participants in arts council programs. In addition, representatives from Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations will gather in the morning to have their photos taken with the legislators who represent them and to receive their second round of funding from the arts council.

"The world of the arts in Kentucky is so vast and we rarely have the opportunity to gather all of the players – individual artists, organizational leaders, legislators, supporters and patrons of the arts – in one location," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "If you love the arts and want to show your support, I encourage you to join in the celebration on Arts Day."

Arts Day in Kentucky fosters discussions among the Commonwealth's arts leaders about the state of the arts industry in Kentucky. It is also an opportunity to celebrate Kentucky's rich artistic heritage and acknowledge the value of and public support for the arts.

Performers for the afternoon reception will be:

  • Joe Hudson, of Greenville
  • Roger Cooper, of Garrison
  • Kentucky Wild Horse, of Owenton
  • In addition, visitors can get an up-close look at some of Kentucky's most interesting artists at work. Artists who are adjudicated participants in the Kentucky Crafted program who will demonstrate on Arts Day are:

  • Kathy Conroy, scratchboard artist, of Pleasureville
  • Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester, basketmakers, of Scottsville
  • Lonnie and Twyla Money, folk artists, of East Bernstadt
  • Eva King, collage paintings, of Murray
  • Doug Naselroad, luthier, of Winchester; and his apprentice Mike Slone, of Mousie.
  • For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit See public service announcements about the importance of the arts in Kentucky recorded by some of Kentucky's most well-known arts professionals at

    The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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