FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thirty-three artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program will exhibit fine art and craft at the 2013 Indiana Artisan Marketplace, April 6-7 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Artists who participate do so through a reciprocal agreement with the Kentucky Arts Council. In exchange, a select number of exhibit spaces are made available for Indiana Artisans at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the arts council’s signature retail and wholesale arts marketplace.

"Agreements like the one we have with Indiana Artisans are extremely beneficial to the juried artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "These events provide opportunities to artists to sell their work, in addition to spreading the Kentucky Crafted brand beyond the borders of the Commonwealth."

The Indiana Artisan Marketplace offers visitors a chance to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and foods directly from the artisans who make it. The show features artists and food producers from Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri. In addition to browsing the booths, visitors can also enjoy Indiana music, live art and craft demonstration and food and drink tasting.

Kentucky Crafted Program artists who will participate in the Indiana Artisan Marketplace are:

Kentucky Crafted is a marketing assistance program that provides opportunities for artists to expand their market reach. Artists are accepted into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as judged by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals. For more information about the Kentucky Crafted Program, contact Ed Lawrence, arts council arts marketing director, at ed.lawrence@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 473.

More than 150 artisans will participate in the 2013 Marketplace. Admission is $10. For more information, visit the Indiana Artisan Marketplace website.

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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