Kentucky Arts Council

Before there was Land Between the Lakes, there was Between the Rivers. Starting this Thursday, WKMS will revisit a documentary series about the cluster of small communities nestled between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers prior to the creation of the national recreational area.

Playhouse in the Park

As Kentuckians grapple with the closure of public-facing businesses ordered by Governor Andy Beshear earlier this week, arts nonprofits are adjusting to a new normal of limited revenue streams and canceled programming.

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A Marshall County woman has received the Governor’s Award in the Arts. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in a ceremony at the Capitol on Tuesday awarded Valera Brooks of Benton with the award, the Commonwealth’s highest artistic honor, for her work in community arts.


A Kentucky writer has been appointed Kentucky poet laureate.

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The Kentucky Arts Council has a new executive director. 

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The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking artwork from military veterans, their spouses and their children for a special exhibit that will go on display later this year.

   Selected as a 2016 Featured Artist by the Kentucky Arts Council, Wyatt Severs describes his award-winning woodworking as "a collaboration between the trees, modern tools, and [himself]." Severs visits Sounds Good to discuss his art and his upcoming appearance on Kentucky Educational Television's program, Kentucky Life

    Constance Alexander is a prolific poet, author, and businesswoman. In March/April of 2017, she was the featured artist of the Kentucky Arts Council. In honor of National Poetry Month, she visits Sounds Good to recite poetry minutes and discuss upcoming NPM events.

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded a total of $1.2 million dollars to 95 arts organizations throughout the Commonwealth for the 2018 fiscal year.

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The Kentucky Arts Council has named Lydia Bailey Brown to serve as its new Executive Director.