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Kentucky Museum - US Bank Celebration of the Arts 2017

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30th Anniversary Exhibition
March 4 - April 8, 2017


    2017 is a banner year for the US Bank Celebration of the Arts as it observes its 30th anniversary! The show continues to be a strong and active presence in south central Kentucky serving artists and art lovers of the region. Mark your calendars for March 4rd - April 8th and don’t miss this fine opportunity to see some great art!

    For many years, Celebration of the Arts was shown in the bank’s downtown location in Bowling Green with Western Kentucky University Art Department organizing the show. Artists could display two pieces of their artwork in this regional show. The exhibit generated funds for WKU student scholarships. In 2004 the Kentucky Museum collaborated with the Art Department and the exhibit moved to Western’s campus.

    The first year, the museum sponsored a Purchase Award and has continued the tradition annually. A special showing of these 13 pieces of art that has become an important part of the museum’s collection is being planned.

    We invite artists, their families and the community to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on March 3rd. Don’t miss this event – it’s always a good time and admission is free.





Advocate of the Arts

usbank logo

Champion of the Arts

Mike and Julie Hinson

Harvey and Sarah Johnston

Tom and Portia Pennington

The Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Patron of the Arts

Artworks, Inc.

John and Barbara Grider

Mike and Leigh Harper

Sharon Kreke

David and Laura Harper Lee

Brent Stinnett

Friend of the Arts

Mike and Leigh Harper

Tony and Jayne Pelaski

McWhorter Chiropractic

Media Sponsor - WNKY 40

Award Sponsors

Artworks, Inc.

Wendy Hannibal Astell

Nancy Baird

Brent Bjorkman and Ann Ferrell

Craig and Deborah Browning

Raymond Cravens

Rick and Carol DuBose

Ellis Walker Gallery - Harvey and Sarah Johnston

Drs. Sam and Mary Evans

Vicki Fitch

Connie Foster

Charles and Carolyn Hardcastle

Mike and Leigh Harper

James and Anna Jo Johnson

Sharon Kreke

George and Laurie Kwok

David and Laura Harper Lee

Jack and Lesley Montgomery

Tony and Jayne Pelaski

Ryan and Bonnie Hannibal Reed

Col. and Mrs. Robert E. Spiller

Bente Swenson

Nicole Talley

Ron and Jennifer Wilson

The World's Greatest Studio Tour



Artists please remember to attach the labels to the back of your artwork. Download labels

 artshow calendar

Artists note this year there are two weeks between the artshow drop off and the opening reception.

Download Brochure for Additional Information



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 Last Modified 3/7/17