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2013 Governor’s Award for Community Arts awarded to International Bluegrass Music Museum

October 29th: the museum receives the 2013 Governor’s Award for Community Arts.

The museum will be closed on Tuesday October 29 for the awards ceremony in Frankfort.


From the Kentucky Arts Council press release above:

Community Arts Award – In 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Ky., began to develop — and has since maintained — an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music. The museum is the world’s only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music, an important chapter in Kentucky’s musical songbook. Through its exhibits and displays, special events including a video oral history project and the overwhelmingly popular ROMP Festival that attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe, the museum ensures the living legacy of bluegrass music continues.

More details about why the International Bluegrass Music Museum has fostered community involvement and is so deserving of this award is available on the Kentucky Arts Council website for the awards.  News about the ceremony and recipients of other 2013 Governor’s awards is also on the awards page.

Clark County artist creates 2013 Governor's award

The recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Awards in the Arts will each receive a handcrafted, turned wooden sculpture by Clark County artist John Keeton when Kentucky presents the state’s highest honors in the arts.



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