The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation (KACF), currently located
at 609 W.
Street in historic downtown Louisville.
The Kentucky Art and Craft
is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art
craft heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft
and education of the public. The
Foundation is supported in part by
Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the
Arts and Humanities Cabinet.
A $5.5 million Capital Campaign launched to purchase and renovate
Main Street as KACF’s new headquarters and permanent home.
consists of a 27,000 square foot property in a restored four-story
enhanced by a 42' cast iron facade in the heart of Louisville’s West
Street Historic district. The
money being raised is also to increase the
The Campaign was announced on Friday, October 12, 2001. The
opening is Thursday, April 3,
In order to continue to serve over 125,000 patrons a year and
and exhibition programming, KACF must increase its available
moving into the new building, KACF will considerably increase the
all areas of its programming thereby continuing to advance its mission
the craft heritage of Kentucky through education, exhibitions and
sales. The money raised
through the capital campaign will also help to
KACF’s Endowment Fund.
document that students with high levels of arts participation
“arts-poor” students by almost every measure.
The gains are
significant among students who have not been exposed to an
for those who have participated in an arts rich program. (J.
UCLA) These creative
approaches are critically needed for
Kentucky’s children most at risk.
Over 80% of the children served
education programs are at risk and KACF enjoys seeing evidence
success. The new facility
will more than quadruple the space for
permit KACF to impact the lives of many more children
you would like to help support and educate Kentucky artists and help
by contributing to KACF's capital campaign, please call (502)