Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November-December 2011: Georgetown Antique Mall

Georgetown Antique Mall is having Open House, Hot punch , goodies, and great sales the first weekend in December. Four floors-two buildings of good antiques and collectibles. 37 yrs. in business at 124 West Main Street, Georgetown, Ky. `40324. Open 7 days a week year around 10-5 daily and 1-5 on Sundays.
Easy parking. Great variety!

Nov. 17 5-8 PM @ Wilson Fine Arts Building

UPDATE: Black & Jones are unable to join us on Weds or Thursday. Therefore, the dance party has been cancelled; we'll have the gallery open, however, during Art Walk on THURSDAY evening from 5-8 pm.

Previous post was: Dance Party @ GC Wilson Fine Arts Building ---Come join Kell Black & Barry Jones at the Wilson Fine Arts Building on Wednesday, November 16. Their show "Please call Stella" closes that evening as well. More info on the duo here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In the Beginning...

we started with a hope to bring the idea of a Certified Cultural District to life. This process began with our Executive Director of Historic Georgetown, Incorporated, Kitty Dougoud, who had knowledge of this Kentucky Arts Council program. She shared her vision with the arts and culture community in Georgetown, Ky. Since that first meeting this past summer, we've had several conversations with folks in town and in the county and, along the way, formed a Steering Committee to coordinate the application to the KAC and, down the road the networking and communication among individuals and organizations within our Cultural District, when (hopefully!) approved by the Kentucky Arts Council.

The deadline for the application to the KAC was today. We made it, as of 11:55 am! This application was prepared as a team effort among the Steering Committee. (Thank you all!) Four coordinators (who have called the meetings of the Committee, kept minutes, and prepared the final document submitted to the Kentucky Arts Council) represent different sectors of our community: Kitty Dougoud, Executive Director of Historic Georgetown Incorporated (Georgetown’s Main Street Program); Brian Shorkey, Senior Planner for the Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission; Juilee Decker, Georgetown College Art Department Chair; Allison Damron, Administrator at Cardome Center.

As a group, we came up with an ethos and a mission statement for our Cultural District:

Our Ethos: "Georgetown is a place that supports and encourages independent artists, musicians, historians, authors, and artisans while fostering understanding of our community and its past and promotes lifelong learning."

Our Mission Statement: “It is the primary mission of the Georgetown Cultural District to improve public perception of the cultural resources available in Georgetown and the surrounding area. This mission applies to both the residents of Georgetown and to the visitors of the area.”

These statements have guided our application and will continue to guide our endeavors as a Cultural District.

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