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Arts Entrepreneurship Workshop Set for March 4th

Arts Entrepreneurship Workshop to be Held in Hopkinsville, KY on March 4, 2017

Branding, Planning, Marketing, and Getting Started with Etsy

The Hopkinsville Art Guild has scheduled a one-day entrepreneurship workshop in Hopkinsville on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-4pm for those individuals who want to bring their visual or performing art to the business world. This event includes a session of artist branding, action planning, marketing, preparing to apply for adjudicated opportunities and a session of getting started with Etsy in partnership with the Kentucky Arts Council. Those interested in attending this workshop, should contact the Hopkinsville Art Guild by sending an email to to enroll. Cost is $15 for Guild members and $20 for non-Guild members. Limited space is available. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  (Download a Flyer)

The Kentucky Innovation Network Murray Office is sponsoring this event with the Hopkinsville Art Guild. “We realize there is a population of creative artists who want to learn how they can turn their creative talent into a business, and we want to help and encourage these individuals to pursue their dreams,” said Loretta Daniel, Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Office at Murray State University. Henrietta Kemp, workshop coordinator for the Hopkinsville Art Guild says, “We are so glad to be able to offer this program in Hopkinsville. I attended a similar program in Lexington and found it to be most helpful. Jennifer has wonderful ideas of ways to promote all types of creative endeavors. This is not just for visual artists.”

Jennifer Reis will be the workshop leader for this event. She is Gallery Director and Arts Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator and Faculty at Morehead State University. In addition, Jennifer is a creative entrepreneur, artist, educator and curator with over twenty years’ experience and several college degrees in arts business and administration. She is a consultant through KPAN, AIR Institute of Berea College, Etsy’s Craft Entrepreneurship Program, and is also a certified small business development instructor. 

How to Register:

1.   Send an email with your interest in attending to

2.   Mail your check of $15 or $20 to the Hopkinsville Art Guild, P.O. Box 495, Hopkinsville, KY  42241.   

Please make check out to Hopkinsville Art Guild. Please Note: Deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

3.   Or, leave your registration fee at the Hopkinsville Art Guild located at 108 E. 6th Street, Hopkinsville, KY.

The workshop location is the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 2800 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY. The upstairs conference room will be the location for the workshop.

About Hopkinsville Art Guild

In 1965 local artists formed the Hopkinsville Art Guild as a non-profit organization designed to promote art and cultural growth in our community. Guild membership is open to all persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin upon payment of annual dues. We welcome as members Patrons of the Arts as well as artists and their families. Our objective is to provide a place and an organization for area professional and amateur visual artists to share their interests in the fine arts. It is the Art Guild’s foremost mission to support artists and its members.

About The Kentucky Innovation Network – Murray Office

The Office of Entrepreneurship within the Cabinet for Economic Development oversees the twelve offices of the Kentucky Innovation Network and other services, programs and initiatives to encourage small business growth and create and promote a strong culture of entrepreneurship statewide. Since 2001 the Kentucky Innovation Network has created a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing, and create jobs. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners, including Murray State University. Each office is staffed by experienced and educated business leaders.