Thank you for supporting the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair!

Thank you for your efforts to make the first annual Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair an amazing success! In one evening, nearly 200 people came out to La La Land Studios in Louisville to raise more than $7,000 for the 2017 Exchange! Kentucky individuals and businesses supported the RUX with another $ 13,000 in contributions.


From the entire Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange community, we are so grateful to you for making our work possible.

We would especially like to thank:

We’re so grateful for your support.



About the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

More than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have been collaborating for Kentucky’s future. Since 2014, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange has brought people together to integrate the arts, agriculture, health and small business in partnership strategies to build new models, share resources, and improve quality of life for Kentuckians. Each summer, the RUX is hosted in three regions of the state and is designed to help participants understand and value the culture, landscape, context, and people of each place.

The RUX is a partnership of The Art Of The Rural & Appalshop, supported by the Rural Policy Research Institute and has partnered with 52 organizations around the Commonwealth. RUX has been hosted in Whitesburg, Louisville, Paducah, Harlan, and Lexington so far, bringing dozens of people to these regions for the first time. From an Eastern Kentucky hotel development to integrated learning across our community college system, a dozen collaborations have developed. To learn more, visit:

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