Please join us for an evening honoring Appalshop – a media and cultural arts institution in Eastern Kentucky – as we rebuild after the 1,000-year floods ravaged Kentucky and Virginia this summer.
The event will feature a live performance by Kentucky artist The Local Honeys, a screening of an Appalshop film, and open bar.
Founded in 1969, Appalshop has been a media and cultural arts institution in the mountains for over 50 years. Through our various programs including our youth media training institute Appalachian Media Institute, our traveling theater company Roadside Theater, our 24/7 public affair radio station WMMT 88.7 FM and more, we have endlessly worked to document and preserve what life in Central Appalachia looks like and fight for a bright, creative future for Appalachians everywhere.
The flood destroyed many irreplaceable objects housed in Appalshop’s archives, as well as our film equipment, our theater for stage performance and film screenings, our live on-air radio studio, and our facilities that we use to train young Appalachians in media production and documentary filmmaking. It goes without saying our recovery from these record-breaking floods will be long and costly, and we will need all the help from our community we can get.
Your donation will go towards these recovery efforts, providing much needed financial support as we ensure that Appalshop is here for the next 50 years and beyond, lifting up Appalachian voices and helping shape a bright, creative future in the mountains.