Sixth annual Black Friday Art Sale Dec. 1-2 at Loudon House to feature unique gifts from 25 local artists

On December 1-2, the Lexington Art League and dRock Press usher in the holiday season with the 6th Annual Black Friday Art Sale, at the Loudoun House. Enjoy a one of a kind shopping experience to find a personal, thoughtful, and hand-crafted gift. The first holiday pop-up market of its kind in Lexington — the 2017 Black Friday Art Sale will feature more 25 local artists exhibiting unique, handcrafted...

Kentucky American Water’s York Street storage tank gets artistic facelift, partnering with LAL and NoLi

Staff Report Kentucky American Water’s York Street storage tank in Lexington is being painted through a partnership with the Lexington Art League and the NoLi (North Limestone) corporation. A formal debut is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. The York St. Water Tank Mural
 Collaboration of NoLi CDC, Kentucky American Water, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington Art League, and...

PODS Lexington supporting local arts community with donation of container for Woodland Art Fair

To help engage and educate the community through art, PODS Lexington will join forces with the Lexington Art League (LAL) to gear up for the 2017 Woodland Art Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. PODS Lexington will donate one of their spacious storage containers to hold the events equipment and deliver them on the day of the event. In addition...

Lexington Art League’s Castlewood Downs marks beginning of biennial public art exhibition July 28

This summer marks a monumental exhibition for the Lexington Art League with the opening of Castlewood Downs, presented in partnership with LFUCG Parks and Recreation, on July 28 from 6-9 p.m. on the grounds of Castlewood Park. This expanded vision for the presentation of art in the community also coordinates with LAL’s 60th Anniversary. “Our leaders have often envisioned a way to make art truly...

Lexington Art League’s Castlewood Downs Public Art initiative receives $20,000 matching grant

The Lexington Art League kicked off its fundraising campaign to support a new public art initiative entitled, Castlewood Downs. This creative place-making project, presented in partnership with LFUCG Parks and Recreations, will create an interactive green space in one of Lexington’s most culturally and economically diverse communities. The program will begin in July 2017 with an exhibition of sculptures...

First of its Kind: Lexington Art League ushers in holiday season with Black Friday Art Sale

On Dec. 2-3, Lexington Art League’s Loudoun House will usher in the holiday season with the 2016 Black Friday Art Sale — the first holiday pop up market of its kind in Lexington — featuring more than thirty local artists and their unique, handmade gifts. Now in its fifth season, the Black Friday Art Sale has grown tremendously, a staple of the organization’s yearly programming. “One of our...

Lexington Art League to launch new year with Artist:Body, set to open in February

The Lexington Art League (LAL) is set to launch into the new year with the exploration of a foundational and timeless subject – the figure – in the upcoming exhibition Artist: Body, presented by QX.net. For this exhibition LAL hired guest curator Julien Robson, former curator of Contemporary Art at The Speed Museum in Louisville. Robson, a native Brit who lives between Vienna and Louisville,...

Creative Lexington project launches to showcase the arts on a ‘very personal level’

    A community art project called Creative Lexington has launched its first biographical “snapshot.”   These Snapshot Bios – a year and a half in the making – are short two- to four-minute videos that tell an artist’s story: the inspiration, education, perspiration and dedication to his or her art form. The inaugural video, below, features Lexington pastel...

Lexington Art League builds Inter/Struct exhibits with multiple artists at historic sites

Members of the international artist collective Expanded Draught are already working in the severely dated interior of the 200-year-old Pope Villa in anticipation of the Oct. 3 opening. (Photo from LAL/Facebook)   Lexington Art League kicks off a unique three-month art exhibit in multiple venues involving multiple artists on Oct. 3.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Lesley”]   Inter/Struct...

A World Record: Transylvania professors want to host world’s largest beading party

  With the ink barely dry on their Lexington Tattoo Project, Transylvania University professors Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde have drawn a bead on another feat—setting a Guinness world’s record.   The artistic duo hopes to gather more than 250 people in the William T. Young Campus Center gym on Wednesday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the world’s largest beading party.   It’s...

Lexington Calendar Project events to connect business leaders and spotlight nonprofits

(Photos from Lexington Calendar Project)

Lexington Calendar Project events to connect business leaders, spotlight nonprofits

By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   At a typical networking event, attendees walk away with wallet full of business cards. After the first Lexington Calendar Project event on Jan. 22, organizers hope members of the Lexington’s business community will leave with new friendships and a desire to do good.   The Lexington Calendar Project will connect members of the business community...

LAL’s ‘The Nude’ exhibit explores the human figure for 27th year with ‘Self & Others’ theme

'Back to Back - My Mother and My Sister' by Gaela Erwin (Photos of art from LAL)   Special to KyForward   The Lexington Art League launches its 2013 exhibition season on Friday, Jan. 11 with the gallery bursting with the experience of being human.   For the past 27 years, LAL has presented The Nude, an exhibition exploring the figure in contemporary art. This year’s theme, Self &...