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Sweetall named LexArts President and CEO; eight prominent business, civic leaders elected to board

LexArts has announced Ame Sweetall as President and CEO. Sweetall joined LexArts in February 2020 in an interim role and transitioned into President and CEO in October. Sweetall brings extensive nonprofit experience coupled with a strategic business focus. Her background in fund development and nonprofit leadership has focused on nonprofit marketing and fundraising issues, including serving for 10...

LexArts partners with New Vista to issue call for artists to commission large-scale mural in Lexington

LexArts, in partnership with New Vista, has announced a call for artists to commission a large-scale mural for one of New Vista’s office locations at 201 Mechanic Street in Lexington. Through a statewide Request for Qualifications, three artists will be paid $500 to create a proposal specific to the New Vista location. One artist will be awarded $10,000 to realize their proposal. The deadline...

LexArts appoints Ame Sweetall as interim president and CEO to lead arts funding, advocacy organization

LexArts announced Monday the appointment of Ame Sweetall to lead the arts funding and advocacy organization as interim president and CEO. Sweetall is co-owner of APS Communications, an integrated marketing and consulting firm offering a combination of design, advertising, marketing, website development and promotional advertising. In addition to her role at APS, she specializes in transitional leadership,...

God’s Pantry receives donation of 3,232 pounds of food from Agriculture Department food drive

Kentucky Department of Agriculture employees and two matching businesses collected a total of 3,232 pounds of food during a December food drive to benefit God’s Pantry. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, right, and John Cook, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office for Consumer and Environmental Protection, delivered donated foods to God’s Pantry of Lexington...