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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...

Artists begin work this week on NKy floodwall murals commemorating City of Newport’s 225th anniversary

Artists are beginning work this week on the first in a series of murals commemorating Newport’s 225th anniversary that are planned for the city’s floodwall that runs along Dave Cowens Drive along the Ohio River. The first mural will depict and honor the students and teachers of The Southgate Street School, an historic African American school – the only one in Campbell County – that operated...

KY artists have unique opportunity through ‘The Art of Goodwill’ — so what can you make of that?

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is seeking eligible artists for an artist residency program that will culminate with a November 14 art exhibit and fundraising event at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. The Art of Goodwill Residency Program will provide selected Kentucky artists the opportunity to transform items donated to Goodwill into works of art. Goodwill is searching for artists with a broad...

Kentucky Artisan Center invites artists to submit entries for ‘Women of Influence’ exhibit

Kentucky artists are invited to submit works for consideration in the exhibit “Women of Influence: Celebrating the Year of the Woman” to be held at the Kentucky Artisan Center June 14 through Oct. 31. Declared the “Year of the Woman,” 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the United States’ 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote. This...

Five individuals, four organizations to receive 2018-19 Governor’s Award for the Arts Sept. 10

Five Kentuckians and four Kentucky organizations will receive the state’s top honors in the arts on Sept. 10 in Frankfort when Gov. Matt Bevin presents the 2018-19 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The Governor’s Awards in the Arts recognize individuals and organizations making extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. Awards go to artists, arts organizations, art critics,...

Applications open for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 professional development experience for local artists

The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 (2020), a six-month professional development experience for local performing, literary and visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. The online application opened July 1 at www.hadleycreatives.org and will remain open until Aug. 5. Developed in partnership with Creative Capital, a...

Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants for individual artists and organizations

In an effort to explore essential questions about our democracy, the Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are creating art that inspires action towards building power for women and girls, sharing power among and within your communities and wielding power towards fulfilling the promise of an...

Community Foundation of Louisville selects 15 local artists for 2019 Hadley Creatives Program cohort

Fifteen Louisville-based artists have been selected to participate in Hadley Creatives, a program developed and supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL). This second cohort is a continuation of CFL’s commitment to cultivate a community of Hadley Creatives through 2023. Through a competitive application process, artists from multiple disciplines who demonstrated a strong creative...

Wide range of artists to highlight Arts and Crafts Festival at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

A wide range of artists, from woodcarvers to quilters, will be on hand for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival May 26-27 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. The Arts and Crafts Festival at Kentucky Dam Village (Photo from KSP) Visit with dozens of talented artisans as you enjoy the scenic view of Kentucky Lake. Jewelry-makers, potters, blacksmiths, painters and many other craft people will also...

Campbellsville artist, Charlotte Humphress, and her students to have art exhibit at CU

Campbellsville University will host “Artists in the Studio,” a group exhibition of artwork featuring Charlotte Humphress of Campbellsville and her students.   The exhibition will be Monday, Sept. 14 until Friday, Oct. 2 at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, located at 205 University Drive in Campbellsville.   A piece by Charlotte Humphress (Photo provided) The exhibit is free and...

Waveland Art Fair gives artists and vendors opportunity to share work with community

Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington will hold the Waveland Art Fair on Sept. 12-13.   The fair will feature artists displaying their work. Food and wine vendors will also be at the park. Children’s activities will be available on Sunday.   The fair will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.   Admission...

Finalists to present proposals for Oliver Lewis Way Bridge Public Art on Feb. 11

Three finalists have been chosen for the arts project for the Oliver Lewis Way Bridge (Photo provided)   LexArts Inc., in association with 2nd District Council Member Shevawn Akers and the LFUCG Corridors Commission, earlier this year issued a call to artists for the creation of public art that enhances the Oliver Lewis Way Bridge, located just south of the intersection of Main Street and Newtown...