Dear Friends of the Arts,
Annual grants help over 50 regional artists and organizations big and small build the infrastructure they need to light up our lives with music, dance, and theater, visual and literary arts. Events like our enormously popular LexArts Hop, exhibitions at our LexArts Gallery, city-wide Public Art projects and our new ARTS Events Calendar connect the community with the art that’s everywhere. Research shows that arts-infused communities rise and shine across the nation, and seriously good things happen to local economies. In ours, a $32 million arts and cultural industry supports 1,185 full-time jobs and kicks in $3.2 million taxes in city and state coffers. Our programs entertain millions of residents and visitors and the education initiatives of our partner organizations engage over 220,000 children every year. With your continuing support our mission continues.
Every penny of your fully tax-deductible donations helps art be made and make a world of difference. Thank you.