WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
LexArts is greater Lexington’s premier cultural development, advocacy and fund raising organization.
As both the area arts council and united arts fund, LexArts provides a wide range of programs and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives including the LexArts Gallery Hop, Lexington Youth Arts Council and ArtScope…This Week in the Arts email calendar.
LexArts’ President & CEO and board members work closely with community leaders and local and state officials concerning public funding and cultural facilities. Through its annual Fund for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts and distributes general operating support to its Partner Organizations, as well as offering competitive special project and programming grants to other arts organizations in the area.
LexArts also operates ArtsPlace, a former YMCA turned cultural edifice, which offers rehearsal space and office space for nonprofit arts organizations. ArtsPlace is also home to ArtsPlace Gallery, one of Lexington’s premier visual art galleries, dedicated to showcasing high quality works by Kentucky artists.