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9/11 Memorial Artifact Installation  | Art Center of the Bluegrass on behalf of City of Danville | Danville, KY

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is facilitating a Request for Qualifications on behalf of the City of Danville for a public art sculpture.

As part of the new 6-million-dollar fire station construction project, funds have been allocated for a public art piece to be featured in the First Responders Memorial Plaza in front of the new facility.

The piece will be a memorial to the victims of 9/11 and will incorporate a 13“x 13” metal artifact from the World Trade Center site of 9/11. The artist can choose how to incorporate the artifact into their work.  The Plaza will be a tribute to the service and sacrifice of first responders lost in the line of duty, both locally and in the aftermath of 9/11

More than 2,600 artifacts have gone out to honor those fallen in 9/11.  Some have been made into public art memorials and art pieces, others are being exhibited, but all are being used to honor and remember those who gave their lives.


RFQ Deadline: January 19, 2022


Call for Exhibitions | Lexington Art League | Lexington, KY

In 2019 the Lexington Art League introduced a new exhibition structure, which has greatly increased the number of solo exhibitions and collaborative opportunities for artists and curators in the greater Lexington area. In the last year we had 25 solo exhibitions and three large group shows that showcased work from over 150 different artists. All exhibitions take place in the galleries on the first floor of the Loudoun House.


Deadline: March 31, 2022


Alternative Project Space Proposal | Lexington Art League | Lexington, KY

The Lexington Art League has occupied the historic and dynamic Loudoun House since 1984. In step with our renewed mission to serve local artists, we have identified new opportunities for local artists to activate a couple of our smaller, more intimate, and underutilized alternative spaces of the Loudoun House – the tower, and the back staircase landing toward the attic.


Opens: January 1, 2022


Open Call | John G. Irvin Gallery, Lexington, KY

The John G. Irvin Gallery was created to promote Kentucky’s visual artists and opened in March 1987. The creation of the gallery was a labor of love and a passion of the late Irvin, a Lexingtonian and former employee of Central Bank. Over the years the gallery has hosted exhibitions by Kentucky’s finest artists, as well as new and emerging artists exhibiting for the first time. Inquiries to David Goodman, dgoodman@centralbank.com

Deadline: Rolling


For additional information contact Nathan Zamarron or call 859.255.2951 ext. 109.

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