What is Cultural Pass?


The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Lexington’s arts and culture institutions for youth grades K-12. Cultural Pass provides young people free access to over 30 arts, culture, and heritage venues across Fayette County. It encourages students to continue their education in the arts to avoid summer learning loss.


The passport is valid for a one-time general admission at each of the participating venues and is valid from June 1 through July 31, 2024. Cultural Pass is a partnership of LexArts, Fayette County Public Schools, 250Lex Commission, and local arts organizations.

How to Participate

          1. All FCPS and private students are eligible to participate in the cultural pass program.
          2. Each participant student will receive a Cultural Pass issued by Fayette County School with instructions. Surrounding county students can participate by contacting LexArts.
          3. Each participant (ages 0-17) will be required to bring one accompanying adult. The accompanying adult will receive a free, one-time, in-person admission to each of the participating venues (one adult per Cultural Pass participant).
          4. All rules and regulations for specific venues must be followed to gain entry. Please note special restrictions for some participating venues are printed on the Pass.
          5. Venues reserve the right to deny entry if the rules and restrictions of the Cultural Pass are not followed.
          6. The Cultural Pass is intended for family use. As such, it is not valid for group visits.
          7. The Cultural Pass may require additional registration due to capacity limits.
          8. The Cultural Pass is not valid with other venue offers.


LexArts has partnered with the Lexington Public Library and LexTran to provide free bus rides for the summer with their Student Success Card.

Click here to learn more about the Lexington Public Library Student Success Card.

DiverCity Festival – Cultural Pass Kickoff

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Cultural Pass will celebrate the start of the summer alongside the DiverCity Festival. The DiverCity Festival seeks to educate, embrace, and celebrate the multitude of cultures that enrich the City of Lexington.


This year’s festival features dozens of vendors and performances that showcase the multitude of cultures that make up the City of Lexington.​​

Families with children ages 0-21 are invited to pre-register for Cultural Pass and enjoy performances and arts and culture vendors!


Date: May 25, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza (120 N. Limestone)

Cultural Pass Activities

Inside Out & Outside In

Allegro Dance Project
Event Type Performance

Inclusive Dance Outreach

Allegro Dance Project
Event Type Interactive

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Antagonist Productions
Event Performance

Summer Dance Demonstration

Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Event Type Performance

Free Books at the Arnow Reading Room

Carnegie Center
Event Type Free Library

Instrument Petting Zoo

Central Music Academy
Event Type Interactive

Institute 193 STEM Art Edu

Institute 193, Inc
Event Type Exhibition

DiverCity Festival

Leadership Lexington
Event Type Interactive

Saturday Sessions

LexArts at Artsplace
Event Type Visual Arts

LexArts HOP

LexArts at Artsplace
Event Type Interactive

Craft Bags

Lexington Art League
Event Type Interactive

Soar on Saturdays

The Lexington Ballet
Event Type Performance

Miniature Masterpieces

Lexington Chamber Chorale
Event Type Performance

General Admission

Lexington Children’s Museum
Event Type Interactive

You Are Here: LexHistory

Lexington History Museum
Event Type History

Tahlsound Reggae Fest

Tahlsound Concert Series - Reggae
Event Type Performance

Tahlsound Summer Concert

Tahlsound Music Festival
Event Type Performance

Moonlight Melodies

The Kentuckians Chorus
Event Type Performance

Chorus Rehearsal

The Kentuckians Chorus
Event Type Music

Open for Daily Visitors

Living Arts & Science
Event Type Interactive

African American Museum

The Lyric Theatre
Event Type Exhibition

Historic Lyric

The Lyric Theatre
Event Type Museum

General Admission

UK Art Museum
Event Type Museum
May 2024
Thursday May 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Abe-and-Mary Trivia Night
Friday May 24
7:30 pm Grease
Saturday May 25
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm DiverCity Festival
7:30 pm Grease
Sunday May 26
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Who may register as a Cultural Pass venue?

Kentucky Arts and Culture 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with a primary place of business in Fayette County.


If you are not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and/or located in the counties listed above and would like to be considered for eligibility, please complete the registration.


The Cultural Pass Committee will review all submitted registrations. Teaching artists and independent businesses are recommended to apply for the Teaching Artists and Arts Organizations Directory. Cultural Pass venues are encouraged to become members of the LexArts Network.


Please note: 


        • All Cultural Pass offerings must take place in one of the participating counties: Fayette County.
        • Applicants who are previous Cultural Pass venue participants and/or current LexArts grantees must comply with all grant requirements and reporting to be eligible for this opportunity.


If your organization would like to register your venue or activity, please review our venue guidelines and fill out the application form below.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I use my pass? 
There are participating venues throughout the city this year that will have both in-person and virtual offerings. A full list of Cultural Pass offerings is coming soon.


How do I register? 
Although most of our activities do not require a reservation, some activities have limited capacity. You can view which activity requires a reservation by visiting our website at lexarts.org/culturalpass.


What type of activities are offered?
The activities are all different. They consist of performance videos, arts and cultural projects, workshops, and more.


Can I bring my parents?

Each participant (ages 0-17) will be required to bring one accompanying adult. The accompanying adult will receive a free, one-time, in-person admission to each of the participating venues (one adult per Cultural Pass participant).


Can I attend the DiverCity Festival?
The DiverCity Festival is completely free and open to the public!


When does Cultural Pass end?
Cultural Pass is available from June 1 – July 31, 2024


How many passes can I reserve?

You can reserve one pass per cultural pass venue per calendar year (some venues may offer unlimited entries) No limits to how many reservations at one time. If you reserve a pass but do not use it, you will not be able to book for that institution until the next calendar year.


How do I cancel a Culture Pass event reservation?

If you need to cancel, please reach out to the arts venue, and give three days’ notice (when possible) to allow someone else to use the pass.


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