What is Cultural Pass?

 

LexArts Cultural Pass is a pilot program in 2024 that provides free access to many of Lexington’s arts and culture institutions for youth grades K-12. It encourages students to continue their education in the arts to avoid summer learning loss. You can view Cultural Pass activities by visiting our website at lexarts.org/culturalpass.

 

The LexArts Cultural Pass is valid for admission at participating venues for Summer 2024. Cultural Pass is a partnership of LexArts, Fayette County Public Schools, 250Lex Commission, and local arts organizations.

How to Participate

 

            • Valid Summer 2024.
            • Cultural Pass is available to all K-12 students in Fayette County.
            • You can pick up your Cultural Pass Card by visiting us at our downtown location.
            • The Cultural Pass can be used for one accompanying adult per student.
            • Some Cultural Pass events may require advance registration.
            • Find the full list of Cultural Pass activities and language translations.

Transportation

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

Students can use their Lexington Public Library Student Success Card as a fair waiver to ride!

 

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

Cultural Pass Activities

It's All How You Spin It!

Allegro Dance Project
Event Type Performance
Date 7/12-7/14

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Antagonist Productions
Event Performance
Date 7/11-7/21

Summer Dance Demonstration

Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Event Type Performance
Date 6/7-7/26

Free Books at the Arnow Reading Room

Carnegie Center
Event Type Reading
Date All Summer

Instrument Petting Zoo

Central Music Academy
Event Type Interactive
Date 7/10

Institute 193 STEM - Art Edu Program

Institute 193, Inc
Event Type Exhibition
Date 6/17-6/28

DiverCity Festival

Leadership Lexington
Event Type Interactive
Date 5/25

Saturday Sessions

LexArts at Artsplace
Event Type Visual Arts
Date 6/1

LexArts HOP

LexArts at Artsplace
Event Type Interactive
Date 7/19

Craft Bags

Lexington Art League
Event Type Interactive
Date All Summer

Soar on Saturdays

The Lexington Ballet
Event Type Performance
Date 7/27

Miniature Masterpieces

Lexington Chamber Chorale
Event Type Performance
Date 6/9

General Admission

Lexington Children’s Museum
Event Type Interactive
Date All Summer

You Are Here: LexHistory

Lexington History Museum
Event Type History
Date Saturdays

Spanish Matinee at Northside

Lexington Public Library
Event Type Culture
Date 6/6

Explore: Sensory Social Time

Lexington Public Library
Event Type Culture
Date 6/15

B-WOW! Paperback Pioneers - North

Project Ricochet
Event Type Creative Writing
Date 6/11-6/25

B-WOW! Paperback Pioneers - East

Project Ricochet
Event Type Creative Writing
Date 6/12-6/26

Tahlsound Reggae Fest

Tahlsound Concert Series
Event Type Performance
Date 7/28

Moonlight Melodies

The Kentuckians Chorus
Event Type Performance
Date 6/15

Chorus Rehearsal

The Kentuckians Chorus
Event Type Music
Date 6/18 and 6/25

Open for Daily Visitors

Living Arts & Science
Event Type Interactive
Date All Summer

African American Museum

The Lyric Theatre
Event Type Exhibition, Culture, History
Date All Summer

Historic Lyric

The Lyric Theatre
Event Type Museum
Date All Summer

Juneteenth Celebration

The Lyric Theatre
Event Type Culture
Date 6/19

General Admission

UK Art Museum
Event Type Museum
Date All Summer
June 2024
Friday June 21
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Institute 193 STEM Art Edu
8:00 am - 12:00 am Craft Bags
8:45 am - 12:00 pm Institute 193 STEM Art Edu
9:00 am - 12:00 am Summer Theatre School
10:00 am - 12:00 am General Admission
10:00 am - 12:00 am Open for Daily Visitors
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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: 

        • Cultural Pass venue participants that 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 pick up my pass?
We have partnered with Fayette County Public Schools to distribute the Cultural Passes to each student. If you are a home school, or private student in Fayette County or have lost your card, please email us at culturalpass@lexarts.org or visit LexArts at 161 N. Mill St. to pick up a card.

 

Where can I use my pass?
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. You can view Cultural Pass activities 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 redeem my pass for another activity not on the list?
This pass is not refundable and cannot be returned or redeemed for cash or credit.

 

Can I bring my parents?
Each student participant may 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 throughout Summer 2024.

 

How many times may I use the Cultural Pass?
There are no limits to how many activities you attend or reserve, usage is limited to the participating activities and venues.

 

How do I cancel a Culture Pass event registration?
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.

Translations:

Spanish | Swahili | Arabic | French | Nepali | Kinyarwanda | Japanese

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