Institute 193 is pleased to announce SUMMER SHOP, a pop-up event featuring all of the publications, merchandise, prints, and albums created over the course of our twelve year program. Beginning on June 18th, the gallery will transform into a retail space chronicling the fruit of Institute 193's publishing projects, inviting patrons to reflect on our ongoing mission to promote artists, writers and musicians from the modern South. We invite you back into the gallery this coming Saturday for the grand opening of SUMMER SHOP, beginning at 11 AM. Hosted during regular gallery hours through July 22, SUMMER SHOP is a special opportunity to purchase a piece of our organization's history. Grab a hat, a book, a record, or anything else your heart desires, and support the mission and growth of Institute 193.
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Founded in 2009, Institute 193 embraces the notion that groundbreaking contemporary art can and does emerge outside of large metropolitan centers. Institute 193 provides artists from Kentucky and the Southeastern United States—selected not by commercial viability, but by the quality and relevance of their work—with exhibition and publication opportunities. It also endeavors to help these artists gain broader media exposure and foster connections in art markets across the globe. Institute 193’s original gallery space is located in Lexington, Kentucky, a mid-sized city with a vibrant creative community. Nevertheless, Lexington lacks a museum or a center for contemporary art. Institute 193 fills this cultural void by hosting musical performances, film screenings, lectures, and other community-driven events in addition to visual art exhibitions.
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