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LexArts partners with Breeders’ Cup, brings public art project to downtown Lexington

To celebrate the 2020 Breeders' Cup, LexArts partnered with Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland, and Maker’s Mark to debut a public art project in downtown Lexington. The Painted Horse Trilogy features three full-size fiberglass horse sculptures painted by Kentucky artists Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Helene Steene and Agustin Zarate. The horses are on display in downtown near the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse...

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling statue installed downtown

The Breaking the Bronze Ceiling statue arrived in Lexington, KY on Thursday, August 6, and has been installed at the corner of Vine and Mill streets. Breaking the Bronze Ceiling received a $20,000 Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in June 2020. Chaired by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council Members, Jennifer Mossotti and Kathy Plomin, Breaking the Bronze...

Lexington wins big with National Endowment for the Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that it is awarding $215,000 in grant funding to six Lexington-based projects. “Lexington has a vibrant arts community, and these creative grants will offer new opportunities to our artists and to our citizens,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grants support creative placemaking projects that integrate arts, culture,...

“Stand,” new statue in downtown Lexington honors women

The official unveiling and and lighting of  “Stand” was held on Wednesday, August 19 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, giving many women the right to vote. The statue of five 20-foot tall women suffragists was done by nationally renowned artist Barbara Grygutis. “Lexington is shining bright tonight,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Through this sculpture, we are...