LEXINGTON, Ky. — LexArts, Lexington’s United Arts Fund and community arts council, will renew its commitment to raising funds on behalf of Lexington’s arts community at a campaign kickoff and arts showcase at noon on Tuesday, March 12th, at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington.
Arts administrators, area business leaders, Mayor Gorton and local government officials, artists, arts patrons, arts lovers and others will gather at the historic Kentucky Theatre on Tuesday, March 12th to officially launch the 2019 Fund for the Arts campaign. The arts showcase is free and open to the public and a complimentary lunch will be served to all guests.
The event will be hosted by LexArts President & CEO, Nan Plummer, along with LexArts Board Chair, John Cioci, and 2019 Campaign Chairs Suzanne Elliott, Jim Elliott, Jill Hall Rose, and Fran Taylor.
The program will include special guest performances and activities by several of LexArts’ partner and grantee organizations — a trumpet fanfare from the Lexington Philharmonic, traditional Irish dancers from Bluegrass Ceili Academy, a scene from Bluegrass Opera’s original Mary Todd, a violin concerto featuring Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras and Lexington Philharmonic, a special performance of Lexington Children’s Theatre’s High School Musical, and a teen poetry howl with Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. There will also be pre-program activities with Living Arts & Science Center and Lexington Art League.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Reserve lunch and seats here.