4 Art Events in Central KY In The Upcoming Weeks

    4 Art Events in Central KY In The Upcoming Weeks

    Feb 14, 2018

    Art is important to the life of any prospering community.

    Whether you're an artist yourself or simply a fan, there's a lot to be learned by observing the product of an artist's hard work and devotion. With so many artists in a city, though, practicing all different sorts of art,  it can be difficult to know how or when to actually see their art, especially if they’re not performers or if they don't sell their work in stores. Thankfully, there are tons of events in Lexington devoted to allowing artists to show off their talents. These people have dedicated hours of their time to putting out their work, and this is their opportunity to showcase their pieces to the world. It's the passion that goes into it that makes art so fascinating to look at, regardless of medium, message, or interpretation.

    Here's our list of the top 5 upcoming art events in Lexington, KY:

    1. LexArts Gallery HOP

    It's not always easy to catch a glimpse of what an artist is working on. Not every artist has a public studio, puts their pieces up for sale in stores, or has their work displayed in a museum. That's what makes the LexArts Gallery HOP so special - it allows the public to view dozens of galleries and art exhibits, all in one huge event. Possibly the greatest visual arts celebration in the city, the LexArts HOP is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest in the Lexington art scene. There are nearly 50 location to see, and patrons are encouraged to  visit as many or as few as they would like. Admission is free.

    Dates: Friday, May 16  (the third Friday of every other month)

    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Locations: Click here for a list of participating venues

    2. Hamiltunes LEX Sing-A-Long

    Love Hamilton? Of course you do. Few people nowadays don’t. That’s why the producers of the smash-hit Broadway show have authorized free sing-a-long programs for groups of fans everywhere to gather and celebrate their love of their musical together. You can sign up to sing your favorite characters’ songs, come in costume, or, if the spotlight’s not your think, simply watch from the audience. You’re not going to want to throw away this shot!

    Dates: February 17

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: Willis Music (130 West Tiverton Way #135, Lexington, KY 40503)

    Click here for more info on their Facebook page.

    3. RENT: The Twentieth Anniversary Tour

    In 1996, an original rock musical by little-known composer Jonathan Larson opened on Broadway, forever changing the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world, including right here in Kentucky. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®- winning masterpiece is coming to the Danville’s Newlin House as part of a vibrant 20th-anniversary touring production, and you’re not going to want to miss out. When’s the next time you’ll get to see an official production of RENT? There’s no day but today!

    Click here for tickets.

    Date: February 18

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Newlin Hall (600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422)

    4. Spring Intro to Printmaking Class at Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative

    Looking for an event that will help you actually make some art ? Whether you are a beginner or a master printer, the folks at Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative can help you make a print!  Explore a new printmaking medium technique every week. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, basic lithography and more! $60 per month-long session.

    Adult Intro to Printmaking (ages 18 & up)

    Dates: Thursdays, March 8-29

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Location: Artworks at the Carver Center (522 Patterson Street, Lexington, KY 40508)

    Click here to register.

    Do you know of any art-centric Lexington events? This city offers so much to do, and things certainly don't slow down just for the winter. There are events for people and families of all ages, and you don't want to miss out on any of the fun! Can you see yourself living in the Lexington area?


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