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To maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections.

Events

Mar
26

Stay Inspired: A Conversation With Les Waters, Kevin Moore, and Emily Tarquin

March 26 - March 26, 2017 Artistic Director Les Waters, Managing Director Kevin Moore, and Artistic Producer Emily Tarquin come together to discuss how they stay curious and inspir...
Mar
26

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection.
Mar
26

Speed Cinema Presents: The Defenders with Jim Blanton

Free Owsley Sunday Film The quarterly series, The Defenders, returns with the dynamic screening program in which local well-known figures are invited to pick one of their guilty p...
Mar
26

Rosemary Burkholder: Female Pioneer in Abstract Expressionism

March 1 - April 9, 2017 A discussion of the abstract expressionist movement in the Midwestern art community would not be complete without the work of Rosemary Burkholder (1921-2001...
Mar
26

Cry it Out

March 10 - April 9, 2017 by Molly Smith Metzler directed by Davis McCallum commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville March 10 – April 9, 2017 in the Bingham Theatre Cooped up ...
Mar
26

We’re Gonna Be Okay

March 7 - April 9, 2017 by Basil Kreimendahl directed by Lisa Peterson March 7 – April 9, 2017 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium During the Cuban Missile Crisis, two average America...
Mar
26

Music eX Series: Brittany MacWilliams, violin, Paul York, cello, & Lee Luvisi, piano

Brittany MacWilliams, violin, Paul York, cello, & Lee Luvisi, piano Program: Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-at, Op.
Mar
26

Speed Cinema Presents: 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Various Directors “They’re breathtaking in their diversity and gorgeous to view.
Mar
26

Louisville Youth Orchestra: Dance Revolution

The LYO, founded in 1958, provides an extraordinary musical experience for young people from grade school through age 21.
Mar
26

Airness

March 24 - April 9, 2017 by Chelsea Marcantel directed by Meredith McDonough March 24 – April 9, 2017 in the Victor Jory Theatre When Nina enters her first air guitar competition...
Mar
26

Recent Alien Abductions

March 17 - April 9, 2017 by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas directed by Les Waters March 17 – April 9, 2017 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium Álvaro is searching for a lost episode of The ...
Mar
26

University Early Music Ensemble *cancelled

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Mar
27

Recent Acquisitions and Other Treasures Exhibit

Let’s celebrate Muhammad Ali’s Birthday! The show will open Tuesday, January 17 with a special reception celebrating the 75th birthday of Louisville’s own Muhammad Ali, from ...
Mar
27

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation

The Hite Art Institute presents “Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation,” an exhibition of seven contemporary artists whose work explores the intersection between...
Mar
27

Addams Family

Mar
27

Stinky Kids (P)

Mar
27

Reservoir Dogs, Bitches at The Alley Theater

We are thrilled to bring back our 2 versions of the riveting Quentin Tarantino film, adapted for the stage by The Alley but with a twist.
Mar
27

The Memento Series: Travel & Leisure

People love their cars.
Mar
27

Guest Artist: Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano

Małgorzata Walentynowicz won the 1st Prize at the 37th Gaudeamus Interpreters’ Competition in Amsterdam (2009) and 1st Prize at the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Competiti...
Mar
27

University Jazz Rhythm Workshop & Jam

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Mar
28

Rosemary Burkholder: Female Pioneer in Abstract Expressionism

March 1 - April 9, 2017 A discussion of the abstract expressionist movement in the Midwestern art community would not be complete without the work of Rosemary Burkholder (1921-2001...
Mar
28

Airness

March 24 - April 9, 2017 by Chelsea Marcantel directed by Meredith McDonough March 24 – April 9, 2017 in the Victor Jory Theatre When Nina enters her first air guitar competition...
Mar
28

Recent Alien Abductions

March 17 - April 9, 2017 by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas directed by Les Waters March 17 – April 9, 2017 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium Álvaro is searching for a lost episode of The ...
Mar
29

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection.
Mar
29

Recent Alien Abductions

March 17 - April 9, 2017 by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas directed by Les Waters March 17 – April 9, 2017 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium Álvaro is searching for a lost episode of The ...

The Arts Link App is Here!

With the Louisville Arts Link App you now have a central arts calendar and can view upcoming events, purchase tickets, access your Arts Card, receive Arts Card discounts, access donor benefits, and even become a donor!

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Programs

EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative

The EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative is designed to increase and re-enforce opportunities for Louisville area children to have access to the arts as a critical component of their overall educational experience.  Includes programs serving all grade levels and establishing experiences across all Arts disciplines: drama, theatre, music and visual arts. Fund for the Arts Cultural Partners offer a variety of education programs in all arts disciplines.

Arts for Kosair Kids®

Launched in the fall of 2015, Arts for Kosair Kids® has engaged more than 360 youth on a weekly basis with arts residencies at the Americana Community Center, Home of the Innocents, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, Louisville Central Community Center, Summit Academy and Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen® Arts in Education Initiative

Delta Dental of Kentucky doubles down on supporting transformative arts experiences for students across the Commonwealth. In partnership with Fund for the Arts, thousands of students enjoy innovative arts programming that engages creative minds and inspires student success.

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