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Our Mission

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

Jul
21

Magnificent Mona Von Bismarck

The Frazier History Museum is thrilled to be presenting the fantastically opulent life of Mona Von Bismarck.
Jul
21

AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR: MUSLIM CULTURES NEAR AND FAR

America to Zanzibar is an immersive, interactive exhibit about the diversity of Muslim cultures in our community, our country, and the world.
Jul
21

School's Out Science Camp - Summer 2018

When school is out, camp is IN.
Jul
21

"enter new worlds" Exhibition

enter new worlds Andrew Abbott Suann Childers June 1 - July 27 opening reception Friday, June 1 6 - 9 p.
Jul
21

"GROUNDING" Exhibition

GALLERY SHOW: “GROUNDING” Group Show Featuring Artists: Tom Brydelsky Emily Hanako Momohara Kathryn Keller Moremen Moloney Contemporary 939 E.
Jul
21

Nature in Play

Ceramic sculpture by John McCarthy and the majority of prints and drawings by Susan Moffett celebrate all of nature with a lighthearted, playful approach to plants, animals, fruits...
Jul
21

Western Block Party

Join Western Library’s Block Party on Saturday, July 21, for fun and community activities! Sponsors include the LMPD, the Health Department, Norton Healthcare, the Chestnut St.
Jul
21

Garden Game Day

Ever wonder what it woudl be like to play croquet, badminton or Frisbee jam, but never had the chance? Maybe board games are more your style- well we are taking Yahtzee, Twister an...
Jul
21

Children in the Dell Saturday

Join our usual merry band of kiddos in the Children in the Dell World Headquarters (aka the log cabin) rain or shine! This popular Saturday morning program is the perfect opportuni...
Jul
21

Clay Date - Pottery Making at Magpie3x3

Bring your date, spouse, friend, sister, mother or come solo.
Jul
21

CirqueLouis

"Happy Birthday!" is a celebration of birthday magic, community, and coming of age.
Jul
21

Bard-a-thon Double Feature: Othello and Henry IV, Part I

OTHELLO directed by Matt Wallace “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster.
Jul
21

See. Stop. Sketch.

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday.
Jul
21

Speed Reading Book Club

Join us for this unique program that is part book discussion, part guided tour.
Jul
21

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection.
Jul
21

Speed Cinema Presents 2018 Sundance Short Film Festival Tour

Various Directors Short on time but big on style, the 2018 Sundance Short Film Tour features seven works displaying a wide variety of storytelling, including fiction, documentary, ...
Jul
21

Free Movie Series at The Edison Center

 NITEFLIX - A free monthly outdoor movie series this summer 2018 one Saturday per month in the parking lot of The Edison Center, 701 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203 (7th St.
Jul
22

OWSLEY SUNDAYS: EVERY SUNDAY IS FREE!

Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021.
Jul
22

Nature in Play Opening Reception

Ceramic sculpture by John McCarthy and the majority of prints and drawings by Susan Moffett celebrate all of nature with a lighthearted, playful approach to plants, animals, fruits...
Jul
22

Family Clay Date - Pottery Making at Magpie3x3

A family-friendly clay experience.
Jul
22

The Comedy of Errors

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS directed by Matt Wallace “We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
Jul
22

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection.
Jul
22

Fresh Look Tour

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour.
Jul
22

Free Owsley Sunday Film: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Directed by Jeff Dupre—In Person Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring black and brown young men, New York-based visual artis...
Jul
22

Speed Cinema Presents 2018 Sundance Short Film Festival Tour

Various Directors Short on time but big on style, the 2018 Sundance Short Film Tour features seven works displaying a wide variety of storytelling, including fiction, documentary, ...

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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