Some people call it a diamond anniversary but here at the Fund for the Arts, its just one more birthday we get to spend making Louisville a great American city!  It has been just 65 years since Mayor Farnsley set out to create a way for the Arts to not just survive, but to thrive in this community.  And thanks to parents who make sure their children dream, teachers who understand you need the Arts to develop minds, and citizens who know Main Street is lined with buses headed to Arts events because of their dollars – we are THRIVING!

We have been hopping all over town from Republic Bank to Brown-Forman, from TARC to the Kentucky Lottery. And if we haven’t seen you yet, don’t worry – we will see you soon!  Until then, we have a special request for you.  Watch my latest video blog below, and find out what Fund for the Arts needs from you during our 65th birthday this April.



COMING IN APRIL William Tolbert Whittenberg
NeXt! Leadership
Development Program



Whittenberg Scholarship Next!

Upcoming Events:

Now – Apr. 1 JCC’s Patio Gallery’s StudioWorks 2014 Exhibit  Jewish Community Center

Now – Apr. 6  The Color Purple  CenterStage

Now – Apr. 6 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre

Now – Apr. 22 50 Years…And Counting Actors Theatre Gallery

Mar. 27 & 28 Double Concertos! The Louisville Orchestra

Mar. 28 PRESS:  Artist & Machine Reception Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Mar. 29 – Jun. 1  PRESS:  Artist & Machine Exhibit  Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Mar. 29 Canadian Brass The Louisville Orchestra

Apr. 2 Nightscapes by Sunny Ra Exhabition Louisville Visual Art Association

Apr. 3, 5, 11 & 12 Connecting Cultures – Connecting Kentucky Walden Theatre

April 3 & 4 Portrait of Robert Schumann Louisville Orchestra

Apr. 4 & 5 Complementary Voices The Louisville Ballet

April 8 Food for Thought: Sarah Havens Louisville Visual Art Association

Apr. 10 & 11 Beethoven’s Ninth Louisville Orchestra

April 11 Art Walks the Runway Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 19 orKIDStra Musical Menagerie Louisville Orchestra 

April 27 Pops Concert Louisville Youth Choir

May 10 & 11 Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly Stage One Family Theatre

Kentucky Shakespeare Announces their Summer season here.

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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