“I have a dream, like many other young aspiring performers, of performing at the Metropolitan Opera or in Carnegie Hall someday.  This is an ambitious dream to have and I realize it may never come true, but I would be greatly content singing in nearly any venue, as long as I have the chance to perform.”

This is the opening sentence of an email we received seven years ago from Mary Hollis Hundley who was looking for a little help to make her dreams come true.  And thanks to Joan Whittenberg and the William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Excellence, we were able to offer Mary Hollis a first step on her journey.  In fact, 32 talented actors, singers, dancers and musicians have started their journey since 1989, thanks to the generosity of Joan Whittenberg.  Today we are thrilled to announce two new names on that distinguished list of winners.

Sarita Gustely Neil Rao


Watch this weeks video blog to hear about our winners…

It is that time of year!  Our fabulous Cultural Partners have been working hard to develop the most creative environment for your child to thrive in this summer.  View a listing of 2013 Arts and Culture Summer camps on our website today!


Upcoming Events:

Every Thursday @10AM Listen to ArtBEAT! streaming live on ART+FM with Barbara Sexton Smith -> Get the App

Now Louisville Youth Orchestra -> Audition Information

June 4 St.  Paul UMC Concert Series (FREE)

June 6 – 23 Motherhood Out Loud Actors Theatre

June 7 First Friday Trolley Hop

June 7 – July 6 Louisvillians Who Lead @Public

June 8 Curator Talk – Harlan Hubbard Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

June 9 Chart Toppers: Classic Songs of the ’50’s & ’60’s  Louisville Chorus & Beargrass Christian Church Choir

June 10 Hadley Prize Media Presentation @PUBLIC

June 13 Pops Concert (FREE) Louisville Philharmonia

June 13 – 23 Becky’s New Car Little Colonel Players

June 15 Art Buffet – Eric Carle’s Birthday @Middletown Library

June 20 – July 14 Twelfth Night Kentucky Shakespeare

June 20 Reasons to Be Pretty Bard’s Town Theatre

June 24 – July 22 Summer Monday Movie Nights Kentucky Shakespeare

July 2 Fanfare for the 4th: Musical Visions of America  Louisville Chorus

July 5 First Friday Trolley Hop

July 11-21 Legally Blonde Center Stage

July 12-28 Seussical the Musical Hayswood Theatre

July 18 – 21 Taming of the Shrew Kentucky Shakespeare

July 26 – 28 Alice in Wonderland  Clarksville Little Theatre

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Kentucky Opera

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at PNC Broadway in Louisville 

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Louisville Ballet

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at Actors Theatre of Louisville

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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