Only eleven days remain in the 2012 Fund for the Arts Campaign. With $550,000 to go until we reach the goal, we can’t waste a single moment!  This week I headed over to JeffBoat on the sunny side of Louisville to visit with our art loving, barge building friends.   They get how important arts education is to their community.  They understand the lasting effect that arts in the classroom has on their children because they have seen first hand how it can change a child’s life.

Join us this week by making an impact and help keep the arts afloat in our schools.   Click here to make a donation for creativity.  Forward this message on to a friend so they too can become a part of the movement!


We are so excited about the last 11 days of the campaign that we are giving away 2 tickets to see Billy Elliotat the Kentucky Center!

All you have to do to enter is answer the question “When do you dance?” :

  • On our Facebook post announcing the contest
  • On our Blog comments
  • Post a dancing video on Youtube with the title “Fund for the Arts send me to see Billy Elliot”
  • Or @reply us on Twitter using #FFTA4BILLY.

That’s four different ways to enter!    Contest ends Friday, June 22nd at midnight.  Enter as many times as you like!

Arts Events:

Billy Elliot dances his way into Louisville at the Kentucky Center June 26th – July 1st.  Tickets on sale now.

Oh the sights you can spy with only one eye! See Walden Theatre’s “The Seuss-Odyssey”, June 22nd – August 4th.

This Thursday, June 21st, The Louisville Artists Syndicate is back with “Tag the River”. Graffiti + Hip Hop. Be there!  Visit Louisville Visual Art Association for more details.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio glass. See 50 Years of Studio Glass at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft now through July 1st.

Have we been to visit your work place this week? See photos from our many outings on Flickr by clicking on the image below:

Like us on FACEBOOK to stay up-to-date on the latest arts news and ticket information.  Together through the arts, we really do create a great American city!

Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

In the Press:

WDRB 41 – Help children you may know grow as people with the Fund for the Arts

Great Day Live – Fund for the Arts gives kids experience in drama, dance, music, visual arts

WFPL – Listen for Barbara on June 22nd on Byline at 1:00pm

WHAS 11 – Tomorrow June 20th at 12:30

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