A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse! A winning Kentucky Derby horse that is. I love Derby season, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Know what else we are celebrating this week? My friend William Shakespeare’s birthday! I bet you didn’t know Will and I were friends. We go way back, if the truth be told! You know, all of a sudden I have a fabulous idea! How about you try to count how many of the Bard’s quotes I have hidden in this little email and as luck would have it I have 2 tickets to see The Louisville Orchestra this weekend that I will give to one lucky winner! The game is afoot!

Take a moment today to send Kentucky Shakespeare a note and congratulate them on their 1 millionth child enlightened!

Now watch this week’s video blog because it is a foregone conclusion that it will leave you in stitches! And check out the events below as we announce the be all and end all of 64th anniversary giveaways!

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!

The Fund for the Arts will host a Community Arts Board Fair on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the offices of Hilliard Lyons.  The community Arts Board Fair will be an opportunity for community members looking to volunteer on a board of directors of an arts organization to connect with arts organizations seeking board members.

Arts organizations hoping to participate in the board fair should fill out an application at www.register.fundforthearts.com or email the completed (PDF) form to mmando@fundforthearts.com

Your completed application should also include the following:

• 501(c)3 Documentation
• Current listing of board of directors

Applications due by April 23rd.

All organizations will be notified of their acceptance to the fair by April 30th.

Community members hoping to attend the board fair should RSVP to Meghan Mando at mmando@fundforthearts.com or CLICK HERE and select “I have a question about ‘Arts Board Fair RSVP’ “.

Upcoming Events:

Now – April 30 SPOT THE ARTS BUS GIVEAWAY!  Send pictures of the TARC Fund for the Arts Bus to fundforthearts@gmail.com and you can win 2 West Side Story tickets!

Now – April 26 In Celebration of Shakespeare and Why Shakespeare Walden Theatre

Now – April 28 Another Cocktail Dear? Bunbury Theatre Company

Now – May 5 Matthew Ronay Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Now – May 6 Introduction to Glassblowing with McKinley Moore Louisville Visual Art Association

Now – May 8 At the Races: The Graphic Art of Sport Racing Louisville Visual Art Association

Now – May 19 Kentuckiana Sublime: Harland Hubbard and New Perspectives on Nature Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 23 – 28 Menopause The Musical  Actors Theatre of Louisville

April 25 – 26 Pictures & Painters Louisville Orchestra

April 27 The Music of The Who! Louisville Orchestra

April 28 Pops Concert Louisville Youth Choir

April 28 And They’re Off! Louisville Youth Orchestra

April 30 Pre-Derby Formal w/ Baby Dee & Little Annie Performance Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

May 9 – 19 Young American Shakespeare Festival Walden Theatre

May 11 – 18 Charlotte’s Web StageOne Family Theatre

May 12 Second Sunday MakerSpace Art Workshop: Mother’s Day Cards Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

May 14 – 19 West Side Story PNC Broadway in Louisville

May 18  Bacon Ball Louisville Visual Art Association

May 23 – 27 Abbey Road on the River

Ongoing Artebella Louisville Visual Art Association

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


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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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