Something strange is going on here at the Fund – things keep disappearing from my desk! Someone told me the other day I need to go on Facebook to find out why. Celebrating 64 years of the Fund for the Arts is too much fun! After last week’s email I received countless notes about birthdays. I can’t wait to see the great things you guys accomplish with your birthday buddies. Continue sending your notes and stories my way. I love to hear from you! Be sure to check out all the fabulous events around town listed below, and how you can win two tickets to see West Side Story!

Now I want to introduce you to a couple of my friends who popped in to visit the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council AFL-CIO meeting at the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 14 this week over on Poplar Level Road. Yes, these are my old stomping grounds. I graduated from Camp Taylor Elementary and Thomas Jefferson High School. WOW! We had a great time! Watch this week’s video blog below to meet Calvin and Caroline.

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 campson 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 or email the completed (PDF) form to

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 or CLICK HERE and select “I have a question about ‘Arts Board Fair RSVP’ “.

Upcoming Events:

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

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

April 1 – May 6 Introduction to Glassblowing with McKinley Moore Louisville Visual Art Association

April 12 – 28 Another Cocktail Dear? Bunbury Theatre Company

April 19 BYU-Idaho Symphony Band FREE Concert at St. Stephen Baptist Church

April 19 Charpentier: Te Deum, Gounod: Messe Solennelle “St. Cecilia”  Louisville Chorus

April 21 Introduction to Millinery: Fascinator Class with Sarah Havens Louisville Visual Art Association

April 22 – 26 In Celebration of Shakespeare and Why Shakespeare Walden Theatre

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

May 9 – 19 Young American Shakespeare Festival Walden Theatre

May 11 – 18 Charlotte’s Web StageOne Family Theatre

May 14 – 19 West Side Story PNC Broadway in Louisville

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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