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Tory Parker
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Fund for the Arts to Host Open House Birthday Party on April 11 in Honor of Turning 75 Years Old 

Louisville, KY (April 4, 2024) – In celebration of 75 years of operation, Fund for the Arts will host an Open House in the first-floor lobby of their historic downtown building from 12 – 5 pm on April 11. There will be a special champagne toast with present and past Presidents and CEOs of the Fund for the Arts at 2:30 pm.  

The event is open to anyone who would like to join! There will be free desserts from local culinary artists including Hip Hop Sweet Shop, Sweets by Millie, and Maddie About Cake, as well as refreshing beverages courtesy of the downtown Heine Brothers Coffee.  

Guests will be invited to spin the wheel for Fund for the Arts-branded prizes including tote bags, umbrellas, and much more. Guests who arrive at the top of the hour can enter to win a Birthday Present from the Fund! Presents include: Fund for the Arts wine glasses, a Fund-branded bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon, and even artwork by local artists.  

Onsite, guests can get creative at the I Am An Artist. activity stations while they enjoy their sweet treats, learn about what’s happening at the Fund for the Arts, and mingle with other arts lovers.  

“We are so proud to have been a part of this City of Artists for 75 years,” said Andre Kimo Stone Guess, President and CEO of Fund for the Arts. “While much has changed since 1949, our belief in the power and relevance of this community’s arts ecosystem has never wavered. As we continue to advocate for everyone in our community to embrace their artistic identities, we are excited to host this open-invite party in celebration of decades of dedication.”  

WHERE: 623 W Main Street, Louisville KY 40202 

WHEN: April 11, 12 – 5 pm 

WHO: Hosted by Fund for the Arts, open for all  


Founded in 1949, Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community by generating resources for, investing in, and supporting our local arts, artists, and arts organizations. The Fund envisions a healthy and vibrant community where everyone embraces the art that exists in our lives every day, everyone contributes to the well-being of our arts community, and it is understood that everyone belongs to the arts community. The organization facilitates the largest arts grant program in Greater Louisville, serves as Louisville Metro Government’s Local Arts Agency, and conducts one of the two oldest united arts campaigns in the country. For more information, visit  


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