Please join other longtime supporters, current and former board members, arts leaders, volunteers, and donors for a special anniversary event celebrating the legacy of the arts in this community, the vision for the future, and of course, you.

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Throughout the night, enjoy performances by:

  • Cirque Louis
  • Kentucky Shakespeare
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Louisville Story Program
  • Louisville Visual Art
  • Louisville Youth Choir
  • Louisville Youth Orchestra
  • Musicians from The Louisville Orchestra
  • Squallis Puppeteers
  • StageOne Family Theatre
  • West Louisville Performing Arts Academy

Special guest appearances include:

  • Tonya Abeln, Churchill  Downs Director of Corporate Communications
  • Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra Music Director
  • Kirby Adams, Courier-Journal Reporter
  • Jecorey “1200” Arthur, 2016 Awards in the Arts Emerging Leader Artist, Hip-hop Artist, Musician, Music Teacher
  • Christina Lee Brown
  • Laura Lee Brown, 21c Co-Founder
  • Allan Cowen, Allan Cowen Consulting President and former Fund for the Arts President & CEO
  • JP Davis, Fund for the Arts Senior Vice President
  • Viki Diaz
  • Charlie Farnsley, Fund for the Arts Campaign Co-Chair and Financial Advisor & CCO, Bahe Farnsley Advisors
  • Mindy Farnsley, Fund for the Arts Campaign Co-Chair, Preferred Benefits Vice President
  • Emcee Angie Fenton, Voice-Tribune & Extol Magazine Editor-in-Chief and WHAS 11 Correspondent
  • Mayor Greg Fischer
  • Idris Goodwin, StageOne Family Theatre Producing Artistic Director
  • Councilman David James, Louisville Metro Council President/District 6
  • Hafsa Jama, Louisville Story Program student
  • Cynthia Knapek, Leadership Louisville President
  • Karen Lawrence
  • Todd Lowe, 2019 Fund for the Arts Campaign Co-Chair & Board Chair, Parthenon LLC President
  • Kent Oyler, Greater Louisville Inc. President & CEO
  • Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet
  • Chef Damaris Phillips, Host of Food Network’s “Southern At Heart with Damaris Phillips”
  • Victoria Russell, Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Papa John’s International
  • Representative Attica Scott, District 41
  • Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4 Councilwoman, former Fund for the Arts President & CEO
  • Darcy Thompson, Louisville Story Program Director
  • Paul Thompson, LG&E and KU President & CEO
  • Vince Tyra, University of Louisville Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics
  • Jean West, WFPL Afternoon Host
  • Karen Williams,  Louisville Tourism President & CEO
  • Walter Woods, Humana Foundation CEO
  • Laura Zachariah, Awards in the Arts Chair
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