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To maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections.

Events

Jan
21

Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture

August 4, 2016 - February 12, 2017 Kentucky by Design celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Federal Art Project’s Index of American Design, which was part of President Franklin...
Jan
21

Run For Your Wife 2017

A fast-paced, outrageous comedy about a cab driver who lives a very ordinary life, with the exception that he has two wives! Complication piles upon hilarious complication as the c...
Jan
21

Yoga with Art

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville’s weekly Saturday Series.
Jan
21

The Speed Celebrates 90 Years of Art

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 10 AM – 10 PM FREE GENERAL ADMISSION ALL DAY The Speed kicks off its 90th anniversary year with a Community Celebration on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am ...
Jan
21

Carnival of the Animals

Bring your family to the Louisville Orchestra for a symphony classic and more musical fun all about animals.
Jan
21

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection.
Jan
21

Actors Theatre Gallery Presents: 23rd African American Art Exhibition

January 3 - February 12, 2017 A Juried Art Show The African American Art Exhibition at Actors Theatre is one of the oldest and leading national exhibitions of its kind.
Jan
21

The Sound of Music [Showtimes at 2P & 8P]

Jan
21

Speed Cinema Presents: The Unknown

The Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Celebration Directed by Tod Browning Louisville native Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks) directs one of Lon Chaney’s best silent films, rel...
Jan
21

Artist Talk: William J. O'Brien

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Jan
21

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

January 3 - January 29, 2017 Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes There will be no intermission.
Jan
21

All My Sons

Drama by ARTHUR MILLER Directed by Kathi B.
Jan
21

Las Mujeres Verdaderas Tienen Curvas (Real Women Have Curves)

Cinco latinas trabajan rápidamente para cumplir los dificiles plazos de producción en una pequeña factoria de costura en Los Angeles, California.
Jan
21

Wayward Actors: "Unhindered and Ungendered 2017: ONCE UPON A SPINNING WHEEL"

Waward Actors Company is pleased to invite you to the latest offering in our popular annual music revue series! "Unhindered and Ungendered 2017: ONCE UPON A SPINNING WHEEL" offe...
Jan
22

OWSLEY SUNDAYS: EVERY SUNDAY IS FREE!

Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021.
Jan
22

University of Louisville School of Music: Community Music Program Performance

This pop-up performance promotes the Speed’s values of Community and Inspiration.
Jan
22

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE - The Sleeping Beauty

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE Baxter Avenue Theatres Filmworks is proud to present live and recorded performances of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Jan
22

The Sound of Music [Showtimes at 1:00P & 6:30P]

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by Jack O’Brien, is coming to you.
Jan
22

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection.
Jan
22

Actors Theatre Gallery Presents: 23rd African American Art Exhibition

January 3 - February 12, 2017 A Juried Art Show The African American Art Exhibition at Actors Theatre is one of the oldest and leading national exhibitions of its kind.
Jan
22

Our City of the Flowers Exhibit Opening Reception

Please join us to welcome artist CRAIG BUNTING and MARK PUCKETT for an opening reception for their exhibition "Our City of the Flowers" Reception date: January 22...
Jan
22

Speed Cinema Presents: Topsy-Turvy

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Mike Leigh This lively musical biography covers the fifteen-month period between 1884 and 1885 when Sir Arthur Sullivan and W.
Jan
22

Conversation with the Artists: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

January 22 - January 22, 2017 Enjoy a lively post-show chat! Immediately following the 2:30 p.
Jan
22

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

January 3 - January 29, 2017 Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes There will be no intermission.
Jan
22

Las Mujeres Verdaderas Tienen Curvas (Real Women Have Curves)

Cinco latinas trabajan rápidamente para cumplir los dificiles plazos de producción en una pequeña factoria de costura en Los Angeles, California.

The Arts Link App is Here!

With the Louisville Arts Link App you now have a central arts calendar and can view upcoming events, purchase tickets, access your Arts Card, receive Arts Card discounts, access donor benefits, and even become a donor!

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Programs

EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative

The EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative is designed to increase and re-enforce opportunities for Louisville area children to have access to the arts as a critical component of their overall educational experience.  Includes programs serving all grade levels and establishing experiences across all Arts disciplines: drama, theatre, music and visual arts. Fund for the Arts Cultural Partners offer a variety of education programs in all arts disciplines.

Arts for Kosair Kids®

Launched in the fall of 2015, Arts for Kosair Kids® has engaged more than 360 youth on a weekly basis with arts residencies at the Americana Community Center, Home of the Innocents, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, Louisville Central Community Center, Summit Academy and Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen® Arts in Education Initiative

Delta Dental of Kentucky doubles down on supporting transformative arts experiences for students across the Commonwealth. In partnership with Fund for the Arts, thousands of students enjoy innovative arts programming that engages creative minds and inspires student success.

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