With the expansion and the new endeavors this year, the Art Center will feature a limited exhibition schedule.
The Southern Woman Show is an exploration of an evolving understanding of Southern femininity, including the unique experiences, identities, and narratives of women hailing from the American South. With a blend of personal narratives, artistic expressions, and poetry, this brings a deeper understanding of the complex social, cultural, and historical contexts that shape the lives of Southern women.
“A Southern Woman” will be on display from January through April/May 2024 at the Art Center of the Bluegrass in Danville, KY. The show will comprise three inter-related exhibits, along with educational opportunities for children and adults. This exhibit series has been successful at fostering visitor engagement with relevant topics.
artS Appreciation series
The Arts Appreciation Lecture Series is a captivating program that celebrates the diverse world of arts and culture. This series brings together experts, scholars, and artists who share their knowledge, insights, and passion for various artistic disciplines. We hope the Arts Appreciation Series brings a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts, fostering a lifelong love for creativity and cultural exploration.
lunch with the arts
Lunch with the Arts is held the first Wednesday of each month from noon – 1pm.
The series begins in November.
evening with the arts
Evening with Arts is on Thursdays from 6 pm-7 pm. Evening with the Arts includes wine, beer, and cocktails for sale by the glass. The Art Center bar opens at 5:30 pm, prior to the event.
This new series will be for creatives who would like to further their knowledge of the creative industry. More information is coming soon.
local artist groups
Danville is an artistic community and there are several artist groups who meet regularly.
Gathering Artists meet at the “Art Studio” at the Art Center on the second Saturday of every month at 10:15am. Contact below for further information.
plein air artists
Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky meet each Monday during season at a different outdoor location and at the “Art Studio” during the winter months. Contact below for further information.
In furthering our mission of connecting people to art, culture, and creativity, the Art Center of the Bluegrass organizes periodic guided art trips. In the past few years, the Art Center has led art trips to Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, Boston, London, and Paris.
We love traveling with other art lovers to explore great museums and cultural attractions.
The Art Center will host artist markets once the ballroom space is renovated and open for business. Stay tuned for more information.
The Art Center facilitates a public art committee for the community and acts as a resource for anyone interested in public art in the area.
GIVING ARTISTS A SPACE TO CREATE
Art Studio Program
The art studio program gives artists a space to create and an audience for their work. There are six studios available. One of the studios is for public use, allowing artists to “rent the space” daily. One studio is a sponsored studio, supporting artists from diverse backgrounds.
Our current artists are:
Terrell Atwood, David Farmer, Katherine Uptegraff - White