Lunch with the Arts

The Art Center is pleased to host regular arts appreciation lectures during which artists in a wide variety of creative genres are invited to share their passion and craft. Past presenters have included painters, potters, singers, dancers, writers, poets, landscape architects, archaeologists, musicians, historians – and more!

Our upcoming Winter 2023 “Power and Possibility” series explores the intersection of art and power, examining how humans use stories, music, and art to interpret our histories, our communities, and ourselves. Humanities subjects to be addressed include history, anthropology, and creative writing.

New at the Art Center!

The Art Center is offering wine, beer, and cocktails for sale by the glass during this event. Cocktail enjoyment will begin at 5:30 pm with last call at 7 pm. Featured at evening events only.

Thank you to our Lunch with the Arts Sponsors:


A Musical Evening with Jeri Katherine Howell and Nat Colten | March 2 | 6 to 7 pm | $5

In this evening event, musicians Jeri Katherine Howell and Nat Colten will provide a thought-provoking hour of song. Both artists were born and raised in Frankfort, and grew up on bluegrass, Appalachian, country, classical, and world musical traditions.  Come enjoy this hour of soulful songs. 


Power and Possibility


Winter Humanities “Power and Possibility” LWTA Series | A Talk with Dan Solberg from UK Art Museum | March 8 | Noon to 1 pm 

For our first lunch, we are delighted to have Dan Solberg, Education Coordinator at the UK Art Museum, talk about demystifying museums and educational curation, as well as what to expect from upcoming programming at the UK Art Museum. Join us for this insightful conversation. 


Winter Humanities “Power and Possibility” LWTA Series | A Talk with Lamont Collins from Roots 101 African-American History Museum | March 15 | Noon to 1 pm 

Our second lunch features Lamont Collins, the founder of the Roots 101 African-American History Museum. Collins will talk about the founding of the museum, current exhibits, and the power stories play in museum creation.


Winter Humanities “Power and Possibility” LWTA Series | A Talk with Joey Yates from KMAC Museum | March 22 | Noon to 1 pm 

Our third lunch features Joey Yates, Curatorial Director of KMAC Museum. Yates will delve into his curation process, talk about upcoming exhibits at KMAC and other programs including the annual art and fashion KMAC Couture event. Yates will discuss how he and KMAC utilizes art as a primary tool for bringing people together, showcasing how art has the power to transcend cultural and regional boundaries. 


The Art Center of the Bluegrass appreciates the continuing situation with the COVID-19 virus. In response to this and other life situations, the Art Center continues to offer low cost classes with high quality instructors. For all programming, our new policy in regards to refunds is the following: With a doctor’s note, we will provide a full credit for classes that are missed.  If you miss one class in a multi-week class, we are unable to provide a credit for that class.  Another option for you is to donate your class credit to our scholarship fund for children’s programming.  We are unable to provide cash or credit card refunds.  Thank you for understanding.