Arts Access

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is committed to making the arts accessible to all. This includes:

Commitment to Diversity

The Art Center of the Bluegrass values the diversity of our region.

We believe Black Lives Matter.

We recognize the privilege and responsibility we have as an organization to improve our practices.

We acknowledge the power of the arts to express ideas, thoughts, and emotions that are sometimes challenging to express in other ways.

We believe connecting people to art, culture, and creativity improves communities.

We commit to amplifying the perspectives of artists from diverse backgrounds through inclusive anti-racist practices, exhibits, and programming to honor our differences and bring people together.

Building Accessibility

The 4th Street entrance to the building is accessible via ramp for visitors with mobility limitations. All three floors of the building are accessible via elevator. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the first floor.

Welcoming Restrooms

The two restrooms on the 2nd floor are designated as Family Friendly and Gender Neutral. An infant changing table is available in the restroom at the end of the hall, while the restroom to the right has a sturdy, multi-purpose table that can accommodate a larger child.

Sensory Backpacks

The Art Center now has two sensory backpacks for use throughout the building. Inside these backpacks you will find noise cancelling headphones, dim-light sunglasses, various fidget toys, a stuffed toy, and information on where things are located throughout the Art Center. If you would like to use one of these backpacks, you may request one at the front desk.

To help prepare for your visit, check out the Art Center of the Bluegrass Social Story about what to expect while visiting the exhibits. You can request a copy at the front desk when you arrive or download here.


• Where are you located? 401 W. Main Street, Danville, KY 40422. (Great place to put a map).

What are your hours? We are open Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays to the public.

Is there a cost to visit the Art Center? There is no cost to visit the Art Center. Grants and donations allow us to have all the exhibits available to the public at no cost.

Where can I park? The Art Center has a small parking lot behind the building, accessible from 4th Street. There is one reserved handicap accessible spot available. There is also street parking in front of the building and along Main Street.

Is there transportation to the Art Center? The city of Danville does not have public transportation. Our local community action partnership does provide a bus route around Danville. For further information on local transportation options please click:

Is there an accessible ramp? Yes, we have an accessible ramp on the 4th Street side entrance.

Is there an elevator in the building? Yes, we have an elevator that is easily accessible and gives access to all three floors of the building.

Do you have wheelchair accessible bathrooms? Yes, we have two wheelchair accessible bathrooms on the first floor.

Do you allow service dogs? Yes, service dogs are allowed at the Art Center.

Do you have courtesy wheelchairs? We have one courtesy wheelchair that is provided on a first come first served basis. Please reserve this wheelchair by calling 859-236-4054 before your visit.

Do you have bathrooms that are family friendly and gender neutral? Yes, we have a family friendly/gender neutral bathroom on the second floor. There is a changing table.

Is your museum kid friendly? Yes, children are welcome to visit our exhibits, artist studios, gift gallery, and Lisi’s Children’s Art Lab.

Can I touch the art when visiting? Please keep a respectful distance from the art while visiting the Art Center. We may have some opportunities to interact with the art, but those areas will be identified.

Can I eat or drink while visiting? Please leave food and beverage at home when visiting the Art Center.

Can I smoke or vape while visiting the Art Center? Smoking and vaping are prohibited on the grounds of the Art Center.

Can I take pictures of the art? Yes, you may photograph the art but do not use a flash.

I need to take a break during my visit, where should I sit? We have seating in our lounge area on the first floor, in our Main Gallery space, and in the Historic Hallway gallery.

I have sensory needs; how does your museum accommodate those needs? Our staff is happy to direct you to quiet areas during your visit should you need them. We also have sensory backpacks available upon request.

I have sensory needs; how does your museum accommodate those needs? Our staff is happy to direct you to quiet areas during your visit should you need them. We also have sensory backpacks available upon request.

I need an interpreter for my visit, is that available? Should an interpreter be needed please call before your visit so we can try to arrange what you need.

I am visually impaired, are materials available in braille throughout the museum for my visit? We do not have materials in braille so please call before you visit so we can try to arrange what you need.

Still have questions after reviewing this list? Contact us at 859-236-4054 or email us at

We look forward to your visit.

Access Accommodations

If you require special accommodations to participate in Art Center programming, please contact our Executive Director, Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or Sign language interpretation may be available for some programs, with sufficient advance notice. Our grant funding for ASL interpretation has ended, but we are looking for ways to continue to offer this service. If you’ve got ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

Scholarship Fund

The Art Center maintains a robust scholarship fund that is available to children and adults for whom class registration fees pose a financial hardship. Scholarships for Art Center classes are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, availability of funds, and space in the requested class. To request a scholarship application, please contact Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or

Equity in Hiring

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment. Accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process will be provided upon advance request. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Thank you to Toyota for ensuring our exhibits are always free for the public.