LexArts

History

Timeline

2005 —  LACC is renamed LexArts.  As this new entity, LexArts is dedicated to contributing to and expanding the Lexington arts community, as well as promoting artist events all across the Lexington-Fayette area.


2003 — Dynamic Doors: Portals to Creativity   Artists, school groups and community organizations transformed doors from the raised Bluegrass/Aspendale housing project into works of art displayed throughout the city.  LACC launches Distinguished Speakers Series.  A Night for the Arts expands to Arts Showcase Weekend.


2002 —  LACC undertakes management of the new Downtown Arts Center.  Dee (Peretz) Fizdale retires after 23 years of service.  James M. Clark hired as LACC's new President & CEO.


2001 —  Horse Mania auction raises $758,688 for local charities, enabling the Public Art Fund to be established by LACC.  Eighty charities received more than $350,000.


2000 —  Horse Mania, a community-wide public art project, presented by LACC.


1999 —  Mrs. Lucille C. Little provides Endowment Challenge.


1996 —  LACC secures an endowment from Mrs. Lucille C. Little and establishes a separate endowment with the Bluegrass Community Foundation.


1994 - present —  Downtown Gallery Hop program initiated and coordinated by LACC


1992 —  First annual "A Night for the Arts" showcase at the Opera House in Lexington.


1991 —  Apollo Awards initiated, major awards to businesses and individuals.


1989 —  Merger of the Lexington Council of the Arts and the Fund for the Arts forms the Lexington Arts & Cultural Council (LACC).


1988 —  NEA Local Government Incentive Grant results in LFUCG's $250,000 support of the annual Campaign for the Arts.


1987 —  Leadership involvement in the development of magnet schools, including the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA), in the Fayette County Public Schools.


1985 - 2003 —  Over $13 million raised to support the operations of Beneficiary Organizations, offering programs and services to artists, arts organizations and the community.


1984 —  Fund for the Arts (United Arts Fund) is established.


1984 - 2003 —  Art á la Carte and Gallery Exhibitions employ local artists of all disciplines.


1980 - 1983 —  Renovation of ArtsPlace into a major community arts center - $1.4 Million raised.


1978 - 1979   Leadership involvement in the development and implementation of the Arts in Basic Education Program in the Fayette County Public School system.


1972 - 2007 —  created and produced ArtScene, a monthly calendar for the arts


1972   21 arts and arts related organizations form the Lexington Council of the Arts