Public Art

Art for All to Enjoy

LexArts is a leader in the development of Lexington’s on-going public art program. The Dynamic Doors and Horse Mania projects that enlivened the streets of Lexington for so long have led to new anticipation about the possibility of public art in our community.

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Lexington Mural Project 

This latest crop of murals will reveal how each neighborhood or community within Lexington has its own special story to tell. These muralists were selected because of their ability to create images that not only reflect the past, they are links to the physical and social context in which they reside – they create a sense of place.

“LexArts is able to grow the Lexington Mural Project,” stated Jim Clark, LexArts’ President & CEO, “because of the generosity and civic pride of three business-owners who wanted to contribute to the beautification of Lexington.”

 Agustin Zarate -Originally of Veracruz Mexico now living in Lexington was selected to create a mural on the Village Idiot resturant building in celebration of Man O' War's 100th birthday.


 Casey McKinney - "The Great Compromiser" mural at the Phoenix Building


Christine Kunh- Collaborated with local students to create a series of portraits for the Dunbar History mural at the Dunbar Community Center


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Livestream, a transmedia public art installation commissioned by LexArts and LexingtonFayette Urban County Government's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works (DEQ), is a product of DEQ's EcoART program.

Livestream was created by Public Works Collaborative consists of founder and designer, Kiersten Nash; musician, Ben Sollee; engineer, Sean Montgomery; artist, Bland Hoke; educator, Dan Marwit; and contractor, Jon Pope. The project is in partnership with the Kentucky Geological Survey and has the support of LexArts and the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works.



Oliver Lewis Way Bridge public art sculputure. Origins by artist Christopher Weed.


Breeders' Cup Beautification

Lexarts, in partnership with LFUCG's Corridors Commission, installed fifteen public artworks enhancing several main pathways into Lexington.