Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, KY

04/09/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/09/2024 13:08

Public Art Commission hosting Public Art Workshop

Lexington's Public Art Commission is hosting a Public Art Workshop for artists and organizations interested in participating in the city's public art projects.

The workshop will take place 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

"Public art enriches our city, and this workshop is a great way to educate our community and get more people involved," Mayor Linda Gorton said.

The workshop will include presentations on Lexington's Percent for Art Program, and application procedures for the Public Art Commission's Collaborative Art program. Local artists who create public art will give presentations on how to seek out commissions, tips for responding to a Call to Artists, and other information to assist artists in getting involved in public art in Lexington.

Guest panelists include artists Amanda Matthews and Brad Connell, owners of Prometheus Art, a Lexington based design/build firm; Dave Caudill, who was recently selected to create public artwork at the Lexington Detention Center; Derek King, an emerging public and visual artist based in Lexington; and Michelle Armstrong, a public artist and visual arts teacher at Cardinal Valley Elementary School.

Artist presentations, and question-and-answer sessions will provide those interested with a better understanding of the opportunities and processes surrounding the commissioning, creation, and installation of public art.

The workshop will be recorded and made available on the Public Art Commission's website as a resource for those who cannot attend in-person.