Honest Abe is keeping an eye over East Vine Street. | Photo by LEXtoday
We all know that Lexington has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about Woodland Art Fair or the Lexington Art League. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Lexington itself.
The Horse Capital of the World is home to a number of meaningful murals and street art pieces. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.
Abraham Lincoln, 247 Water St. | By Eduardo Kobra This 60-ft-tall kaleidoscope of color can be found on the back of the Kentucky Theatre, and might just be the world’s largest mural of Abraham Lincoln.
Friendship, 161 Bruce St. | By Key Detail Painted in partnership with PRHBTN for its 10th anniversary, this fantasy-filled mural is on the side of Harrison Elementary School and features foxes, fairies, and mushrooms. See the whole piece.
Mother of Us All, 161 N. Limestone | By Gaia Organized by PRHBTN and the Faulkner Morgan Archive, this eye-popping purple piece depicts Sweet Evening Breeze, a pioneer of the local drag scene.
Till the Cows Come Home, 111 Mechanic St. | By Alexandra Pangburn and Aerosol Kingdom What do you get when two animal artists combine forces? Mural-sized magic. This piece pays homage to Kentucky’s cattle industry, which is often overlooked for bourbon and horses.
Want to make a day out of finding all the murals our city has to offer? Have a peek at this mural map courtesy of VisitLEX+ share photos of your artsy adventure with us on social media by using #LEXtoday.
Chinese Lantern Program | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Eastside Branch, 3000 Blake James Dr., Lexington | Free | Ring in the Year of the Rabbit by creating and decorating paper Chinese Lanterns + enjoy coloring and other artsy activities.
Paulie Felice Live | Friday, Jan. 20 | 7 p.m. | Old North Bar, 101 W. Loudon Ave., Lexington | Free | Grab a cocktail from Old North Bar while enjoying the sweet sounds of local guitarist Paulie Felice.
Saturday, Jan. 21
UK vs. Texas A&M | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 2 p.m. | Rupp Arena, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington | $70-$110 | Cheer on the Wildcats as they host the Aggies men’s basketball at home.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Croissant Making Classes | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Laura Lou Pâtisserie Production Kitchen, 815 Euclid Ave., Lexington | $125 | Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks while you learn the recipes and skills behind laminated doughs and croissants.
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Every beer is non-alcoholic (0.5% ABV or less). | Photo by Athletic Brewing Company
You might even have more fun.
Athletic Brewing Company makes non-alcoholic beer you can drink without sacrificing feeling your best. It tastes great, has all the variety from IPAs to goldens, and has even won awards. (Read: Even beer snobs think it’s good.)
We now know what’s going in at the former Postmaster’s Pub spot, which sold for $1.1 million last month. New owner Romi Singh said he plans to put Ruby’s Market and Cafe, a neighborhood bodega, on the first floor and reopen the upstairs bar under a different name. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The Twisted Cork — a liquor store, bar, and music venue — will move to 145 Burt Rd., the former home of Gluten Free Miracles, in early March. In the new location, it will serve food and continue its popular jam sessions. 🎸 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Did you know, Nate’s Hideaway at The Melodeon hosts family-friendly events every Sunday? Grab the kiddos and stop by 200 W. Main St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Chess Club and Cappuccino and Cartoons. ♟️
UK doctors Randy Schell and David Moliternorecently biked 1,500 miles through Vietnam and Cambodia raising money for charity. The two cycling enthusiasts helped raise $30,000 for the Unforgettables Foundation, which covers the funeral costs for children of low-income families. They hope to start a chapter of the nonprofit in Kentucky. 🚲 (WKYT)
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Editor’s pick: I’m so excited about the Distillery District’s newest addition, District 7 Social. I love being able to sip a beverageand participate in a little friendly competition.
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