Two new opportunities for artists to showcase work

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Calling all creative Lexingtonians. The city recently announced two opportunities for artists to showcase their work to the public — and that’s on top of the Collaborative Program announced earlier this month. Let’s see how you can bring your talents to the community.

Art by Nature

Celebrating its sixth year, the Art by Nature program is a celebration of our local environment. This year’s theme, Urban Creeks, asks visual artists of all levels to create projects inspired by these 35 creek sites. Previous year’s themes included native plants in medians, trees, and front yards.

What type of art is accepted? Think paintings, photographs, fiber art, jewelry, sculptures, glass creations + more. Artists can submit up to three pieces, but only one will be selected per person. The exhibit will be featured at The Living Arts & Science Center Friday, Oct. 13-Friday, Nov. 24.

  • Submit your work by Friday, September 15
  • Stay tuned for an announcement in June about art + nature events that will coincide with the exhibit.

Lexington Detention Center

The Public Arts Commission is facilitating a facelift for the officer dining room at the Lexington Detention Center. The goal is to help create a positive, calming environment and “enhance the environment of the dining room.” Employees will help guide the vision for the work by sharing ideas + themes of what they’d like to see in the space. The chosen artist will receive a total budget of $8,250.

  • Email your proposals to Heather Lyons by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.
  • Or, hand-deliver your proposal to Heather at the Government Center at 200 E. Main St. by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12.
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