ArtsReach

501 W Main St
Louisville KY  40202

Phone: (502) 566-5254

ArtsReach

The Kentucky Center ArtsReach nurtures and develops diverse artists and audiences, engages youth, creates community through the arts and through professional development empowers community centers to program the arts.



ArtsReach is an education program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

For 22 years, The Kentucky Center ArtsReach program has collaborated with community centers and organizations throughout Louisville Metro to weave the thread of the arts into the fabric of our neighborhoods and enhance the landscape of community arts. Since 1991, ArtsReach has empowered youth in community settings through studio arts instruction in dance, violin, and visual art, residencies with renowned artists, affordable tickets to performances, and the opportunity to perform on the Kentucky Center’s professional stages.

ArtsReach is dedicated to providing professional development and ongoing network opportunities for community center staff. In addition to quarterly meetings, ArtsReach offers an Institute through which community center staff immerses themselves in hands-on arts workshops, learn about raising funds for the arts and how to design and implement art programs.

With the support of the Kentucky Arts Council, ArtsReach Kentucky serves Ashland, Hopkinsville, Mt. Sterling, Paducah, Lexington and Frankfort. Partnering organizations earn about building community arts partnerships in their regions, take part in the annual professional development seminar and receive grant opportunities to implement art programs for their constituents.

ArtsReach Studio provides ongoing arts instruction with professional artists in Suzuki violin, visual art and dance. Students receive an average of three hours of instruction per week and participate in special residency workshops with guest artists. Participants learn new skills, expand their horizons and develop a sense of self, well-being and belonging. As the individual is empowered, the arts simultaneously build and strengthen the community. Dance and violin students perform in the annual Keepers of the Dream & ArtsReach Showcase.
The Kentucky Center’s KCard gives ArtsReach Studio students and participating ArtsReach community centers the chance to experience some of the world’s finest in performing arts for just $3 per ticket. Nurturing and developing new and young audiences is an important step toward creating a sustainable arts environment in our community.
Open Mic provides a safe and supportive environment for young people to express themselves and share their talents. ArtsReach partners with River City Drum Corp's Music Production Mentoring Group to produce the monthly Open Mic series that welcomes performer of all ages and disciplines.

Keepers of the Dream, a Community Art Celebration of Dr. Kings' Vision, has become an annual January tradition at The Kentucky Center. ArtsReach produces Keepers of the Dream in collaboration with River City Drum Corp, Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. and Louisville Metro Government. The celebration features inspirational and thought provoking performances by ArtsReach Studio students, and numerous community artists, as well as the presentation of the Mayor's Freedom Award.

Arts Reach Far Reaching provides art supplies, workshops, residencies and subsidized tickets to teens with autism and youth living in residential treatment facilities. The project is funded by the Crusade for Children and partners with Dreams with Wings, Alternative Placement Services, YMCA Safe Place Services, St. Josephs, Uspiritus, and Maryhurst.

ArtsReach, a program of The Kentucky Center, is made possible with support from Louisville Metro Government, The Norton Foundation, WHAS Crusade for Children, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Neighborhood Development Funds from Metro Council Districts 1, 3, 4, & 6, RLR Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, D’Addario Music Foundation,Ernst & Young and The Kentucky Center Endowment Fund with additional support provided by Brown-Forman, Yum! Brands, Inc. and other private donors. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports ArtsReach Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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ArtsReach program components produce sustainable arts projects that reach the broadest and most diverse populations within our community, while digging deep into a region’s arts culture to generate energy and involvement at all levels.


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Past Events

Dance Out Loud

Dance Out Loud
04:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At ArtsReach

Dance Out Loud Featuring: The Black Iris Project ArtsReach Dance Ensemble at Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. Dance Company Genesis Arts Kentucky,...

Keepers of the Dream- A Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King

Keepers of the Dream- A Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King
05:00 pm - 01/14/2018

At ArtsReach

The Kentucky Center ArtsReach in collaboration with the office of Mayor Greg Fischer and River City Drum Corp presents Keepers of the Dream. This Annual community...

ArtsReach Annual Performing Arts Showcase

ArtsReach Annual Performing Arts Showcase
04:00 pm - 05/21/2017

At ArtsReach

ArtsReach Annual Performing Arts Showcase The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Presented by The Norton Foundation Hosted by Keith McGill Featuring: Chestnut...

Dance!

Dance!
04:00 pm - 04/30/2017

At ArtsReach

ArtsReach will present an afternoon of Dance hosted by Louisville’s own Sonya Hensley. ArtsReach Dance Ensemble, Keen Dance Theater, Jasmine Marie Snellen, Str8Diamonds...

ArtsReach Open Mic

ArtsReach Open Mic
04:00 pm - 03/12/2017

At ArtsReach

Open Mic provides a safe and supportive environment for people to express themselves and share their talents. ArtsReach partners with River City Drum Corp's Music...

Keepers of the Dream- A Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King

Keepers of the Dream- A Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King
04:00 pm - 01/15/2017

At ArtsReach

The Kentucky Center ArtsReach in collaboration with the office of Mayor Greg Fischer and River City Drum Corp presents Keepers of the Dream. This Annual community...

ArtsReach Open Mic

ArtsReach Open Mic
04:00 pm - 12/11/2016

At ArtsReach

Open Mic provides a safe and supportive environment for people to express themselves and share their talents. ArtsReach partners with River City Drum Corp's Music...

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