LexArts Has High Hopes For Annual Fundraiser

Feb 15, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - LexArts kicked off its annual Fund for the Arts campaign Friday with a more ambitious goal than in previous years.

The Fund for the Arts 2013 campaign aims to raise $1.2M this year,  a 14 percent increase over last year’s goal. LexArts president Jim Clark says the reason is that there’s simply more going on.

"We need to be able to find the resources in order to help our established organizations take more risks and get out into the community, but also there are a lot of new programs developing like Institute 193 and Balagula Theatre. These are groups that are emerging and need support at a very early stage," Clark explains.

The Fund for Arts supports the Lexington Philharmonic, the Lexington Art League, the Living Arts & Science Center, and a variety of other programs.

LexArts released a study in 2012 showing that the arts community has an overall impact of around $18M dollars a year in Lexington.