Discovery Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Chemistry!

Thursday, November 5th 6-8 PM

Explore hands-on chemistry during this evening of light and color chemical discoveries! University of Kentucky chemistry professor, Anne Frances Miller, will teach and demonstrate the chemical and physical processes by which energy can be converted from light to chemical, or the reverse (think fireflies). We will also learn about how pigments and dyes produce color. Bring an old T-shirt and your imagination, for an enlightening evening of illuminating demonstrations. We’ll supply the paints for you to create a colorful glow-in-the-dark work of wearable art!

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Day of the Dead 2015

Festival del Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Festival
November 1, 5 – 9 PM

Photo by Andres Cruz, La Voz

On November 1, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 10th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This event is a fun, participatory experience for the entire family.

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Construction News and Updates

June 18, 2015


Thank you so much for your patience as things move along even more quickly here on the construction at the Living Arts & Science Center.   We were very pleased to give a tour of the new construction during the last Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association meeting on June 9.  It is so much easier to understand what is going on when you are able to come inside the area.  We will look forward to offering another tour this summer so that more neighbors can get a close-up look at the construction.

As you can see, the building is really taking shape with walls and windows going up.  We expect to see the main staircase of the building poured in the next few days.

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EcoH20 Tips

Be a Water Wise Guy or Gal!

Follow these simple water conservation tips and make a big difference for our planet!

  • Collect rainwater and cold shower water to use for watering plants.
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
  • Remove dying plants and weeds that compete for available water.
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car.
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes and install a low-flow shower head.
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
  • Check faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads.

Click HERE for a printer friendly handout to have at home.

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LASC is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization funded in part by:

Lex Arts

LASC programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.  Their annual campaigns raise over a million dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington, and supports the LASC with an allocation of $102,000 for general operating support.  We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously to LexArts. Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.

Lex Arts Website
Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Living Arts & Science Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and Kentucky.

Kentucky Arts Council Website
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

LFUCG, Eco Arts, Community Block Grant, & Department of Environmental Quality.

LFUCG Website

PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences through our 2015-2016 classes and workshops.

PNC Website
Kentucky Utilities
Bluegrass Communiyt Foundation

Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s early childhood education programs for Fayette County Elementary Schools.

Bluegrass Community Foundation Website
Orphan Society of Kentucky
Central Bank
Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass
NASA Kentucky
Time Warner Cable
Klausing Group

The Living Arts & Science Center is grateful for everything the Klausing Group has done by maintaining the grounds here at the center through their 5% for the community program.

The Klausing Group Website
Partners for Youth

Help Support the Living Arts & Science Center

As a nonprofit organization, the Living Arts and Science Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.  Gifts are welcomed year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law.