Thursday, May 1st, 6 – 8 pm
Join the LASC and naturalists from Animal Tales LLC as we discover five LIVE animals from across the globe! This live animal program provides a fun, educational, and interactive experience and will feature birds, reptiles & mammals. Special guests will include a LIVE Paraguayan Screaming Hairy Armadillo, Harris Hawk, African Spurred Tortoise, Egyptian Fruit Bat and Woma Python! Participants will be asked to interact with the animals through question & answer, audience participation and hands-on volunteering. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience! Also during Discovery Night, create some amazing animal art to take home!
What’s new to the LASC this Summer
The LASC is pleased to offer several new opportunities to students and families participating this summer
Early Registration Prizes
We are Growing
Lunchtime Lessons Award Winning Guest Artists
One day a week this summer, during the lunch sessions, the LASC will present a variety of guest artists, all of whom are recipients of Kentucky’s very prestigious Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. The Al Smith Fellowships are awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council to Kentucky writers, composers, choreographers, and visual and media artists who are responsible for creating their own work and who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.
Thanks to an Uncommonwealth Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, we are very proud to present eight exceptional artists, of a variety of arts disciplines, to our registered lunchtime students, and their families this summer. We know our students will be inspired by the artists and their fascinating artwork and life as artists and creators.
These following Fellowship artists will be joining us this summer. Please check out our website for the complete summer schedule as well as more information about the visiting Fellowship artists.
Mark Priest, Painter, Louisville – June 12
Robert Morgan, Mixed Media Sculpture, Lexington – June 19
Morgan Atkinson, filmmaker, Louisville, June 27
Bianca Spriggs, Poet/Filmmaker, Lexington – July 11
Norbe Risco, Choreographer, Lexington- July 17
Jeffrey Nichols, Ceramicist, Lexington – July 25
Steve Armtstrong, Wood Sculpture, Lexington – TBD
Saturday, April 26
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
It’s springtime in the Bluegrass and a great time to explore, experiment, and get creative inside and out! Join the Living Arts & Science Center’s teachers, staff and special guests for a FREE day of hands-on arts, science, and music activities on April 26, from 10 am to 3 pm at the LASC.
The event is free and open to the public and offers many new activities as well as annual events. All activities are hands-on and will take place indoors and out, rain or shine!
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase.Read more
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.
LASC is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization funded in part by:
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
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
The William Stamps Farish Fund supports the LASC’s many educational outreach programs as well as care and maintenance of our historic building.
Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s after-school Science Explorer’s program in five Fayette Co. elementary schools.Bluegrass Community Foundation Website
PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences for pre-school students.PNC Website
Thanks to Kentucky American Water the LASC has been able to provide a number of programs to the neighborhood and community at large.Kentucky American Water Website
LFUCG, Eco Arts, & Department of Environmental QualityLFUCG Website
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
The Living Arts & Science Center is now a Living Green Partner, a joint program between Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and Bluegrass PRIDE which help organizations start or expand recycling programs, improve water quality and conservation, and become more energy efficient.Living Green
Magnetic Image has contributed in-kind services to help the Living Arts & Science Center with their media presence, including producing a television commercial and designing and administering this website.Magnetic Image Website
Thanks to the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s educational programing.J.P. Morgan Chase
Thanks to the The Hudson-Ellis Advisory Board at the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their support in providing educational programing to Danville and Boyle County students through the LASC.