Dear Art Lover,

Welcome to the LexArts HOP!

Since 1994, downtown Lexington has come alive and artful as galleries and museums, artists’ studios, and other creative spaces in have opened their doors on third Fridays. Now happening every other month, HOP is LexArts'—and Lexington’s--signature event. We and the 40-plus partner venues you’ll find listed in these pages welcome you to our inspired downtown!

HOP began as a way to encourage everyone to look at and buy art—and that is still its mission. Affordable, unique pieces in many media, in every genre are on view at HOP sites. Often you can meet the artists themselves and learn about their work first hand. Collecting need not be mysterious or expensive. You can own beautiful objects on any budget. And discover fascinating friends and fresh ideas as well.

No one has yet to visit every HOP venue on a single Friday night. We don’t recommend trying! But we do encourage you to visit as many or as few as you like—and to come back the next time to experience new exhibitions and new sites. And hop around the website to find out when the sites have regular hours as well.

We’re thrilled to welcome the McBrayer law firm as our new HOP Sponsor. With their help, we are able to continue bringing more art to more people.

Happy HOPping!


 

President and CEO


Gallery Hop is managed by LexArts as a service to the visual arts community in Lexington,and is made possible through the generous support of the McBrayer law firm with major support from the Kentucky Arts Council and the city of Lexington.
                     

LexArts is a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky. Through its annual Fund for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts. In turn, LexArts underwrites the operating expenses for a variety of Partner Organizations, awards grants through its Community Arts Development, Creative Venture Fund and Professional Development programs, and offers affordable exhibition and performance space for arts organizations. Major support for LexArts programs and services is provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to LexArts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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