Kentucky Arts and Culture
Summer to Bring More Murals to Downtown Lexington
Lexington's public art scene is expected to grow over the next few months. Streetscape murals have become a feature of the downtown area over the last few years.
LexArts President Jim Clark says four to five new murals will be painted this summer. "We're identifying the walls right now. I think most will be on private properties, but highly visible. It really depends on the artist and whether they respond to a particular site," said Clark.
The LexArts C-E-O says there's a lot of flexibility in the mural program with artists given the freedom to be creative. "It's not the same thing as a local arts council commissioning an artist to do something specific. This is really about artists talking to artists and saying come here and have the freedom to create something and do what you want, in a way," added Clark.
Clark is retiring from LexArts the end of June after spending a decade in Lexington's arts scene.