The Arts Center fills a vital gap in our community by providing art of all kinds to the people that most need it. However, we can't continue to unleash the power of art without help from supporters like you!

Good Giving Challenge

Good Giving Challenge 

good giving guide challenge 2014From November 3 through December 12, the Community Arts Center will be participating in the Good Giving Guide Challenge, organized by the Blue Grass Community Foundation.  The Challenge uses social media, community challenges, matching gifts and other fun activities to raise awareness about and funds to support local organizations.

This is the Arts Center’s biggest fundraising effort of the year and we hope that YOU will be involved.

Starting November 3rd, your donation to the Arts Center could be matched, thanks to a challenge gift from the Lottie Ellis Fund.  Donations of up to $1,000 per donor are eligible to receive a 50% matching gift, up to a total of $25,000.  This is a terrific opportunity to make your donation go even further!

To make a donation, visit All donations MUST be made through this giving portal in order to be included in the Challenge!


Centre Challenge

Centre College Challenge

centre campusDo you have a connection to Centre College? Your donation to the Community Arts Center could double – and then some!

We have a very special opportunity on the table.  An anonymous faculty member at the College has stepped up with a $2,500 matching gift challenge to faculty, staff, and students of Centre College. All donations made using a Centre College email address ( will be matched, dollar for dollar, until the $2,500 is exhausted.

These donations are ALSO eligible to receive a 50% match from the Lottie Ellis Fund as long as matching funds remain, so your gift could more than double.  For example, a $100 would become $250.

Make your gift today and please spread the word to everyone you know at Centre!

Why Donate?

Why Donate?

598 GardenForRobinsWThe Community Arts Center nurtures your soul.
Exhibits presented by the Arts Center feature exemplary pieces created by gifted, innovative, and inspired artists from around the globe. These works serve to engage the mind and awaken the spirit.

The Community Arts Center fosters your creativity
Educational offerings at the Arts Center unleash the artist in all of us. Whether you are working to hone your artistic skills or expressing yourself through art for the very first time, the Arts Center is a safe place to let your creativity soar.

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The Community Arts Center enriches your community
The arts reach beyond experiencing or creating something beautiful. A thriving arts scene can lead to improved early learning, higher educational achievement, increased teacher and parent engagement, enlivened elderly, better citizens, and enhanced business performance.

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Do you love art? Do you love fun? Do you want to have fun while supporting art?
GoodGiving Challenge 2014Join the League of Extraordinary Art Lovers

From Nov. 3 through Dec. 12, the Blue Grass Community Foundation is once again organizing the GoodGiving Guide Challenge, which seeks to promote charitable giving to non-profit organizations in the region. The Challenge uses social media, community challenges, matching gifts and other fun activities to raise awareness about and funds to support local organizations.

The Arts Center is geared up to participate - but we need your help!  It'll take a team of energetic art-lovers to get the word out into the community and round up support.  You can be part of the action. Opportunities will include:
  • Social Media Viral Wizard - If you've got a big Facebook or Twitter network, help us by re-posting and re-tweeting information about the Challenge, sharing Arts Center stories, and encouraging your friends to do the same. 
  • Giving Station Sherpa - We're working to set up a series of "mobile giving stations" throughout the community during the Challenge and we'll need bright smiling faces to staff them. If you can share an hour of your day (maybe during lunch?), it will be a big help.
    Pavement Pounder - We'll have posters to hang and materials to share with local businesses. If you can help us forge relationships (or just deliver the goods!), you're a rock star.
  • Generator of Other Ideas - Got a great idea about how to promote the Arts Center? We want to hear about it.
  • Questions?  Ideas to share?  Contact Kate Snyder, Development Director,
  • at or 859-236-4054.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
Our volunteers are the life-blood of our organization, making all of our unique events possible. We always need more volunteers, so if you have extra time any day of the week, check out our list of volunteer opportunities below.


At scheduled Starry Night Studio events
Throughout the year (typically on Tuesdays)

Refilling paint trays
Assisting with set-up and take-down
Assisting the instructor in other ways as needed
Interested? Email us!

arts exploration campm volunteersArts Exploration Camp Counselor

Each year in June and July
Any two-hour shift

Assisting children with art activities.

Interested? Email us!

front desk volunteerFront Desk Volunteer

Any two-hour shift
Mondays through Fridays,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Duties: Greeting visitors and answering the phone.
Interested? Email us!

blockbuster exhibit volunteer docentExhibit Docent

March and April, 2015

Any two-hour shift
Mondays - Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leading school groups and families through parts of our blockbuster exhibit, performing in our storytelling and dramatic reenactments, standing by to answer questions, and working our ticket office.

Interested? Email us!



Our Sponsors

The Community Arts Center extends a special thanks to its major donors, corporate partners, individuals and foundations that have made generous gifts in support of Arts Center programs.

Blockbuster Exhibit Bluegrass Patchwork
Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Bill Griffin 
Panasonic Appliances Company of America Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Joe Bunch
Wagons and Wheels In-Kind Contributors
Susan Couzens, DMD The Advocate Messenger
Boyle County Public Library
Dantastic Race Centre College
Danville Bike and Footwear Denyo Manufacturing Corporation
Pioneer Playhouse
Lunch with the Arts Salvation Army
Little Distributors, Inc.  West T. Hill Community Theatre




General Operating Support

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Community Arts Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Danville Board of Commissioners

Boyle County Fiscal Court

In the Community

Out in the Community

Do you shop at Kroger?

Kroger's Community Rewards program is now tied to your Kroger Plus card! Now a portion of each purchase made with your Kroger Plus card can automatically go to the Community Arts Center.

All you need to do is visit and follow these 3 steps:

Step 1: Create an Account (if you already have an online account associated with your Kroger Plus card, skip to Step 3!)

    Select "Create an Account"
    Enter your email address and choose a password
    Select your preferred store

Step 2: Associate your account with your Kroger Plus card

    Enter your Kroger Plus Card # or Alternate ID Number (usually your phone number)
    Enter your last name

Step 3: Enroll in Community Rewards

    While logged in, click on "Community Rewards" at the top of the page
    Click "Enroll Now"
    Enter your address information
    Type "Community Arts Center" into the organization search bar
    Pick us - and you're all done!

Questions or problems with registering? You can call Kroger customer service at 1-800-576-4377.  Select Option #3 and ask for help with Community Rewards.

Amazon SmileDo you shop online through Amazon?

Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Community Arts Center when you shop at AmazonSmile.

Click here to support the Community Arts Center while shopping on!













Exhibit and Lisi's Art Lab Hours:

Mon. - Fri.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exhibits free, Lisi's Art Lab $1 per child

Office Hours:

Mon. - Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

401 W. Main Street

Danville, KY  40422

Events At A Glance

Tue Nov 25
Lisi's Art Lab is open!
Tue Nov 25
New Horizons Band
Tue Nov 25 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Trees & Trains
Tue Nov 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Wed Nov 26
Lisi's Art Lab is open!