Now at the Arts Center

Something is always going on at the Community Arts Center, whether it's our Lunch with the Arts and Starry Night Studio series or other seasonal and special events. Read on for more about what's going on now!

Run for the Arts

Constitution 5K Run for the Arts Run for the Arts
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. 

Join us for the 36th Annual Constitution 5K (and the sixth anniversary as the Constitution 5K Run/Walk for the Arts). Proceeds from the Run for the Arts benefit the Community Arts Center!

The run is a mostly flat and fast course through the streets of downtown Danville, Ky. This race is a leg of the Wilderness Trace 5K Running Series. The first 250 entrants receive a (really awesome) long sleeve technical t-shirt. Split times will be given at the 1 and 2 mile markers. Water will be available at an aid station on the course and at the finish area. Restrooms are available at the Community Arts Center.

Race registration and packet pickup will take place at the courthouse in downtown Danville.  The race itself beings at Constitution Square.

Kids' Run - A fun way for children six years old and younger to participate! This is a short run of one city block starting at Community Trust Bank and will be held after completion of the 5K run. There is no entry fee for the Kids' Run and each participant will receive a ribbon after completing the distance.

Register now for $20

Questions?  Contact Danville Bike and Footwear at 859.238.7669 or 

Lunch with the Arts

Arts a la Carte!

lunch with the artsLunch with the Arts hosts a diverse offering of artists who share their craft from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, giving us a mid-month, mid-day break we all deserve.

Register by 6 p.m. on the Monday before each presentation to reserve lunch for $10, or join us brown-bag-style with your own and pay just $5 at the door! 

Trish Clark Mary Todd Lincoln Kentucky ChatauquaTrish Clark as Mary Todd Lincoln
Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon
Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life of tremendous triumph and great tragedy. A Lexington native, she was educated at some of the finest schools, making her one of th emost well-educated women of her time. The Lincoln years in the White House were among the most tumultuous in American history with the nation in the midst of the Civil War.

Kentucky Chatauqua is an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other partners.

$10. Register now to receive a boxed lunch from Cue on Main,
or bring your own lunch and receive free admission at the door.

"Anatomy of a Joke" with Etta May

Wednesday, October 15, noon
Information and registration coming soon!

Starry Night Studio

Find Your Inner Artist!

starry night studio logo

Each Starry Night Studio takes you step-by-step through the process of creating your very own masterpiece. Great for family groups, friends out for a night, or companies looking for a unique bonding experience for employees.

Not sure what to expect? Check out our photo album on Facebook.

Call 859-236-4054 or email Mary Beth to find out how you can schedule your own private Starry Night Studio.
Gift certificates are available in increments of $25! To purchase, call 859-236-4054 or stop by in person.

Recommended minimum age: 14.

Teachers Pet

Grown Up & Me: Teacher's Pet
Sunday, Sept. 21, 3 to 5 p.m.

$25. Register now.
For children 12 and under with adult supervision. One canvas per child.

Hep Style

Hep Style
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 to 9 p.m.

$25. Register now.

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

$25. Register now.

Grown Up and Me classes are for kids 12 and under with adult supervision

Grown Up & Me: Fantastic Fishies
Sunday, Oct. 19, 3 to 5 p.m.

Paint our fluorescent fish friends, inspired by the ImaginOcean performance at the Norton Center for the Arts on Oct. 28!

$25. Register now.

Martini Time

Martini Time
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 to 9 p.m.

$25. Register now.

Mustang Sally with instructor Paula Whitaker Centre Posse paints Funky Old Centre Grown Up and Me Colorfall Trees Nov 2013
Painting Mustang Sally with
instructor Paula Whitaker
We like to call Starry Night Studio as "the
social painting experience" - great for
school groups, coworkers, family reunions,
bachelorette parties... you name it!
Grown Up and Me classes are
for children 12 and under,
with adult supervision

Starry Night Studio Gallery

Here's a sampling of the paintings we've made at previous Starry Night Studios. See one you like? Email Mary Beth to schedule your own private Starry Night Studio with friends or family! Don't see anything you like? You can always ask us to create a custom painting for you, too.
Sailboats at Argenteuil monetMommy and Me Ike the Inchworm Monets Bridge over Water Lily Pond bright
Wild West Mustang copyvintage vino bright           
Hearts brightFranz Marc Cat on a Yellow CushionSnowmanBelieve starry night studioSanta Starry Night Studio 
Little Town of BethlehemHoliday1 Black dressbirch beautiesBlast off Tropical Sunsetcutest cupcakeDavid FarmerDerby Day matisse's goldfishgoldfishMartini time come sail awayBig AppleLavish Magnoliafleur de lis smallmarilyn monroe warhol small new look for old centreNight in Parispear Put a bird on itRibbit starry starry night van goghsunrisethe scream edvard munch VanGogh Forestmonet waterlilieswhen life gives you lemons Van Gogh's Sunflowers  from paris with loveHoliday Baublefunny little flowersBlue Dog george rodriguevintage vinowish upon a star


Great American Art FestivalSave the Date:
The Great American Art Festival is coming in 2016!
in conjunction with the Great American Brass Band Festival

Interested artists were encouraged to attend the 2015 Great American Brass Band Festival (June 4 - 7) in downtown Danville to see what we're all about!

Please check this page regularly for updates, or sign up here for the Great American Art Festival email list and you'll be the first to know!


Exhibit and Lisi's Art Lab Hours:

Wed. - 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