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!

Short-n-Sweet Film Festival

It's been too darn long since we had a film festival in Danville.*

Short-n-Sweet Film Festival Aug. 15, 2014So we decided to DO something about it! Join the Community Arts Center for the first (of hopefully many) Short-n-Sweet Film Festival.

When? Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Where? Constitution Square (on Main Street in Danville)
Who? You, your friends, your family, your pet llama (okay sorry, no pets allowed, llamas or otherwise), everyone with even the slightest interest in having a good time
How much? Admission to the festival is free! (If you're a budding filmmaker, it's $5 to enter a short film or $1 to enter a Vine.)
Why? Because there's a lot of creativity and talent in Kentucky waiting for a chance to be shown on the big screen! We're all looking for our 10 minutes (or six seconds) of fame, and who knows, maybe some of these shorts will go viral!

Here's what you need to pay extra close attention to. We are accepting entries into the following categories:

Comedy short (7 secs to 10 min)
Dramatic short (7 secs to 10 min)
Documentary short (7 secs to 10 min)
Challenge short (7 secs to 10 min) [must incorporate a banana peel, an image of the Mona Lisa, a reference to Ephraim McDowell, exactly $4.01, a scene in front of or inside the Community Arts Center, and the phrase “I’ll just keep it short-n-sweet, you can judge me if you want.”]
Vine (1 to 6 seconds)

Entry fees are pretty cheap - $5 per short, or $1 per Vine. Limit 3 entries per crew, though. (Don't hog the limelight!)

Download the entry form, fill it out and submit it by snail mail (yes, snail mail is still around, but who knows for how much longer?) with your entry fee. (One form per entry) Entry deadline is Aug. 1, which means that is the absolute LAST DAY your entry can be postmarked and be eligible for the festival.

If you're going or you're entering, join our Facebook event and let us know! (Don't forget to invite your friends and family. Especially your mom.)

That's it. We're keeping this short-n-sweet. See you at Short-n-Sweet Film Festival on Aug. 15!


*Yes, it's in Danville, but it's open to EVERYONE, throughout Kentucky and beyond!

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! 

Marco Logsdon, Abstract Art
Wednesday, August 20
Marco Logsdon, Tar Landscape with Deepening Blue Sky. Oil and tar on weathered plywoodMarco Logsdon discusses and fields questions about his abstract and mixed media art, on exhibit in "Weathered and Reclaimed" at the Arts Center in August and September.

"The main objective of my current work is to create awareness of the amount of wood and other materials that are destined for the landfill unless someone breaks the cycle and finds a way to put it to use." - Marco Logsdon

$10. Register now 
to reserve a boxed lunch from Cue,
Or $5 
at the door for the program (bring your own lunch!)

"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!

Recommended minimum age: 14.

Franz Marc Cat on a Yellow Cushion

Franz Marc's Cat on a Yellow Cushion

Tuesday, August 5

at the Community Arts Center

$25. Register now.

Funny Little FlowersGrown Up & Me: Funny Little Flowers
Sunday, Aug. 17

For children 12 years and under, with adult supervision. One canvas per child.

$25. Register now.

Monet Woman with a Parasol

Monet's Woman with a Parasol

Tuesday, Aug. 19

$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 Festival

Great American Art Festival save the dateSave the Date:
The Great American Art Festival is coming in 2015!
in conjunction with the Great American Brass Band Festival, June 4 - 7, 2015

Interested artists were encouraged to attend the 2014 Great American Brass Band Festival in downtown Danville to see what we're all about!

Application information is coming soon. 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