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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!


Lunch with the Arts

Arts a la Carte!

palette-c copyLunch 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! 


Hat Top 2014 Mi-Teintes watercolor paper and hand-blown glassThe Art and Mathematics of Origami with Martin and Erik Demaine
Wednesday, April 16, noon
This father-son team of artist/mathematicians loves to experiment with paper, glass and other materials, creating sculptures like you've never seen before! They both teach at MIT - Erik is a professor of computer science and Martin is an instructor in the MIT Glass Lab. Their work can be found in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Check out a gallery of their curved paper sculptures here.

$10, includes lunch from Lulu's Tavern. Register now.
$5 at the door.

The Meadowlarks
Wednesday, May 21, noon
A li'l bluegrass, a li'l folk, all Kentucky! This central Kentucky-based band cite's influences from traditional bluegrass musicians as well as modern bands like the Avett Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops. Listen now.

Three One-Act Plays with Liz Orndorff
Wednesday, June 11, noon

West T. Hill Community Theatre's "We Love to Act"
featuring children from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Wednesday, July 16
The Irish are coming to CampCauseWeLoveToAct! Learn more on West T. Hill's website.

Marco Logsdon, Abstract Art
Wednesday, August 20
My work is a direct descendent from other artists that have or currently do work in the 20th century. I find myself drawn to nonrepresentational or abstract artists more than any others because I feel that the beauty of the visual arts is when a work goes beyond the allowances of articulation and moves the viewer on a level that cannot be explained or have to be. The object itself is reason enough for its existence. This is the direction I see for my work as I try to create things that take up their own personal space and justify nothing but themselves." -Marco Logsdon, from

"Anatomy of a Joke" with Etta May
Wednesday, October 15, noon

Starry Night Studio

Find Your Inner Artist!

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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.

Recommended minimum age: 14.

  • Starry Night Studio: Jockey SilkJockey Silk
    Tuesday, April 29, 7 - 9 p.m.
    at the Community Arts Center

    Get ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports! (You even get to pick your own silk colors)


    • Starry Night Studio: Sweet ChickadeeGrown up & Me: Sweet Chickadee
      Sunday, May 4, 3 - 5 p.m.
      at the Community Arts Center

      For young, aspiring artists (ages 12 and under) with a parent or guardian.

  • Starry Night Studio: All a TwitterAll a Twitter
    Tuesday, May 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Spring is here and you've got a clean canvas, so let's put a bird on it - actually, make that two birds!

Fantastic FoxGrown Up and Me: Fantastic Fox
Sunday, June 1, 3 to 5 p.m.
What a fun fox! Starry Night Studios make for a great pre-Father's Day father-and-child outing. (Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. always welcome, too!)
$25. Register now.

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
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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


Seasonal Events

Seasonal Events

Blockbuster Exhibit
Typically open February and March of each year, these exhibits span all three stories of our building and explore the connections between the arts and sciences. Past exhibits include Dinosaurs: the Big Picture, All Aboard! All about Trains, Space: Imagine That! and Wild West. These exhibits are a favorite with local school groups and families. In 2014, we explore repurposed and recycled ar with Re, Feb. 5 through March 30!

Schools can now apply for funding to get to the Community Arts Center to see these exhibits, thanks to TranspARTation Grants from the Kentucky Arts Council! Find out more.

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Youth Arts Fair
Every spring, the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County organizes and sponsors the Youth Arts Fair with local public and home school teachers, providing the opportunity for local K-8 students to exhibit their work before their entire community at the Community Arts Center.

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Wagons and Wheels Contest and Parade
Each summer, the Arts Center presents an opportunity for wagon, bicycle and tricycle riders to showcase their creativity and be part of the Great American Brass Band Festival parade.

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 Arts Exploration Camp
Open to children entering grades 2-6, this week-long camp introduces campers to activities in visual arts, music, and dance, keeping the creative juices flowing all summer long!

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Dantastic Race
This is Danville and Boyle County's own unique version of TV's "the Amazing Race." Teams of four compete in physical, mental and gastrointestinal challenges as they follow clues to search for the finish line! It also happens to be one of our fundraisers, but most people know it as a day of weird and wacky fun.

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Constitution Square 5k Run for the Arts
At over 30 years old, this race has become a favorite community event and Danville tradition. Currently managed by Ernst Crown-Weber of Danville Bike and Footwear, this race not only benefits your health, but also the arts -- all proceeds are graciously donated to the Community Arts Center!

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Horizon: Contemporary Landscape Juried Exhibit
Entries are accepted from artists around the nation until the end of August; the jurors review submitted works and decide which entries will be on display in October and November. The show exhibits two and three-dimensional art and has a first, second and third prize.

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 Thriller Dance on Main Street
This is a multi-week class that culminates in a performance down Danville's Main Street on or near Halloween.

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Trees of the Season
This exhibit turns the Grand Hall into a winter wonderland, with wreaths, lights, trees and decorations that help everyone get into the holiday spirit.

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Exhibit Hours:

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


Office Hours:

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

401 W. Main Street

Danville, KY  40422