A pretty day in the Park

Historic Constitution Square is the perfect shady spot for a surprise summer concert by the local dulcimer group.

 

Meet Michelle – Future Artist

Meet Michelle.

The Arts Commission couldn’t have in-person camp this summer, so we put camp in boxes for Michelle and her mom  and five other families in their neighborhood.

The whole bunch will be creating a “museum” on the sidewalks and porches to show off their work.

Thanks, David Walden and other community friends for being our partners at “camp” in the crazy summer of 2020.

 

Learn to Make a Basket

The Arts Commission makes it easy for you to learn a new skill AND help preserve one of Kentucky’s most treasured art forms.  Join us on June 29th from 9:00 – 12:30 at Constitution Square and you will complete the Shaker basket shown above from start to finish.  Teresa Arnold will guide you and all basket materials and tools are provided.  At the completion of the class you will have your basket, skills and the tools to continue on your own. Class is $35.00 all tools and materials included.  Email arts@historicdanvilleky.com to register.

A Beautiful Day for Art

            

Monday, October 1st was a beautiful day for student from Kentucky School for the Deaf with teacher Alex Meckes and Pat Williams’ students from Forkland to enjoy a day of Plein Air painting at the historic home of Tim and Lisa Montgomery on Lexington Avenue in Danville.  The students had the opportunity to work and observe experienced painters from the area as they explored painting in natural light.  The concept of Plein Air, or outdoor, painting has been around for centuries, but is most familiar with the French Impressionist period.  The event was sponsored by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County in conjunction with the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky.