BlueGrass GoodGiving Nov. 29th – Dec. 2nd

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Our free summer art and book kit project began in the summer of 2020 when we couldn’t gather in groups. The fun has grown since then. In the summer of 2022, the Arts Commission delivered 50 kits twice to children in Boyle County. Inspired by a young Perryville Elementary School student who died in 2021, we created a kit to build a fairy garden which focused on her love of nature. We even wrote an original story about Amelia and her brother, John, as they made a garden for a special gift. Your donation to our program will support this project and other activities for young artists in our community.

Thanks and good luck, Katie!

Our wonderful summer intern, Katie Woolcott, is headed off to college. We will miss her, but she is headed off on a new adventure and we are sure she will have a great future in whatever field she chooses.

Meet Julie McCullough

Indiana artist, Julie McCullough, exhibits multi-faceted look at nature and American scenes at Schoolhouse Gallery in Constitution Square now through September 13th.

UPLIFT performs in Perryville

What a beautiful evening!

Thanks to West T. Hill Community Theatre and UPLIFT for a wonderful concert in Perryville. Here is a clip featuring a number from Shamrock Camp.

Art-full Affair Sept. 10th and 11th

“Not Titled,” by Stephen Rolfe Powell, donated by Shelly Powell for live auction.

“Dawn” donated by Cheryl Chapman for live auction.

     The Art-full Affair is only held in odd-numbered years!  The event is the major source of funding for the children’s’ art programs and scholarships provided by the Arts Commission to foster opportunity and experiences in the arts for the children of our community.

Tickets to the event are $100.  Each ticket includes admission for two to the Preview Party on September 10th and ONE art pick at the Draw Party on September 11th from among the many pieces of artwork and art services donated by local artists and friends of art.  The event is hosted by Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., Danville.

Only ticket holders and their guests are eligible to bid in the live auction at the Draw party.

The glass piece by Stephen Powell measures 6.5″ H X 4.75″ W X 4.75″ D.  It is signed and dated 1983.  Stephen joined the faculty at Centre College that year.  The retail value of the piece was listed at $3,000 a couple years ago.

The painting by Cheryl Chapman is oil on canvas and measures 36 x 36.  The gallery estimate of the painting is $3,200.

Additional pieces in the live auction will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are limited.  For information, contact Mimi Becker at or text 859-691-0316.

Liz Orndorff named 2020 Arts Citizen of the Year

Local playwright, Liz Orndorff, was named 2020 Arts Citizen of the Year by the Arts Commission Board.  The announcement was made at the December Danville City Commission meeting and formally presented at the January Commission meeting.  Orndorff is an accomplished writer with multiple plays produced locally and regionally.  She has received several honors and been selected to attend prestigious writers’ programs.

Orndorff represented Danville in Carrickfergus as the first Sister Cities exchange artist.  In addition, she is the principal founder and president of Scarlet Cup Theater, a successful site – specific theater producing thought provoking American and European plays.

Orndorff has collaborated with the Arts Commission and the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy to write and direct three plays/musicals for middle and high school students which creatively address issues facing children today.

The annual award, selected and presented by the Arts Commission, recognizes individuals who have had an impact on the community through the advancement, support and use of the arts over their careers.