“Choose your own adventure” May 20th

A plane ride with Jake Bell can be your adventure, if you have a ticket to our event on May 20th at the Clemens Caldwell House on Maple Ave.  Jake has donated a plane ride for our silent auction to help us make more arts experiences (adventures!) available to children in our county.

But, the plane ride is not the only item up for bid.  Stay tuned for announcements on Facebook over the next few days, and right up to the last minute, for a list of the adventures awaiting successful bidders.

Tickets are available at  arts@historicdanvilleky.com.  $20.00 includes a drink.  Enjoy a casual evening and help raise funds to provide adventures for others.

Jane Dewey receives Governor’s Award in the Arts

Hot off the presses!  It was just announced that Danville’s own Jane Dewey has received the 2021 Governor’s Award in the Arts for Education!  Jane is more than well known in the state for her arts activities and pioneering development of the arts programs in the Danville Schools as well as community involvement.

The Arts Commission is proud to have named Jane the 2015 Arts Citizen of the Year for her many contributions among them having served on the Board for a number of years.

“Gallery Hop 2020” not lost – just different


The Arts Commission’s Brass Band Gallery Hop is going virtual – but that’s just the announcement.  All your favorite shops and locations are still supporting the arts and you can too, by browsing safely for days to come.  We will be featuring on Facebook and the events calendar of this website, the shops you know and love, as well as businesses and organizations which support local art through collecting and displaying works in their locations.  So, like, follow and share us on Facebook and check out what makes Danville and Boyle County a special place for art and artists.  The postings will include links or information on how to contact the locations for any specials and up-to-date opening and closing details.

The Arts Commission thanks LGE&KU for support of the 2020 Gallery Hop.

A pretty day in the Park

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


Arts Commission launches YouTube channel

     There is so much to see and learn in and around Danville.  The Arts Commission has launched a YouTube channel to make art available and accessible whenever you need a good dose of creativity and some information.

To access the channel go to YouTube and search for danvillearts.  It’s just that easy.  You will find original videos as well as recordings of workshops sponsored by, and for, the Arts Commission.

Stay tuned as the year progresses, meet some new friends and share some great lessons.