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    Home to many of the city’s major arts organizations including the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Stage One, and Broadway Across America, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky. What you may not be aware of is the organization's thriving education and outreach programs. These programs will be benefiting from The Kentucky Center's "Charity of the Week" event at Big Al's Charity Thrift Store. Go find some bargains for the holidays and share this with family and friends! Have a holiday party you need to get an ugly sweater for? Well here's your chance!

    Arts in Healing

    The Kentucky Center partners with renowned healthcare providers in the area to take highly acclaimed local and national artists beyond the walls of traditional concert venues and into places of healing, providing quality performances and interactive arts experiences to patients, families and caregivers. 


    For 20 years, ArtsReach has collaborated with community centers throughout Metro Louisville to provide professional development, quality arts programs, performance opportunities and ongoing studio art instruction for thousands of youth, families and adults with disabilities.

    General Education

    Education plays an important part of the Kentucky Center’s mission. The Kentucky Center has served as a major arts education resource for Kentucky’s students and teachers. Professional development for Kentucky’s public school teachers focuses on Arts Integration at the Next Generation Academies.

    Governor’s School for the Arts

    Each year, thousands of talented Kentucky high school students audition for their chance to take part in GSA's three-week intensive summer residency program. GSA also provides scholarship opportunities and hands-on training.

    Programming Outreach

    The Kentucky Center brings many of our world class and acclaimed regional and local performers out into the community for dynamic performances, presentations and master classes. By engaging the community with these artists The Kentucky Center is helping the “arts burst into life throughout the Commonwealth.”

    You can help support these wonderful programs this Holiday Season by simply shopping at Big Al’s Charity Thrift Store between today and December 9th. Big Al’s is located at 754 E Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville, IN 47129.


    Photo: courtesy of The Kentucky Center

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    About Anna Blanton

    Anna Blanton holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (violin) and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Anna currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, Southern Sirens, and The Porch Possums. She is also organizes the backup string section for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.

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