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    UPCOMING TROUBADOUR SHOWS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE:

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    May 2015

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    Monday, May 25 

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour will NOT be broadcasting on this date.

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Friday, May 29 – 7:30PM

    Troubadour Concert Series presents

    An Evening with Hot Rize

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    After 24 years on pause, legendary bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back together with a new album, “When I’m Free.” Hot Rize started in 1978 and became one of Americas most popular bluegrass ensembles renown for their powerful stage presence, humor and master musicianship. Featuring Dr. Banjo Pete Wernick, bass master Nick Forster and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien, the band now includes Grammy winner Bryan Sutton on guitar. If you love bluegrass music and simply amazing musicianship, don’t miss this concert!

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    Sunday, May 31 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    June 2015

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    Monday, June 1 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    WILLY PORTER musical and personal odyssey spans over two decades, 10 albums, and multiple continents. Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events–equal parts grit, soul, and muscle–that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work. Porter’s recent record, ‘Human Kindness’ showcases his acoustic, electric, and multi-string chops, brought to bear in service of a great collection of songs. willyporter.com

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    AJ GHENT BAND is a 3rd generation sacred steel player. They perform a mixture of driving R&B, soul, funk and rock n’ roll, out of Atlanta. AJ’s great uncle Willie Eason was among those who popularized gospel lap steel in the early 1900’s, and his father Aubrey Ghent tours the world playing lap steel for the Slide Brothers. Ghent has chosen to take the roots of his family’s musical heritage and definitely place it in the present, using custom-made stand-up eight -string lap steel and Telecaster hybrids. The band’s  debut album ‘Live At Terminal West’ is a testament to both his mind-boggling guitar skills and infectious enthusiasm as a performer.  ajghentband.com

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Thursday, June 4 – 7:00PM

    The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center presents…

    Lagniappe Brass Band Live at The Lyric

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    The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center is excited to usher in our summer programming with New Orleans’ ownLagniappe Brass Band!

    The sticky, fried catfish scented air is the funk that New Orleans’ own Lagniappe Brass Band breathes. Lagniappe Brass Band hits hard with its up-tempo, high energy funk that makes hips shake and sweat glands sweat. The group has logging 250+ shows a year nationally and internationally. From small and authentic smoke filled and beer tinged New Orleans bars, to festivals for audiences of thousands – Lagniappe’s six horn players bring an undeniable, massive wall of sound that fills your ears and the air above the streets.

    This show also marks the first weekend of our 2015 Summer Youth Programming, starting Saturday, June 6, as well as the kickoff to the 2015 Lyric Summer Film Series, beginning Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 pm. Please check The Lyric’s website at www.lexingtonlyric.com for more information and updates on these two programs.

    Tickets for this event will be on sale through The Lyric’s Box Office, which can be reached at (859) 280-2218, or purchased online at www.lexingtonlyric.tix.com.

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    Saturday, June 6 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    June Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 11

    Intro to Martial Arts with instructor Charles Fields

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, June 7 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, June 7 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

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    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Imitation of Life (1934)

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    Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea’s husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea’s housekeeper in exchange for a room for herself and her daughter Peola.

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    Monday, June 8 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    THE SECRET SISTERS music and harmony first caught the attention of the legendary T Bone Burnett who produced the duo’s self-titled debut and second full-length album, ‘Put Your Needle Down’. From Florence, Alabama—just outside of the legendary music mecca Muscle Shoals, the duo of Laura and Lydia Rogers wrap their flawless harmonies around songs that evoke the timeless feel of classic country, folk and Americana music. The sisters have toured with everybody from She & Him and Paul Simon, filming their own PBS special with Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan, and recorded music for the platinum-selling soundtrack to The Hunger Games.For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    STRIKING MATCHES are the Nashville guitar-wielding duo of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis. They creates an unexpected and unique sound that occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal. Their songs have been featured on ABC’s hit drama series Nashville and T Bone Burnett produced their debut album ‘Nothing But The Silence’.   strikingmatches.com

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, June 13 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    June Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 11

    Intro to Martial Arts with instructor Charles Fields

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, June 14 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, June 14 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Imitation of Life (1959)

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    A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

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    Monday, June 15 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, June 20 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    June Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 11

    Intro to Martial Arts with instructor Charles Fields

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Saturday, June 20 – 3PM and 7PM

    Let Me Show You the Ropes

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    The premiere performance of the Allegro Dance Project will take audience members on an exhilarating journey through the complex progression of human emotions, honoring the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. This contemporary dance performance will feature original music compositions performed live by local musicians and an aerialist on the Spanish Web.

    This performance event will also include a silent auction in the lobby, open thirty minutes prior to show times and during intermissions. Proceeds from this auction will help the Allegro Dance Project to continue to share the art of dance with children with special needs in the Lexington community.

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    Sunday, June 21 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, June 21 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Cooley High (1975)

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    In the mid-1960’s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest…parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac.

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    Monday, June 22 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both artists TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, June 27 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    June Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 11

    Intro to Martial Arts with instructor Charles Fields

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, June 28 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, June 28 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Which Way is Up (1977)

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    Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker’s union during one of their demonstrations.

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    Monday, June 29 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    July 2015

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    Saturday, July 4

    The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center is CLOSED

    in recognition of Independence Day!

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    Lyric Summer Youth Programming July classes will begin on July 11 at 10:00 am.

    Happy 4th of July!

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    Sunday, July 5 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, July 5 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Bustin’ Loose (1981)

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    Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry’s Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city.

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    Monday, July 6 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both artists TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Monday, June 22 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both artists TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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    Saturday, July 11 – 10:00AM

    Summer Programming Banner

    Each summer, The Lyric specially chooses classes that help teach students confidence and self-motivation through the creative arts. These classes, as well as the well-qualified and hand selected teachers who instruct them, strive to have children teach students the importance of individuality and individual growth within the creative arts, showing them the rudimentary skills they need to compound upon and improve upon. These classes meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and include a complimentary lunch.

    July Classes:

    African Drumming Class with instructor Marcus Wilkerson

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 8 – 16

    Power of Words: Creative Writing with instructor Devine Carama

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 12 – 16

    Message Theater with instructor Patrick Mitchell

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 9 – 18

    To sign up, please click here to download our Enrollment Packet.

    For more information, contact The Lyric at (859) 280-2201 or by email at education@lexingtonlyric.com

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    Sunday, July 12 – 11:00AM

    The Kingdom Center Service

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    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.

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    Sunday, July 12 – 3:00PM

    2015 Lyric Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Banner

    Each summer during June & July, The FREE Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. This years films are brought to you in part by the generous support of Toyota Manufacturing, Guide Realty, EHL Consultants, Smiley Pete Publishing: Tadoo.com and Forcht Bank!

    This Sunday:

    Coming to America (1988)

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    An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

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    Monday, July 13 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    Both artists TBA!

    For more on Woodsongs schedule, check www.woodsongs.com

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  • Gallery Hours

    Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Group Tours available by appointment, to schedule call (859) 280-2201 or email at officeassistant@lexingtonlyric.com

     

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    February 6, 2014 – June 6, 2015
    “Headliners in History: Portraits of African-American Icons”

    Local painter Agustin Zarate, a native of Mexico, acknowledges the influences cultural groups share with one another and aims to fuse the vibrant colors of his native land into the portraits of African American visionaries whose services have forever enhanced history. This exhibit consists of 23 acrylic painted portraits of both regionally and internationally noted icons including: Les McCann, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Murphy and Muhammad Ali, among other recognizable faces and local dignitaries.

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    March 20, 2014 – June 8, 2015
    “Art + Fashion + Sustainability”

    What The Lexington Fashion Collaborative (LFC) began as a collection of materials from local businesses by which designers created garments and sets, has now become an event focused on the bigger picture of sustainability via a conversation about art & fashion as follows:

    An Eco-art & Fashion Exhibit – The LFC in association with UK students produce a fashion show presented at the annual Beaux Arts Ball. Pieces created for this show along with local sustainability themed art and installations will be exhibited to stir awareness and education.

    A sustainability conference – Local leaders and partner agencies are invited to participate in this Earth Day Conference to focus on a culture and mentality that has created social and economic hardships but which can be reversed through discussion and action of reclaim and reuse neighborhood initiatives. This annual event formerly known as The Neighborhood Series Exhibit is now an expanded event presented as Art + Fashion + Sustainability.