We’ve added a new element to our Sunset Concert Series this year – each concert will feature a local non-profit organization. Our goal is to increase awareness about this fabulous group and to give concert-goers an opportunity to ask questions and participate in an organization-led activity.
What is ArtsReach? “The Kentucky Center ArtsReach nurtures and develops diverse artists and audiences, engages youth, creates community through the arts and through professional development empowers community centers to program the arts.”
Two of the unique offerings from this organization are the ArtsReach Studio and ArtsReach Far Reaching. The Studio, with several locations around the city, provides weekly lessons in Suzuki violin, percussion, visual art, and dance. The students receive an average of three hours of lessons per week. ArtsReach has a drop-in Jewelry Making Studio, too, located in the Russell New Directions Learning Center at 17th and Madison (the activity at the concert will be jewelry making!). ArtsReach Far Reaching offers ongoing weekly arts instruction and art supplies to teens with autism and youth living in residential treatment facilities.
Other aspects of this amazing organization ensure that children can see performances at the Kentucky Center for only $3, as well as professional development and networking opportunities for ArtsReach volunteers. To read more about May’s non-profit, you can click here. Be sure to stop by their booth on Friday during the concert and make some jewelry!