Fort Harrods Beef Festival, The Beer Cheese Festival, The Woodland Arts Fair and other unique Kentucky festivals help raise money for important community charities.
The year 2015 marked the 40th Annual Woodland Arts Fair! The Woodland Art Fair is hosted by Nancy Barron and Nancy Barron & Associates, Inc. This local community event hosts 200 artists, live music & food and fun for the whole family.
With a mission to challenge, educate, engage, and enhance our community through visual art, The Lexington Art League envisions a world where art, artists, and art-making are central to human inspiration, self-realization, and meaning.
The “Big Tent” started at the Woodland Art Fair in 2013. It was used as a way to show the Lexington Art League’s presence at the fair. It now provides interactive art experiences for all ages. There will be four featured artists at the Big Tent this year. The 2015 featured artists are Matthew Cook of Border State, David Kenton Kring, Dronex, and Sarah Jane Sanders. kNOwMORE nonprofits was out at the festival interviewing individuals about the nonprofits that help support and run these festivals!
For more information on the Woodland Art Fair please visit: http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/woodland-art-fair.html
A special thanks to our sponsor!
March Madness Marching Band
Mission, History of Organization:
MMMB is an all-volunteer, community-building organization that brings joyous creative arts to charity events and public festivals. Our mixture of professional artists, dedicated amateurs and spirited children has entertained crowds throughout the state, and annually at a nonprofit street band festival in Austin, TX. MMMB welcomes performers of all ages and skill levels to attend weekly rehearsals.
Formed to represent Local First Lexington (LFL) in Lexington’s 2008 downtown Christmas Parade, MMMB has earned a wealth of parade awards, community pride, ear-to-ear grins, and statewide praise. In 2012, MMMB also earned federal tax exempt status, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Problem being addressed:
A symphony of mismatched musical instruments, a kaleidoscope of inspired costumes, a choreographed gaggle of hoop dancers, an array of unconventional dancers and spinners. Each band member brings a piece of authentic Lexington, and together we create a delicious concoction from quirky ingredients. MMMB embodies a moving metaphor for the diverse talents of our Central Kentucky neighbors. Also? We’re really, really good.
MMMB provides unique arts access to both performers and audiences. We enliven events that are open to the public, and deliberately blur the line between art and audience. We encourage spectators of all ages and skill levels to join our open practices and our public performances.
At weekly rehearsals, professional arts educators provide no-cost instruction to band members. We also provide both musicians and dancers with tools for at-home practice. Most members of MMMB do not have other outlets for creative expression, or other ways to support the charities for which we perform.
For more information, please visit their website at: www.m‐m‐m‐b.org
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