Lunch with the Arts

Lunch with the Arts hosts a diverse offering of artists who share their craft from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, giving us a mid-month, mid-day break we all deserve. Bring your lunch and pay just $5 at the door!

2019-2020 Lineup:

  • July 17 – John Bowling (Model Railroad)
  • August 21 – Blue Groove Jazz
  • September 18 – Sheldon Tapley (Painter)
  • October 15 – Tripp Bratton (African Rhythm Fusion)
  • November 20 – Matthew and Kate Maynard (Architectural Ironwork)
  • December 18 – Young at Heart Band
  • January 15 – Chase Miller (Clarinet)
  • February 19 – Tom Myers (Nature/Insect Photography)
  • March 18 – Woodford Theatre Singers: Broadway Hits
  • April 15 – Tim Tackett (Luthier)
  • May & June – TBD

Thanks to our 2019-2020 Season Sponsor!

LWTA: John Bowling – Model Railroads
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA: John Bowling - Model Railroads
Lunch with the Arts: John Bowling – Model Railroads Wednesday, July 17 | 12pm to 1pm $5 at the door – 406 Maple Avenue As a former City Commissioner, Mayor, and member of the KY State House of Representatives, John Bowling is a well-known figure in Danville. But did you know he is also a model railroad aficionado? Join us on July 17th for an introduction to the tiny – and fabulous! – world of model railroads.  Things to know about this event!
  • This event is off-site. We will be meeting at John’s home at 406 Maple Avenue
  • There is street parking available on-site but prepared to walk a bit. We will have a golf cart available to shuttle people from Main Street to John’s workshop, at the rear of the property.
  • The presentation itself will be brief, with time to examine the incredible miniatures. There will not be audience seating – we will be standing for the presentation.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the building
John says, “When building a model railroad or a small diorama related to trains, I usually take a thought, turn that thought into a vision, take that vision and turn it into a highly detailed, three dimensional scene that would include trains, autos, trucks, people, animals, and buildings that fit the era and surroundings. Everything is designed to support the scene.” “Detail is very important because it’s the detail that brings everything to realism – how people are interacting with each other and their surroundings, how the buildings are made to look old and weathered, interior lighting and décor, or real dirt and trees. The key to modeling a scene is to make the scene look as realistic as possible.”
LWTA – Blue Groove Jazz
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Blue Groove Jazz

Lunch with the Arts: Blue Groove Jazz
Wednesday, August 21 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door

Blue Groove Jazz will play jazz, beginning with the be-bop era, through the current smooth jazz evolution – including playing jazz standards, swing, Brazilian bossa nova and jazz-rock fusion. The Blue Groove quartet consists of Mark Gardner (keyboards), Sam Carr (saxophone), Eben Henson (drums), and Pete McCaffery (bass). 

LWTA – Mosaics as Modern Art
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Mosaics as Modern Art

Lunch with the Arts: Mosaics as Modern Art
Tracy Pennington
Wednesday, August 28 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door (students $3)

Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms in the world, with examples dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Popular in the Greek and Roman world, mosaics can also be found in catholic basilicas from the 4th century through the Renaissance, in early Islamic architecture (7th and 8th centuries), and in the Byzantine art of the Middle Ages. 

Louisville artist Tracy Pennington of Madcap Mosaics continues the time-honored craft of mosaics, bringing her entirely contemporary spin to the art form. Tracy is the creative mind behind the iconic mosaics at Makers Mark distillery and will be creating an outdoor mosaic installation for the Community Arts Center this fall, working in collaboration with students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts event with Tracy. She will share information about the history and enduring appeal of mosaics, and also give a sneak peek of our upcoming public art project, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Sign language interpretation will be provided for this event.