Field Trips


A Field Trip to the Community Arts Center is Easy and Fun

The Community Arts Center is pleased to welcome students and educators for robust, standards-aligned educational experience. Every field trip will include the opportunity for students to create, present, respond, and connect to professional artwork exhibited at the Arts Center. Students will enjoy a guided exploration of the exhibit with discussion facilitated by a professional artist and will also have the opportunity to create a piece of original artwork.


Open to Interpretation
April 9 to May 18

Our spring show will be an abstract art exhibit. Abstract art makes for GREAT discussion as it challenges students to develop a whole new understanding of what constitutes “art.” One of our big goals for this exhibit is to encourage students to see abstract art as being more than just “throwing paint at a canvas” – but rather as a robust and complicate art form with deep meaning and lots of room for personal connection.  

Cost and Scheduling

Field trips are 90 minutes in length and we prefer to limit class size to 30 students in order to ensure a high quality educational experience for all.  We provide at least 3 art educators and encourage as many engaged adult chaperones as you can bring! Admission is $6/student, $3/adult chaperones & home-school parents. Classroom teachers, aides, and bus drivers attend free. Field trips for 2nd and 3rd graders and all students with disabilities are free. 

The calendar below shows field trip availability. Click here to schedule your field trip using our online form. If you have questions, please contact Kate Snyder at or 859.236.4054.

Field trips for students with disabilities are provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The VSA Museum Access for Kids Program fosters the engagement of students with disabilities, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, in the arts and culture of their community by providing opportunities to learn through, participate in, attend, and enjoy accessible arts-based events and activities. 

Funding for grade-level field trips provided by:

The Hudson-Ellis Fund of the Blue Grass Community Foundation