We kicked off the first EVER Art After Hours program at the Headley-Whitney Museum 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t have been happier with the result. First, let’s start from the, well…start.
The program was created by the HWM’s Membership coordinator- Rasheedah El-Amin (now with the Lyric Theatre) and Educator-Shayna Shia with the mission: To introduce individuals interested in the arts to each other and arts organizations thorough Lexington and surrounding areas via site visits and staff interaction.
“We wanted a way to create an outlet where people can become aware of local art organizations as a way of networking/increasing the younger generations involvement in the arts,” explains El-Amin on why she set out to create this program. We both feel this is a great way to connect the Lexington community while show casing what it has to offer in the art category.
The first event on October 19th included donated catering by DaRae and Freinds and a team scavenger hunt to allow the participants to get to know our new exhibitions. We were so thankful for everyone who came to support our program that we gave away FREE memberships to everyone who came!
Our next stop is at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center on November 16th. I couldn’t be more excited to discover what the Lyric has to offer the community. Participants will enjoy hors d’oeurves donated by Selma’s Catering and join in entertainment by Marcus Wilkerson, Director of the YMCA Lexington’s Children Drum Choir.
R.S.V.P to 859-280-2201 or find the event on Facebook- Art After Hours-Lex
Can’t wait to see you there!
-Shayna ShiaEducator/Graphic DesignerHeadley-Whitney Museum