Awards in the Arts and Churchill Downs Partnership
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs Stakes Room
5:30 pm – Midnight, Cocktails 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Louisville’s Awards in the Arts were established to celebrate the extraordinary arts community in the Greater Louisville region and the arts tremendous contribution to our unique cultural landscape and quality of place. But most of all, Louisville’s Awards in the Arts were established to celebrate the artists themselves, their talent and passion, to create, produce and present transformative and inspiring works of arts, in and for our community. Award recipients receive a hand-made award, The Farnsley, in the likeness of Mayor Charles Farnsley, one of the most influential forefathers and stewards of our arts community.
“I am so proud to support my hometown of Louisville with this partnership with the Fund for the Arts and Churchill Downs,” said Jennifer Lawrence. “Supporting the arts is incredibly important to me and I am thrilled that we will be able create new, transformative arts experiences across Kentucky.”
“The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation is excited to be partnering with two iconic Louisville organizations, Churchill Downs and Fund for the Arts, to create a unique, one of a kind experience,” said Meredith Lawrence, executive director, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation. “This partnership will allow us to further our goal of enriching the Louisville arts community.”
This special evening will be unlike any other Louisville gala. Guests will enjoy live thoroughbred racing from the best view at the racetrack, signature cocktails and dinner, while mingling with the Louisville’s arts community. Awards in the Arts will be presented in the winner’s circle and on the track’s Big Board between races. The inaugural awards program will also serve as the debut of Churchill Downs’ newly renovated Stakes Room.