Volunteers from North Limestone Neighborhood Association, the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, Central Sector Neighborhood Coalition and the Lexington Lions Club will be will teaming up next weekend to build a 20’ X 30’ temporary, outdoor stage in Duncan Park.
This build will take place from 8 am – 6 pm, Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1.
The goal of the project is to bring a high-quality, diverse cultural arts program to the North Limestone neighborhood and Duncan Park that includes music, theatrical and dance performances in addition to many other community events.
The hope is that this temporary stage will lead to a permanent Outdoor Community Arts Center which will bring the community together through the arts and represent some of the rich cultural heritage of Lexington.
Two local organizations, the Living Arts & Science Center and the Lexington Children’s Theatre, are currently working to organize programs for the summer. A steering committee has also been formed which will collaborate with all interested parties to ensure that a wide-variety of diverse activities are presented to the neighborhood.
“This is a great community with good people and an excitement of synergy,” said Marty Clifford, President of the North Limestone Neighborhood Association. “We want to build on this with getting even more people involved. Anybody who would like to volunteer for the many projects planned for the future should contact me at (869) 389-9157.”
Duncan Park will also be one of the sites for the fourth annual Ready! Set! Go! Back to School Rally held on Saturday, Aug. 8. Coordinated through LexLinc, this rally will provide a backpack and school supplies to low-income school children to better prepare them for the coming school year. Additional arts activities are also scheduled to take place in the park during the rally.
For more information, contact Marty Clifford at (859) 389-9157.
Duncan Park is located at 530 North Limestone Street.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Mayor Jim Newberry
Kimra Cole, Commissioner
200 East Main Street • Lexington, KY 40507
• (859) 425-2255 • http://www.lexingtonky.gov/
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Contact: Marty Clifford, PresidentN. Limestone Neighborhood Association (859) 389-9157John Collins, President
Lexington Lions Club (859) 552-3383