LEXINGTON ART LEAGUE INC
209 Castlewood Dr
Lexington KY 40505
Contact Information
Nonprofit LEXINGTON ART LEAGUE INC
Address 209 Castlewood Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone (859) 254-7024
Contact Name Stephanie Harris
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer LAL accepts cash, check, credit card (Mastercard and Visa) donations as well as on-line contributions at www.lexingtonartleague.org. In order to make LAL a part of your long-term charitable gift planning or to donate gifts of stock, real estate or other assets, please contact LAL at 859-254-7024. LAL offers a broad range of volunteer and intern opportunities related to contemporary visual art and culture including help maintaining the Loudoun House Galleries, marketing and community outreach opportunities, special events and assisting artists in a variety of media.       
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement
Mission -- To challenge, educate, engage and enhance our community through visual art and the advancement of local artists.
 
Vision -- LAL envisions a world where art, artists and art-making are central to human inspiration, self-realization and meaning.
Background Statement The Lexington Art League has been a progressive and innovative leader for our art community for over 50 years. LAL originated in 1957 as a group of friends with a common bond. They loved art, and they were artists. In the beginning, the group held exhibits in Lexington's stores downtown. They also used the city's coffeehouses, and held outdoor shows in the Courthouse Square. A few years later, the Lexington Art League was given a home by one of its members, Dr. Zygmunt Gierlach.  In 1976, the Lexington Art League was incorporated as a non-profit organization. With incorporation, the League shifted its focus from providing programs, gallery exhibits, opportunities and functions for members only, to providing those services for all of Central Kentucky. Early in 1984, the League moved into newly renovated Loudoun House in Castlewood Park.  The Lexington Art League presents new exhibits each year and offers diverse life-long learning opportunities in the visual arts. LAL takes an inclusive approach to planning for the organization’s future. Community leaders, organizational leaders, artists, educators, business leaders, visual art experts and patrons are regularly included in discussions about how LAL can be more relevant to the region.
Impact Statement
Founded in 1957, LAL has radically evolved beyond the parameters of traditional art leagues. While keeping the core of the art league model - a robust membership deeply committed to the value of visual art in contemporary life - LAL embraces 21st century approaches to curatorial programming, community-building, place-making, art education, and outreach to underserved communities. 
 
Committed to building a world where art, artists, and art-making flourish among regional, national and international communities, LAL provides free, quality contemporary art programming, including exhibitions, youth education and outreach programs, artist conversations, community tours and more. 
 
LAL's slogan, "Art for Everyone," reflects the organization's commitment to providing free, multiple access points for patrons to experience visual art, whether via LAL's exhibitions at the Loudoun House, involvement in Kentucky's only Community Supported Art program, or via education and outreach programs, LAL sees itself as a visual art organization that fosters relevant connections among diverse cross-sections of the public and thought-provoking contemporary artwork by local, regional, national and international artists. 
Needs Statement

LAL has specific needs associated with accomplishing our strategic and operational plan. We continually recruit community leaders from diverse sectors who understand the important roles artists play in creating a livable community to be on our board and volunteer cabinets.

We are interested in hearing peoples’ ideas about the role of LAL and contemporary art and artists in shaping the future of Lexington and our region. We welcome diverse perspectives about the role of art in society.

We need people to be positive ambassadors for LAL and to “spread the word” about our many accomplishments and plans for the future and involvement with us.

We need people to attend our exhibitions and events and bring others. If you are inspired, please become a member and donor.

We need people to make personally meaningful financial contributions to our annual fund to support our expanded programming that provides free community programs to thousands each year as well as LAL's international artist residency program. The majority of our costs are covered by contributions. Investment in LAL is an investment in art, artists and art-making that enriches our community. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

In order to realize our new strategic plan, LAL is working immediately to:

Intensify our commitment to contemporary art and artists by making all of our activities “art-centric.” We are investing our resources into bringing nationally relevant art to Lexington.  This effort is complemented by empowering and promoting local artists.  To do this, we must re-imagine Loudoun House as a dedicated artist’s haven, a place where professional artists have the freedom and resources to create great contemporary art.

Expand LAL operations beyond Loudoun House to a venue or venues in downtown Lexington to make contemporary art and artists accessible to as many different kinds of people and groups as possible. This includes creating an “art space” where contemporary art is revealed and celebrated as well as a business “consultancy” where our region’s business leaders can integrate “whole brain” creative concepts into personal and professional transformation.

 Clarify LAL’s ”brand” by clearly articulating the many ways LAL, its art and artists contribute to our region’s quality of life and prosperity.

 Deepen ties to ALL our audiences with relevant and timely programs, experiences and communications that encourage meaningful conversations and personally rewarding relationships and community enrichment.

Unfolding our new vision will take time and fortitude. We know that we are up to the challenge because of our illustrious history – we were born out of the creative energy of activist artists – and the willingness and support of our legion of supporters, volunteers and our dedicated professional staff.

Our new strategic plan will take hold in very real ways. We will evaluate the kinds of art and artists with whom we engage, weigh viable alternatives for re-tasking Loudoun House, begin cementing scenarios for our expansion downtown, examine the efficacy of our programs and their relevance for our many audiences. We are not satisfied with the status quo. We will push the edge, take risks, prod and probe for meaning and insight in everything we do and the ways we engage others. That is the way of contemporary art and our way, too.

Board Chair Statement

At the end of November 2012, LAL’s board of directors voted to approve the results of a three-month process of updating LAL’s strategic plan, creating a concise and exciting vision for our organization’s next three years. The new plan builds upon momentum created by LAL’s first five decades and launches an explosively dynamic role for LAL in setting the standard for how contemporary art is encountered and integrated into our lives here in Central Kentucky.

Executing this plan places LAL at the center of the burgeoning economic and creative boom that is transforming Lexington and the region into one of the most interesting and desirable places to live in our nation. At its very core, our mission is to inject contemporary art into community conversations, a role we have been playing for more than 50 years.

 
In order to remain vital and relevant, the ways that we accomplish our mission must grow and change. I am inspired to lead LAL because of incredible support from a diverse variety of people. LAL is strong and getting stronger. This is a special time and executing our new strategic plan will help us fully realize our possibilities.
 
 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Art Museums
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Illinois
Ohio
Indiana
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
International
Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, International 
 
The Lexington Art League is committed to presenting high-quality art exhibitions and programs that provoke thoughtful reflection of contemporary life and meaning, highlight the value of art and artists, and ultimately enhance the community though engaging conversations and experiences.

Annually connecting thousands of Central Kentuckians and visitors to the region with compelling contemporary artworks in exhibitions at the Loudoun House and beyond, LAL is at the forefront of national trends in contemporary arts programming.

In 2013, LAL launched Kentucky's first and only Community Supported Art program, a grassroots model to make art-buying and art collecting accessible and affordable. Both Woodland Art Fair and Black Friday Art Sale connect art-lovers with quality, contemporary artworks, effectively facilitating economic opportunities for artists working in a variety of media.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

LAL provides free, contemporary arts programming, including exhibitions, youth education and outreach programs, artist conversations, family days, community tours and more. Dedicated to realizing its vision, LAL strives to create a world where art, artist and art-making are central to human inspiration, self-realization and meaning. Through their year-round, curated exhibitions, LAL creates a meaningful context for understanding the importance of visual art in our everyday lives. Each year, LAL significantly contributes to central Kentucky’s cultural life by uniquely serving local, regional and national visual artists via a variety of programs that connect new, established and underserved audiences to those artists’ works. All of LAL’s programs are inclusive and are designed intentionally to have multiple points of access for the many constituent groups it serves.

 

Aligned with its mission to challenge, educate, engage, and enhance the community through visual art and in support of local artists, LAL serves Lexington and Central Kentucky with a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and programs that connect the community with visual art. In FY16, LAL directly served 1,050 artists through programs designed to provide opportunities for artistic growth and development, the production of new works, sales of artworks, as well as on-going exhibition opportunities. Annually, nearly 85,000 individuals from throughout the state — and across the country — are exposed to LAL’s programming.

 

As defined within its strategic plan, LAL aims to strengthen engagement within both the local and regional communities through contextual learning opportunities, a more strategic approach to marketing, a targeted approach to diversifying its audience, and the identification and deepening of partnerships that advance and support the organization’s mission.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

LAL is deeply committed to building meaningful relationships with artists in the community. To support that effort, LAL regularly hosts lectures, discussions and artists potlucks. LAL also recently completed an Artist Engagement Survey with more than 100 artists from throughout the greater Lexington community to better understand how LAL may better serve the artists of that community.

 

More broadly, in effort to meet its long term goals, LAL is working to increase the number of exhibition proposals by developing a call for proposals. While continuing to support LAL's current artistic approach, LAL's Artistic Development Committee is dedicated to infusing the gallery space with new cultural and ethnic artistic voices that reflect the diversity of its community through this call for proposals. This effort will be complemented by new educational opportunities focused on educating artists, community members, and educators.
 

LAL has also undertaken a rebranding effort to reconnect with existing audiences while appealing to new demographics. This effort is complemented by examining more targeted marketing approaches among these segmented audiences.

 

Further, LAL continues to redefine and examine the process by which community partnerships are identified and reinforced in effort to ensure they are mutually beneficial and to avoid the duplication of resources. LAL is also actively committed to fostering collaborative partnerships that support the presentation of cutting-edge disciplines, such as interactive digital media and motion-capture and projection mapping, through resources currently unavailable at its current facility.

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

 

Programs, financial resources, administrative and board functionality are continually assessed by the staff and board with the assistance of ad hoc committees as necessary. After the conclusion of an exhibition or program, LAL staff and board are able to evaluate the success of the program according to the goals and objectives within the strategic plan and make adjustments to future programs based upon their findings. LAL is committed to thoughtful and on-going evaluation as is evident in a yearly retreat and planning process on both the board and staff levels. LAL’s programs and exhibitions are regularly assessed quantitatively and qualitatively through in-person surveys, written evaluations, risk vs. reward analysis, and post-mortem goal attainment review upon the completion of any major exhibition or program.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Arthur Shechet ---=
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Haviland Argo 21c Hotel Museums
Ms. Lora Carter Educator
Ms. Blake Eames Blake Eames DesignVoting
Mr. Mike Graves WUKYVoting
Mr. Drew Hale Temper SealyVoting
Ms. Anne Helmers Hardwood Properties
Ms. Lori Houlihan Lexington Fayette County Government, Office of the MayorVoting
Mr. Matt Malone Hurt, Deckard & May, PLLCVoting
Mr. Charles Rowland Commonwealth of KentuckyVoting
Mr. Arthur Shechet Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Christian Thalacker Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jomo Thompson University of Kentucky AthleticsVoting
Ms. Sara Turner Cricket PressVoting
Ms. Julie Wilson Story Magazine
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Program / Program Planning
Comments
CEO Comments
LAL's Board structure includes five Cabinets which cover the primary areas of responsibility: Executive(Officers); Finance; Governance; Development/Marketing;and Exhibitions & Programs. The cabinets
develop and recommend policy for discussion and approval by the Board. Each elected officer also serves as a cabinet Chair and manages a Cabinet within their area of responsibility that works to develop new concepts and initiatives to further the work of the organization. 
 
The LAL Governance Cabinet meets routinely throughout the year to discuss matters of Governance, such as recruitment, board development, evaluation and succession plans for leadership. LAL is very purposeful in recruiting new board members that reflect the composition of the community while also possessing a passion for the work of the organization. Currently LAL has (2) board members who are LGBT, and (9) of the 16 board members are female. During last year, a board member of diversity rotated off the board and the LAL Governance Cabinet is currently seeking diverse members of the board for the upcoming board class. Additionally, with all of the changes and increased goals set for the organization, the LAL board will grow significantly over the next few years and will reach its (20) member maximum. This additional board development will provide LAL with the support that is needed for the organization to continue to successfully reach its goals pertaining to the expansion and growth of the organization.
 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Stephanie Harris
Term Start Aug 2010
Email sharris@lexingtonartleague.org
Experience Stephanie Harris served as LAL's Development Director for two years prior to her appointment to the position of Executive Director in August 2010. Her work experience over the past fifteen years includes: Arts Management, Arts Administration, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Community Building, Arts Education, and Exhibition and Curatorial experiences.
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 75%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Description

Voted a Top 10 Event by the Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Woodland Art Fair is Central Kentucky’s largest and most popular outdoor cultural event with approximately 60,000 attendees over two days.  In 2009-2010, the Fair was voted #36 of 900 nominated Fine Art and Design Fairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Also, through a survey conducted by LFUCG Division of Parks and Recreation of 10,000 Fayette County households, the Fair was rated the most popular activity presented through the LFUCG Division of Parks and Recreation.  200 artists from on both the local and national level are selected to participate in the Fair through a very competitive jury process.  The Fair is a must-do event for families and includes free live entertainment, free hands-on art activities for young people, free interactive demonstrations and great Kentucky food.

Budget 108300
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Cultural Festivals
Population Served Families, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short Term Success Artists in the fair report sales on par with those of other fairs, thereby supplementing annual income and providing visual art as a viable career option for many artists. Patrons leave the fair having purchased quality visual art, increasing the market for visual art in our region. The fair not only serves as a catalyst for the art market in the region, but also as a springboard for arts awareness, given the fact that it engages 60,000 individuals per year.
Program Long term Success The Woodland Art Fair attracts over 60,000 visitors each year to interact and engage with Fine Art and Craft artists from across the country.  This fair is free to the public so all members of the community can access this outdoor cultural event each year.  This weekend has become one that is highly anticipated by the surrounding neighborhoods who each year host, small art fairs, yard sales, and the shop owners in the Woodland Triangle experience an influx of business that is unmatched any other time of the year. This event also has a positive impact on our local economy as guests visit our downtown venues and area hotels. This event serves as LAL largest contribution to community engagement and each year contextual art activities are hosted by local artists and LAL professional staff to engage the guests with Art that is for Everyone.
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by written artist evaluations, staff reports, Community Engagement organizations' reports (organizations who offer activities for families during the event), and comments shared by patrons. Artist sales indicate a large part of the success of each year's program: "Sunshine Artist Magazine", leading trade publication, reports success ranked by art sales alone per fair.
Examples of Program Success The fair is in its fortieth year and has existed to benefit the year for over a quarter of a century at this point. A Lexington staple, it is listed in most travel guides throughout the region. The recipient of numerous awards at the local, state and national levels, the Woodland Art Fair thrives and enlivens the art scene in Lexington and serves as a benefit  to all who participate in it. 25% of artists in the fair are from Kentucky, thereby increasing the local art market; 50% of artists in the fair return each year, indicating a repeated inclination towards artist participation in the event; and art sales indicate that the Lexington community and surrounding regions are not only attending the event and support art, but also buying and supporting the art market in Lexington and beyond.
Description

LAL’s Artist Residency Program emphasizes flexibility, tailoring residencies on a project-by-project, artist-by-artist basis, with the creative and material needs of the artist serving as the central focus. Depending on the scope of the proposed project, artists work in residence from a few days to several weeks or months. Student artist interns from neighboring universities are often assigned to assist resident artists if extra support is needed.


Artists in residence work at the Loudoun House, an historic Gothic villa with over 5000 square feet of gallery space and a second floor suite of artist studios. If LAL does not have the facilities or equipment needed to create a particular artwork, it finds the resources in the community and establishes meaningful partnerships in order to connect artists with needed resources.

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Program Short Term Success

LAL hosted Canadian light-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett for nearly two months in early 2014. Brown and Garrett had previously garnered international success due to their CLOUD project, an interactive sculpture made of incandescent light bulbs in the shape of a cloud. They had already re-created CLOUD a couple of times when LAL approached them about making an interactive, light-based sculpture for the city of Lexington. Rather than recreating their previous works, LAL encouraged Brown and Garrett to create a new design, giving them artistic freedom to continue to grow and experiment in their field.


However, LAL does not have a metalworking facility and Brown and Garrett frequently work with steel. LAL reached out to the welding program at nearby Bluegrass Community and Technical College, who graciously offered free use of their welding shop as well as assistance from welding students and faculty, who saw the project as a learning opportunity.

Program Long term Success LALs residency program will establish Kentucky as a signature destination for artists to live and work, elevate perception of the region above stereotypes, and allow LAL to realize its organizational vision of a world where art, artists, and art-making are central to human inspiration, self-realization, and meaning.
Description
Established in 2017, this fund hours the memory of two of Lexington's most beloved painters.  This fund is designed to ensure the memory -- and the important medium through which both artists worked -- may live on through emerging painters for years to come.  
 
This annual residency includes exhibition and studio space as well as curatorial & instructional opportunities.  Selected artists will also be a part of LAL's Artistic Development Committee, assisting with the development of LAL's exhibitions and programming throughout the duration of their residences.  
 
Artists will be selected following a review of their most recent portfolio  by a panel of jurors lead by Lina Tharsing.  LAL intends these artists possess a high level of professionalism and a dedicated approach to their studio practice.  
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Description

The work of LAL through Castlewood Down aims to dissolve the boundary between the walls of the Loudon House Galleries and the greater Lexington Community through an outdoor cultural environment that values artistic integrity, resonates powerfully within the landscape and with the viewer, and is adaptable and available to our audience throughout the year.

 

This inaugural year of Castlewood Downs will be the start of a bi-annual, city-wide outdoor public art exhibition presented in partnership with Parks & Recreation. This exciting new addition to the city’s cultural landscape will transform Lexington’s Public Parks every second year. A juried exhibition aimed to enrich the community by bringing art into Lexington’s Castlewood park, Castlewood Downs will support the work of nine professional sculptors and one university level sculptor who will create and install sculptures on identified sites of the Loudoun House grounds of Castlewood Park.

 

Pieces chosen for inclusion in the exhibition will be juried by Lexington native and internationally renowned sculptor, John Henry. A recipient of the International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Henry’s career has spanned five decades and six continents.

 

Sculptures will remain on display for one year beginning in July 2017. 
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Description
The LAL Artist Archive is a searchable online compendium of visual artists living and working in Central Kentucky. It currently contains nearly 200 artist profiles featuring clips from interviews, images, and other biographical information. The archive will expand and evolve as LAL continues to add new artist profiles.

LAL created the Artist Archive for a few important reasons. First, the process of creating artist profiles is a way for LAL staff, interns, and students to cultivate meaningful connections with artists via one-on-one, face-to-face interviews with featured artists. LAL values artists' cultural contributions to our community and is committed to establishing and maintaining genuine relationships with artists living and working in our shared community. Second, the Artist Archive is a tool and resource for artists to connect to new audiences. Because the archive is free and easily accessed by anyone online, featured artists can share their work with a wide audience; the audio interviews facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of each artist's work, process, background, and interests. Finally, LAL considers the Artist Archive a meaningful asset to the artist community that can continue to develop through future programing.
 
Selection of profiled artists is non-juried and open to any visual artist in Central Kentucky. (Students must have been out of school at least one year.) If you or someone you know is a visual artist in the area, LAL would love to expand the Artist Archive and would be happy to schedule an interview and studio visit. 
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Program Comments
CEO Comments LAL is committed to utilizing visual art as a tool for creative expression, a source for deeper understanding about ourselves and others, and supports its ability to transform and shape a community. With our increased focus on community engagement LAL seeks to build deeper relationships with a variety of partners throughout our community to foster and ongoing discussion addressing the current challenges within our arts community to ensure continued support for the visual arts in Lexington. Some of these challenges include: limited funding sources, broader community awareness & support, visibility & engagement. All of the arts organizations within our community are facing the same types of problems, and building a network of our arts professionals is more important now than ever. By working with other organization on projects and initiatives that naturally align each entity is afforded the opportunity for increased visibility, funding and the benefit and support of an inclusive arts community that is fostered through this approach.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2016
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
LAL is committed to authentic engagement with the community on all levels and works to establish lasting partnership within the arts community while making in-roads to develop lasting relationships with other arts organizations, local government, community organizations and independent artists groups. 


Identified as a primary objective within the current one-year strategic plan, partnerships play a vital role in the overall success of the organization. LAL regularly collaborates with its neighbors at the NoLi CDC while also providing ongoing classes for the students enrolled in the Common Good Program. These efforts have afforded LAL a unique opportunity to establish itself as a space of inclusive engagement and cultural learning for all members of the surrounding community.


LAL’s enduring partnerships with LFUCG Parks and Recreation provides LAL with a space for collaboration, and LAL works with the following partners in on-going relationships: University of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies, North Limestone Community Development Corporation, Transylvania university, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Kentucky Arts Council, LexArts, Lexington Young Professionals, Rotaract, Downtown Lexington Corporation, The Lyric Theatre, Commerce Lexington, Leadership Lexington, UnderMain, Market 301, Creative Alliance for Arts Education, The Explorium, Lexington Children’s Theatre, The Bluegrass Printmakers Co-op, Lexington Potters, CRAVE Lexington, The Lexington Legends, MOPS, Broke Spoke Bike Shop, A Cup of Common Wealth, and West Sixth Brewery.

Leadership from LAL routinely meet with leaders from the arts community, and up and coming organizations to network, cross promote and share resources when appropriate. Currently the LAL board has members who routinely assist with connecting the organization to groups with similar missions to ensure that the community is getting the most benefit from its partnership initiatives. LAL routinely collaborates with the follow: LFUCG Parks and Recreation, Lexington Fayette County Government, Lex Arts, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Living Arts and Science Center,Lexington Children's Theatre, the Lexington Film League, the Lexington Visual Collective and the Confucius Institute. LAL has a proven ability to build meaningful collaborations throughout the community.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
LexArts Agency2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $399,275.00
Projected Expenses $399,275.00
Endowment Value $53,860.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$60,700$63,638$78,490
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$60,700$63,638$78,490
Individual Contributions$183,524$335,873$469,171
$0$0--
$158,339$198,974$228,758
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,285$8,296$4,957
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$0$0--
Revenue In-Kind$79,741$200,206$383,433
Other$32,852$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$236,404$398,437$661,346
Administration Expense$117,713$131,060$118,139
Fundraising Expense$66,642$95,814$128,817
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.970.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%64%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%24%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$144,100$140,725$225,934
Current Assets$96,956$90,641$68,935
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$65,000
Current Liabilities$76,641$84,982$85,740
Total Net Assets$67,459$55,743$75,194
Form 990s
2016 LAL Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990 2011
2010 990
2009 990EZ
2008 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments LAL is Committed to building a world where art, artists, and art-making flourish among regional, national, and international communities, LAL provides free, quality contemporary art programming, including exhibitions, youth education and outreach programs, artist conversations, community tours, and more.  In 2014 LAL expanded its programming beyond the walls of the Loudoun House and established an international Artist in Residence Program. LAL is currently working to secure major institutional funding to support this programmatic growth while developing its leadership to take the organization to its next level of development.
Address 209 Castlewood Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
Primary Phone 859 254-7024
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Stephanie Harris
Board Chair Mr. Arthur Shechet ---=
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer