Increasing Access to Quality Arts ExperiencesMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of community members engaged in an Extension-sponsored gallery exhibit


Number of participants engaged in artistic activities that advance critical thinking


Number of participants reporting appreciation of artistic accomplishments


Number of artists reporting appreciation and/or validation of their artistic accomplishments


Number of community members reporting a new artistic experience


Number of teaching artists brought to community through Extension collaborations


Number of participants reporting an understanding of quality artistic experiences


Number of Extension facilitated arts programming receiving local, state, or national recognition


Number of artists showcasing work (visual, literary, performing) through an Extension sponsored or coordinated event



Online Photography Contest and Exhibit

The Whitley County Extension Community Arts Center is a prime facility to host and curate art exhibits. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we had to think of new ways to create art exposure and interaction within our community. Our solution was to provide an online photography exhibit and competition through our existing social media outlets and our newly added YouTube page. To reach a wide range of demographics, the contest was promoted through email, social media, and local newspapers. For safety ac...

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Online Photography Contest and Exhibit

Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Art During Social Isolation

    The Whitley County Extension Community Art Center has traditionally provided arts access to the residents of Whitley County via face-to-face, hands-on arts engagement classes. Due to COVID-19, the Art... Read More

  • Curbside Art Kits

    Beginning in March 2020, as a proactive reaction to closures and social distancing guidelines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Pike County Extension Fine Arts began providing on-the-go art activi... Read More

  • New Mural Includes Community Engagement Process

    The Whitley County Community Art Center is gaining a new piece of artwork through a collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts. The artist, Colin Glenn, is a senior at the Sch... Read More

  • Piloting New Fine Arts Programming

    The Fine Arts Extension Program has been in existence in Kentucky for fifteen years. Kentucky is the first state to have dedicated arts agents at the county level to deliver programming under the Comm... Read More

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