Who we are.
The Lexington Art League is a contemporary visual art center located at the geographic and cultural intersection of the American South and the Midwest.
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.
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.
LAL's slogan, “Art for Everyone,” reflects the organization’s commitment to providing multiple access points for patrons to experience visual art. From the AFB Woodland Art Fair, an outdoor, weekend-long juried art sale which draws more than 60,000 visitors, to large-scale art exhibitions at the Loudoun House, to The 20, a high-end art auction, 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.