Paint by Nature

In conjunction with the Plant by Numbers program, local artists are invited to paint greenways and streamside restoration projects in Fayette County. Featured greenway sites, including photos of the different locations, are available on an interactive online map or a printable greenway map

The resulting art will become part of the Paint by Nature: Streamside exhibit, and will be displayed at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center from August 17 through October 21. See below for a variety of events planned in conjunction with the exhibit, such as naturalist talks, art programs for families and gardening demonstrations.

All events are in the meeting room at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.

  • Bees & Butterflies: Creating a pollinator garden in your own backyard
    Thursday, August 30, 6 – 7 p.m.
    Join Mike Lorton and Steven Rogers from Lexington Parks & Recreation to learn tips and tricks for growing your own pollinator garden. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Nature Hop wrap-up
    Sunday, September 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Hop on over to the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center for Paint by Nature: Streamside. Share the highlights of your Nature Hop experience with other participants over art and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Gallery Hop
    Friday, September 21, 5 – 8 p.m.
    Stop by to see Paint by Nature: Streamside and design your own garden of native, low-maintenance plants during the LexArts HOP. The Gallery Hop is a celebration of art, including dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, which occurs the third Friday of each month. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Health benefits of the outdoors
    Thursday, October 11, 6 – 7 p.m.
    We all know how much fun it is to spend time outside. Dr. Greg Davis, MD, of the University of Kentucky will be presenting a workshop on spending time outdoors can improve your health. Dr. Davis is also the host of the weekly show Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine on WUKY. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Closing Reception
    Sunday, October 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
    Get a unique perspective on Lexington’s natural spaces as you take in art inspired by local greenways and streamside restoration projects and talk with environmental restoration professionals involved with these projects. This event is free and open to the public.

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