Arts & Culture

Tickets on Sale Now for 'An Inspired Evening' Celebrating Kentucky Artists

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Celebrate and meet some of your favorite Kentucky artists at UK Art Museum's An Inspired Evening. Get your tickets now for the event scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2020) Tickets for An Inspired Evening, hosted by the University of Kentucky Art Museum, are now available for purchase. The museum’s annual fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020, will celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and culture of the Commonwealth.

As part of the UK Art Museum’s 40th anniversary, the evening soiree will honor all the living Kentucky artists the museum has collected or exhibited throughout their history. While the UK Art Museum features a range of historical and contemporary art from around the world, the museum takes special pride in those artists who make Kentucky their home. At least 36 of these artists will be in attendance!

The evening's themes are Kentucky and time. As part of the festivities, revelers will enjoy fabulous food and drink and lively entertainment inspired by the past 40 years. An Inspired Evening will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 9, throughout the museum's galleries.

Tickets for An Inspired Evening are $80, with $55 of the ticket price being tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 859-257-6218 or by contacting Kate Sprengnether at

Proceeds from this milestone celebration support the UK Art Museum's year-round ambitious schedule of exhibitions and events, including lectures, workshops and family programming.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.