Derby week begins at Churchill Downs with the fourth annual Celebration of the Arts. Rocko Jerome shares a sneak peek.

Returning for its fourth year, the 2019 Awards in the Arts presented by Kindred Healthcare and Joy Mangano will continue to elevate, celebrate, and move the arts forward, featuring  innovative artists of the Louisville area in a legendary setting. Fund for the Arts collaborates and co-hosts along with the Lawrence family and Churchill Downs, kicking off Derby week with an electrifying celebration of the creative spirit right at the eternal home of the Kentucky Derby itself. Over 250 gifted artists working in every medium imaginable will be presenting their craft for attendees to behold on every corner of the track. Performing artists, visual artists, and musicians representing many musical styles will all be on hand, creating in real time in a viscerally exciting experience for all.

Through donations, Fund for the Arts makes great things happen for our community, keeping alive that essential sense of vibrancy that only art can bring. This singular event brings their brightest stars to shine on our most exciting time of year in Louisville. You won’t want to miss it. 


The Celebration of the Arts takes place at Churchill Downs on April 27, 2019. Please visit for more information on how you can donate to this extraordinary cause and attend this celebration of innovation.

Posted on 2019-04-05 by