The Lexington Arts Council was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant will be used to help support the Lexington Bach Festival which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Lexington Bach Festival is held every September in Lexington at St. Denis Church and welcomes performers from all over the United States.
Liz Jackson, President of the Lexington Arts Council, said, “the event is truly remarkable with nearly 40 performers coming into [Lexington], rehearsing on Friday, and then performing on Saturday and Sunday.” The performers are housed at several different family homes in the area.
The NEA was established by Congress in 1965. Its purpose is to support the arts in communities across the United States. This is the second year in a row that the Lexington Arts Council has received the grant. John Groustra, a board member for the Lexington Arts Council said, “[they] are grateful for the support of the NEA, which, along with other grantors and sponsors, makes the festival possible.”
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.