Living Arts & Science Center
The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) is a not-for-profit organization now in their 50th year of providing creative and unique programs in the arts and sciences for children and adults. In April, 2016, the LASC opened the new Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center, an 11,000 square foot addition to their renovated historic building, the Kincaid House. The new addition and renovated facility includes expanded art and science exhibition space, Lexington’s only Planetarium, a Clay Studio, a Digital Media Lab, a Teaching Kitchen, a Children’s Art Gallery, new classroom space, and 1.5 acres with gardens, native Kentucky plantings, and a man-made waterfall and stream.
The LASC focuses on participatory and educational programs and events and engages the community through numerous art exhibits, over 300 classes and workshops per year, field trip programs for over 10,000 Kentucky school children, traveling art and science programs, in-school and after-school art and science programs, community events such as an annual Day of the Dead Festival, and numerous community art projects and programs in their own facility as well as at numerous community events. The LASC also provides free art and science programs in schools with high percentages of at-risk students as well as in social service agencies, libraries, and at community events.