Welcome to the LexArts HOP!
For over a quarter century, downtown Lexington has come
alive and artful, as galleries and museums, artists’ studios, and other
creative spaces have opened their doors on the third Friday of every other
HOP is LexArts’—and Lexington’s—signature event. We and the
40-plus partner venues you’ll find listed in these pages welcome you to our
HOP began as a way to encourage everyone to look at and buy
art—and that is still its mission. Affordable, unique pieces in many media and
in every genre are on view at HOP sites. Often you can meet the artists
themselves and learn about their work first hand.
Collecting need not be mysterious or expensive. You can own
beautiful objects on any budget. And discover fascinating friends and fresh
ideas as well.
No one has yet to visit every HOP venue on a single Friday
night. We don’t recommend trying! Visit as many or as few as you like—and please
come back the next time to experience the new exhibitions and new sites. This
guide will tell you when the sites have regular hours as well.
We’re thrilled to welcome Republic Bank as our new HOP
Sponsor. With their help, we’re not only able to produce this comprehensive
2020 HOP Guide, but also continue to bring an up-close and personal experienceof the visual arts to Lexingtonians and visitors alike . Visit LEXARTS.org/HOP
for more information.