Happenings At The Explorium

Museum Go Round
Oct. 1 at Victorian Square

It’s time to submit your work for Explorium of Lexington’s annual Museum Go Round – which is the state’s largest children’s art gallery.

MGR is a festival, complete with hands-on activities, workshops, food and entertainment, plus approximately 100 artists younger than 18 will display paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry and various art.

Typically up to 1,000 attend. This year, the event is Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Victorian Square.

Admission for artists is free, and they will have an opportunity to sell their art.

The underlying principle is: Any art form is acceptable as long as it’s yours. Originality sells!

“Booths” cost $15 and consist of one table – approximately 6 feet long – two chairs and a table cover.
Scholarships are available. All participants are expected to stay for the entire event. In past events, art teachers have used this event as a class or club fundraiser.

Explorium staff are available to answer questions about art submissions. Artists will be contacted to confirm their booth space after an application has been received.
Info: 258-3253, ext. 18 or www.explorium.com. Applications also can be picked up at the Explorium.


Carnival 2011

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Explorium of Lexington presents Carnival 2011: An Evening of Confections and Cocktails, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 7-10 p.m. at Victorian Square Atrium.

As the Explorium provides a fun and creative environment for children, this 21 and over event boasts a fun big top carnival atmosphere, including dessert tastings, libations, games, prizes, cupcake bar, live music, silent auction and more.  Attire is Carnival Cocktail Couture.

The evening’s proceeds support the Explorium and its Have A Heart program. The Have A Heart program has allowed underprivileged children to attend the Explorium and its programming free for many years.

Tickets cost $35 ($50 at the door).  Info: 258-3253,  ext. 13 or www.explorium.com.