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The Living Arts & Science Center - Lexington, Kentucky The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) is a non-profit organization which, since 1968, has provided provides creative education and unique experiences for children and adults in the arts and sciences. Located in the inner-city of downtown Lexington, each year the LASC provides over 300 interactive classes for pre-school to adults, hands-on exhibits in the arts and sciences, field-trip programs for thousands of school children, a mobile planetarium and nine traveling programs that go into schools and libraries across the state, and numerous in-school and after-school programs that are provided at no cost for numerous Title I schools. Special community events such as an annual Day of the Dead Festival and Family Fun Day provide free arts and sciences opportunities for all ages. The LASC’s facility includes art and science galleries, a planetarium, a teaching kitchen, a digital media lab, a clay studio, 8 classrooms, a Children’s Art Gallery, and 1.5 acres of Urban Educational Green Space with native Kentucky plantings, rain gardens, butterfly gardens and a waterfall that utilizes captured rain water. ABOUT THE ORNAMENTS The LASC is celebrating Kentucky’s proud history of arts and crafts and has invited 12 renowned Kentucky craftspeople to share their work within the ornaments. Each ornament will include a small sampling of the craftsperson’s work, as well as some of the raw materials with which they work.