The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) announced today that they have completed a $1,000,000 matching grant from the W. PAUL AND LUCILLE CAUDILL LITTLE FOUNDATION as part of their $5,000,000 Imagine This Capital Campaign, for expansion into a new addition as well as a renovation of their current historic building.
In honor of this $1,000,000 gift to the LASC, the new Living Arts & Science Center’s addition will be named the Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center. Lucille C. Little was an original founder of the Living Arts & Science Center when it originated in 1968.
The Living Arts & Science Center has now raised $2.85 million, more than half of their $5,000,000 goal, and will break ground for the expansion in the spring of 2014. The building expansion and renovation is anticipated to be completed in the Spring of 2015.
“For the LASC to continue to grow and to serve the ever increasing demand and need for our programs and services, it is an excellent time to move forward with this renovation and expansion project. With the selection of Louisville-based, internationally recognized architects, the DeLeon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, the LASC will not only expand its facility and programs and services, but will contribute to the revitalization of the East End through the creation of a creative and engaging presence in downtown Lexington. We are approaching the design with a desire to create an open and interactive site that will encourage participation from our local residents and serve as an educational destination for children and adults throughout Kentucky,” said Capital Campaign Chair, Harriet Dupree Bradley
The Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center will include:
Planetarium (Lexington’s only)
Hands-on Discovery Exhibit
The “Glo” Gallery (in honor of the late Gloria Singletary)
New art and science classrooms
Digital Art Studio
Additional Art Gallery Space
New program space in the LASC’s renovated Kinkead House will include:
a new Children’s Art Gallery
Retail Gallery and Science Shop
Renovated classrooms, office space, and Singletary Art Gallery
The Capital Campaign continues and offers numerous naming opportunities for individuals, corporations and foundations throughout the new building and on the grounds of the LASC. $500,000 of the campaign will be designated for the Living Arts & Science Center’s Endowment Fund.
Other major donors to the campaign include:
William Stamps Farish Fund
William R. Kenan Charitable Trust
Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. Government