Art by Nature: Urban Creeks opens Friday

Art, but make it about nature. The sixth annual Art by Nature exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 13, at the Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

This year’s show, Art by Nature: Urban Creeks, highlights the importance of local waterways. Stream buffers are an important part of the urban creek habitat. In addition to providing food and shelter for local wildlife, stream buffers help filter pollutants from the urban environment and reinforce stream banks, preventing erosion.

The opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The gallery features 121 pieces of work from 90 local artists. Digital art, photography, collage, mixed media, and LEGO bricks are all among the mediums included in the exhibit. Pieces are available for purchase.

A separate, concurrent exhibition featuring works from Fayette County Public Schools students will also be featured at The Living Arts & Science Center.

This year’s theme highlights Plant by Numbers plans for wet soils and streamside plantings. These plans make it easy for novices to design beautiful, low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly landscapes. The plans were created by EARTHeim Landscape Design and are available for free at

There will also be the following events, free and open to the public. Admission is free to the Living Arts and Science Center during all Art by Nature events.

  • Saturday, Oct. 21 | Discovery Saturday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 | Dia de los Muertos | 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17 | LexArts HOP | 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 | Discovery Saturday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 24 | Closing Reception | 6 – 8 p.m.

For more details on the exhibit and its associated events, visit


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