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The John G. Irvin Gallery opened in March 1987.  It was created to promote Kentucky’s visual artists. The creation of the gallery was a labor of love and a passion of the late Irvin, a Lexingtonian and former employee of Central Bank. Over the years the gallery has hosted exhibitions by Kentucky’s finest artists, as well as new and emerging artists exhibiting for the first time.

Art receptions are held on LexArts Gallery Hop evenings on the fifth-floor executive area of the bank, located at 300 West Vine Street from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. The art may also be viewed during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The collection is displayed on floors two and three.

For more information call 859-253-6346.


2020 Dates Artist Reception (Gallery Hop) Date
January 17 – February 28 Lucinda Chapman January 17
March 20 – May 1 Sister Cities Young Artists Competition March 20
May 15 – June 26 Janet Webke (and two other artists TBA) May 15
July 17 – August 28 Ronald McDonald House Charities July 17
September 18 – October 30 Creative Camera Club September 18
November 20 – January 1, 2021 Tates Creek Camera Club November 20

To advertise your community event, contact Lauren Michul at 859-253-6346 or lmichul@centralbank.com.

Sponsorships & Initiatives

Central Bank has been serving the people and communities of the Commonwealth since 1946. Our bankers are actively involved in all aspects of community life. We support their dedication and good works with corporate donations and sponsorships that benefit organizations throughout the region.

Some of the charities, events and programs we support include:

  • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
  • American Heart Association – Heart Ball
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Bluegrass State Games
  • Carnegie Center – Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame
  • Children’s Charities of the Bluegrass
  • Community Action Council
  • Commerce Lexington
  • Downtown Lexington Partnership
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Gatton College of Business & Economics – University of Kentucky
  • God’s Pantry – Taste of the Bluegrass
  • Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Kentucky Children’s Hospital
  • Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
  • Kincaid Foundation Scholarship
  • LexArts
  • Lexington Philharmonic
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Lexington Theatre
  • Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • Project REACH – Affordable Housing
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sanders Brown Center on Aging
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Transylvania University
  • University of Kentucky Athletics
  • University of Kentucky Healthcare
  • Urban League
  • Woodhill Community Center
  • YMCA Black Achievers
  • YMCA Power Scholars Academy