LexArts seeks existing artwork for purchase to be permanently displayed in the newly renovated Commerce Lexington headquarters in Lexington, KY.
Although it was incorporated in 1881, the origins of the chamber of commerce in Lexington have been traced back to 1797, when John Postlehwait convened a meeting of the Lexington Society for the Promotion of Emigration. The actual meeting minutes reflect that the chamber board of directors met for the first time on November 11, 1881, in the President’s Room of the First National Bank. The chamber offices were formally opened on December 8, 1881.
Commerce Lexington was formed in January 2004 with the merger of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Lexington United, and the Lexington Partnership for Workforce Development.
Commerce Lexington seeks to promote economic development, job creation, and overall business growth in Lexington and its neighboring communities while strengthening its existing businesses through the many programs and services the organization offers. It was created to provide more continuity and enhanced focus in the areas of business, economic development, and workforce development.
COMMERCE LEXINGTON'S MISSION:
To represent our members/investors, creating the environment and opportunity for economic prosperity and quality living in Central Kentucky.
Commerce Lexington's economic focus centers on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion and retention, and new job creation; advocacy; workforce and talent development; connecting people and businesses; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of emerging leaders, and local and regional leadership.
A variety of 2-D work, from photography to painting and other visual art will be displayed to create an aesthetically pleasing contemporary space for staff and visitors.