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Photo courtesy of Institute 193


Institute 193

193 N Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40507



For a state and region that has a rich, thriving community of contemporary artists and makers, there's a curious dearth of space for them to exhibit, gather and entertain. Institute 193 seeks to fill that void—and does so beautifully. From film screenings to art fairs (that the Institute both hosts and travels to), this is a gallery that champions the best of what the Southeast is making, and brings that work to its full potential.

Hunter Guyon of County Club Restaurant / Institute 193

This is a truly beautiful space for contemporary art, and there's also a great gift shop full of small works, records, and books. I always do my holiday shopping here.

— Hunter Guyon of County Club Restaurant