Girl Scouts learn the arts

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - What does it take to be an artist or a dancer? That's what several thousand Kentuckiana Girl Scouts will find out at the Girl Scout Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of Girl Scout troops from Kentucky, southern Indiana and surrounding areas will gather in Louisville for the largest and longest-running Girl Scout arts festival in the country.

The 38th annual Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The girls will learn about pop art, 19th century art, various cultural dances, ballroom dancing, cake decorating and many other forms of art.

Interactive and educational activities will be held at 50 locations throughout Metro Louisville, including the Kentucky International Convention Center, Locust Grove, Frazier Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Falls of the Ohio State Park and Rauch Planetarium. In addition, the girls will have the opportunity to take tours of historic Louisville homes and museums and participate in ghost walks.

"Through this event, thousands of girls will gain a first-hand appreciation of the arts that they otherwise would never experience," said event coordinator Jennifer Court.

Troops from as far away as Paducah are expected to participate in the Festival of Arts. The festival is also open to non-Girl Scouts who can attend the event to discover Girl Scouting for themselves. For more information visit or call 888-771-5170.

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