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The Leeds Arts Council exists to promote the arts by offering art, literary, social, educational and cultural programs.
The LAC was founded in 1985 as part of the Jefferson County Community Schools arts program. In 1988, the LAC adopted a constitution and named a board of directors. In 1992 the LAC adopted bylaws and became incorporated and in 1993 we were granted nonprofit status. We own and operate the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center where we house an art gallery, theatre, arts library and classroom space. For over twenty-five years we have presented the arts through various programs and last year we offered 87 programs with a wide variety of arts represented, giving 405 artisans a place to present, teach, display, perform, sell and add to their income; offering six K-12 school programs, including dedicating the entire month of June to student workshops and student Broadway productions; and welcoming 16,600 patrons and students of the arts and 28 teachers into our community to enjoy these programs. Many of our programs are free to the public or at a cost of $5 to $25 (for dinner shows).