A student art competition for Louisville Metro students to showcase their talents and celebrate the Kentucky Derby experience!


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HAWA Grand Prize Winner Zoom Celebration screenshot

Elizabeth Lepley, a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville, along with Lepley's art teacher and parent, reacts to winning the Grand Prize via Zoom, while learning remotely in Alaska.

HAWA Grand Prize Winning Artwork by Elizabeth Lepley

Lepley's winning artwork

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The Kentucky Derby Museum's annual competition, Horsing Around With Art, was open to Louisville Metro public, private or parochial school students in grades 1-12. A total of $6,300 was donated to winning schools' art departments. The 2020-2021 HAWA year drew 86 entries from 21 schools in our city. Exhibition was on display from January 20, 2021 – March 14, 2021 in the Carl F. Pollard Gallery and online.


Horsing Around With Art Archive