Accessibility for All at The Parachute Factory

“When people find an entrance difficult to navigate we are essentially blocking or barring access, Looking at this from a Civil Rights perspective is also informing. On an essential level, why purposely bar those of us who will only add to the creative potential of such an organization?”

Bruce Burris
Founder and former Director of Latitude Arts Community, Lexington KY

At The Parachute Factory, we prioritize eliminating all barriers that might keep our community from experiencing the art and events we host in our space—whether social, economic, or physical. We know that our entryway is not accessible to those with physical disabilities, and it’s vital for us that we eliminate that barrier.
Not only is there no wheelchair ramp for one to access our space, but our door—our only entrance—is too narrow for a wheelchair to enter through.

Alexa King and Trevor Cox of The Design Society at UK's College of Design were awarded a grant by the Student Sustainability Council to cover $6,874 in materials, electrical work, and permitting to build our ramp! Covid-19 has made the transition to building the ramp with students difficult, and we are now reconsidering options to build the ramp this Fall.


As you may know, The Parachute Factory operates entirely on grants and donations, and all of our efforts are volunteer based. We are now running a matching grant to reallocate resources to our general operating expenses, like rent, promotional materials, a customized, virtual gallery, and maintenance supplies. Please consider donating to help keep our doors open at Parachute, and help provide assistance to fulfilling our mission.

We thank you in advance for your contributions!

Located in the heart of Lexington’s Northside, The Parachute Factory  exists as a non-profit, multi-use space to promote artistic endeavors and community engagement. We provide a professional and inviting exhibition space for artists that not only heralds artistic merit, but also thrives through community outreach.

The Parachute Factory was launched by a group of local artists from the Lexington Guild of Printmakers in 2016. The space was born out of a need for professional exhibition space accessible to both artists and community members alike. When presented with an affordable space in an old parachute factory warehouse, Guild members seized the opportunity. Three weeks and over 100 volunteer hours later, The Parachute Factory opened its doors to the public with its first exhibition. The Parachute Factory is volunteer-run and community-driven; all of our events are free and open to the public.
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Fundraising team: TPF Fundraising Team (3)

Sarah Madison Brown 
Lexington, KY
Parachute Factory 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Ellen McCann 
Team member
Greg Lamer 
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