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Festival of the Arts November 12

Registration for Festival of the Arts is now open. Click here to register. Click here to download the brochure! Programs that have been added since the original brochure will be in green. The brochure was last updated on September 12.

With Festival of the Arts, the possibilities are wonderful! Girl Scouts get up to three arts experiences during this daylong event. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the event. Festival of the Arts (FOA) is a fun and engaging event for Girls Scouts of all levels to explore and includes nearly every genre of arts including dance, drama, visual arts, and more! FOA is held on the second Saturday in November with unique community partners. Troop leaders typically navigate registration.

Festival of the Arts will be held in person on November 12 at unique locations throughout Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana. The cost is $15 per Girl Scout and $15 per adult. For Girl Scouts, this fee includes admission to three programs: Workshop, Event, and a Performance, Exhibit, or Tour (PET), as well as a commemorative Festival of the Arts patch. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary of Festival of the Arts, we will provide free t-shirts to all girls registered for this event. See more details in the dropdown below. Adults can attend Events and PETs and will receive a commemorative patch; however, they may not participate in workshops due to extremely limited space.

How to Get Started

Read the brochure thoroughly and learn what is available for your grade level. Take time to determine what program options you would like to attend—try something new and different! Determine confirmed numbers of ALL adults and girls who will be attending before registering your troop for FOA. The registration pro­cess is designed to be fair to all—new and experienced troops—and to allow time for girls to be included in the decisions about their program selections.

Discuss with your troop what all of you would like to attend. In choosing, be flexible and select alternative choices. One purpose of the Festival is to introduce new art forms to girls, so try something new and plan for variety!

You may attend a total of three programs during the day.

  • No more than ONE program in the Events category.
  • No more than ONE program in the Workshop category.
  • All three programs may be in the Performances, Exhibits and Tours (PETs) category.

You do not have to fill all three time periods. Please be sure to note how many programs you want to attend. Programs are located throughout Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana, so be aware of your travel times. Please note that all times listed are Eastern.

How to Register

Make your program selections and list the number of patches you need. Please fill this form out as thoroughly as possible. Registration opens August 22 and the registration link will be available on this webpage.

Register everyone in your troop at the same time! Take time with your troop to determine what program options they would like to attend—try something new and different! If you need to add girls or adults to your troop after the first draw deadline, any previously scheduled programs will be released, and your troop will be scheduled (or rescheduled) with other troops who register on the day of your addition.


In celebration of our 50th Anniversary of Festival of the Arts, we will provide free T-shirts to all girls registered for this event.

Size Information
In order to accommodate as many girls as possible, the following shirt sizes will be available at no cost on a first come, first served basis: Youth Medium, Youth XL, and Adult L.

Adult t-shirts are available to purchase for $7 and include the following sizes: Adult Medium—Adult 4XL. You may select your size and purchase your shirt(s) using this form.

Make Your Shirt Groovy!
Shirts will be white with our commemorative 50th logo design on the front. We encourage you to tie-dye your shirt prior to Festival of the Arts to show off your cool designs!

Coordinate Shirt Pickup
Please see below how you can coordinate your shirt pick up:

50 Groovy Years Anniversary Celebration: Join your fellow Girl Scouts for a groovy day of fun as you celebrate 50 years of Festival of the Arts on October 8 at the Louisville Office! Create your own funky tie dye T-shirt. Registration is required and will be available on the GSK Events Calendar. More information is provided on page 3 of the FOA Brochure.

Louisville Office Pick Up: If you're unable to attend our celebration event, you may pick up your troop's shirts at the Louisville PLC the week of October 24-28. To reduce wait times, please email to coordinate your pickup date and time.

Festival of the Arts Pick Up: Shirts can also be picked up at Festival of the Arts along with your patch packets (please note that the shirts will be white with the commemorative 50th logo design on the front in black). You will be notified on October 28 in your program schedule of the pickup location for these items.


After completing the registration form, pay with a debit or credit card. You may also pay by check or Kentuckiana Credits. Using Kentuckiana Credits to pay for FOA? Reach out to your Membership Experience Coordinator or to Volunteer Care at 888-771-5170 to get your Kentuckiana Credits processed.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may apply for a refund ONLY if you meet ALL of the following conditions.

  • Selected five programs from the Performances, Exhibits, and Tours (PETs) category
  • Selected five workshops from your program level category.
  • Your troop as not placed in any of your selections.

If your troop was not given any of their original choices, you will be contacted and offered alternative choices. If these alternatives are not satisfactory, you may ask for a refund at that time.


Contact the Festival of the Arts Desk at or call Volunteer Care at 888-771-5170. You can also read the FAQ sheet found below.

50 Groovy Years of Festival of the Arts

On October 8, celebrate 50 years of Festival of the Arts with a groovy day of fun at the Louisville PLC!

Create your own funky tie dye T-shirt, explore the Girl Scout archives, climb the rock wall, and more! Girls will receive a Festival of the Arts T-shirt to tie dye, as well as a tie dye rocker for their participation in this celebratory event. The $3 cost includes lunch too! Registration will open on September 1.