LCAD Professional Mentoring Program

Professional Mentoring Program

LCAD's Professional Mentoring Program pairs fine arts majors in our Professional Practices course with member galleries of First Thursdays Art Walk. Representatives from the galleries guide students through the fundamentals of exhibiting their work and educate them about the business side of operating a gallery. This unique program allows students to put the skills learned in the course into action, giving them a competitive edge before entering the professional art world.


Many LCAD fine arts alumni who have participated in the program have continued their careers with the mentoring galleries as exhibitors, assistants, installers, consultants and managers.


The LCAD Professional Mentoring Program exhibition takes place annually during First Thursdays Art Walk in December.