Louisville Visual Art has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909. As a creative hub now established in the Portland neighborhood, we are dedicated to encouraging artists through programming such as MAP, Artebella, Open Studio Weekend, and weekly calls for artists. LVA is shaping and inspiring the next generation of creative leaders by providing quality instruction to over 5,500 students annually through Children’s Fine Art Classes and outreach programs in schools and community centers. LVA aims to engage, inspire, and improve our city and region through the arts. 

LVA is committed to doing our part to fulfill the objectives outlined in the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Cultural Plan. To support a full creative life for all, LVA with the Imagine Greater Louisville Steering Committee commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive and equitable society where people from every segment of our community feel they have access and opportunity to work, play, learn and participate.

LVA Staff

Lindy Casebier, Executive Director

Peter Berkowitz, Communications Manager

Annette Cable, Education Coordinator

Amy Chase, Creative Design Director

Josh Jenkins, Artebella Coordinator

Bonnie Johnson, Finance Director 

Jackie Pallesen, Director of Education & Outreach

Ehren Reed, Outreach Program Manager

Keith Waits, Facility & Gallery Manager


LVA Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Marti Kuehn - President
Susan Hallenberg - Vice-President

Prewitt Lane - Treasurer
Lisa Huber - Secretary
Porter Watkins
Steve Wilson

Deidre Alphenaar
Wilma Bethel
Laury Christensen
Beverly Cote
Channing Cox
Andrew Cozzens
Lynn Dunbar
Susan Hallenberg
Judy Hanekamp
Meredith Cunningham Harber
Gant Hill
Kathy Hillerich
Gray Middleton
Caroline Pike
Tyler Robertson
Yamilca Rodriguez


Advisory Board
Theresa Butler
Mo McKnight Howe
Althea Jackson
Melanie Lykins