Louisville Visual Art has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support for over 100 years. As a creative hub now established in the Portland Neighborhood, we are dedicated to engaging and 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. Louisville Visual Art 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 empowered because they have access and opportunity to work, play, learn and participate.

LVA Staff

Lindy Casebier, Executive Director

Annette Cable, Education Coordinator

Amy Chase, Creative Design Director

Sarah Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications

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
Prewitt Lane - Vice-President
Allison Stack - Treasurer
Lisa Huber - Secretary
Porter Watkins
Steve Wilson

Deidre Alphenaar
Wilma Bethel
Theresa Butler
Lisa Carpenter
Laury Christensen
Beverly Cote
Channing Cox
Andrew Cozzens
Lynn Dunbar
Susan Hallenberg
Judy Hanekamp
Meredith Harber
Mo McKnight Howe
Althea Jackson
Laura Johnston
Melanie Lykins
Gray Middleton
Tyler Robertson
Yamilca Rodriguez
Cate Noble Ward
Gail Zeh