Feb 26



An intimate and innovative dance and visual art experience

Feb. 22-26, 2017

Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Lucas Jervies
Music by Adam Starr
Designs by Louisville Visual Artists Tiffany Carbonneau, Andrew Cozzens, Ezra Kellerman

A co-production between Louisville Ballet and Louisville Visual Art, this production will push the boundaries of how art can be created through collaboration. Choreographer Lucas Jervies brings a psychological drama to life in the intimate setting of the Bomhard Theater, where you will feel a close connection to the power of the art you see.

Apr 8


It's that time of year again, folks! We invite you to participate in Louisville Visual Art's (LVA) 4th Annual art [squared] Anonymous 8" x 8" Art Sale. This thrilling and vital fundraising event will be held Friday evening, April 7, 2017 and will continue Saturday morning, April 8, 2017 at LVA, and most importantly, will raise funds for LVA's Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program.

As done in previous years, all works donated to art [squared] will be exhibited anonymously and sold on a first-come, first-served basis at LVA's new location on Lytle Street on Friday, April 7th at 7 PM. The beauty of anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference. Each piece will be priced at $100. The work will also be on public display for one week leading up to the sale, and for an additional week following the sale.

Hundreds of art works - the largest number of talented local artists to be found in one location – and each piece is ONLY $100.

Friday, April 7th - Preview, Sale & Party - Ticketed Event
7:00pm-7:30pm – Preview
7:30pm – Sale Begins

Saturday, April 8th - Public Sale - (Free Event)
10am-1pm – Sale open to the public

Participating artist information here

5:00 pm17:00

Baseball Flags: New Work by Patrick Donley

  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, cocktails, and new artwork from Louisville artist, Patrick Donley. Patrick Donley is a longtime member of the Louisville art community who has made his reputation with his colorful, collage-based abstract paintings, compositions composed of spherical objects applied with an insistent mark-making technique. His new work explores the global connection with the game of baseball with flags serving as the visual starting point. 

"This series began as an excuse to use the imagery of America’s Game in my art. For years, I have been fascinated by the gritty, rugged, glorious, and often tarnished visual lexicon of baseball, a game full of heroes, heroines, legends, myths, successes and failures. It fascinates me that although Soccer is the 'World’s' game, Baseball has 'the World Series', and now, for me, that phrase finally makes a little more sense."

Nov 6

Open Studio Weekend 2016

One weekend each year artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend! This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who appreciates art, from enthusiasts to collectors, to see artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It's such an amazing chance to see the behind the scenes world of your favorite artists— as well as new artists that will quickly become your favorites! Learn more here.

Saturday, November 5 - 10AM-5PM
Sunday, November 6 - 12PM-5PM

Open Studio Weekend Ticket

Purchase your Open Studio Weekend ticket and gain access to artist studios throughout the city! Print out your e-mail confirmation to pick up your OSW Artist Directory and Studio Guide at one of our sponsor locations:

Commonwealth Bank & Trust
St. Matthews - 286 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Anchorage - 1402 Evergreen Road, Louisville, KY 40223
Middletown - 12906 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243
Holiday Manor - 4944 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40205
Highlands - 2401 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

Cressman Center for Visual Arts - 100 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Kentucky Fine Art Gallery - 2400 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

LVA - 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Preston Arts Center - 3048 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

Nitty Gritty - 996 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Revelry Gallery Boutique - 742 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Silica Ceramic Studio - 246 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Members, Seniors, Teachers, and Students use code MEMBEROSW to receive your discount.

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6:00 pm18:00

UnMasked Fundraiser

  • LVA

Join us in the unveiling of LVA's new architectural design!

Enjoy an immersive light show by Spettra as well as art, food and libations throughout the evening

Where: LVA, 1538 Lytle Street
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm

$75 Single / $125 Couple
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More information: 502.584.8166 x 100. info@louisvillevisualart.org

10:00 am10:00


Portland Art & Heritage Fair Exhibition at LVA Gallery: METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS is a juried exhibition and will be on view at LVA in Portland, 1538 Lytle Ave 10am-6pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016. The exhibition competition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now! 

metamorphosis [met-uh-mawr-fuh-seez]: a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism. a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation. any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. a form resulting from any such change.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 am to 6 pm
More information on the Portland Art & Heritage Fair

Participating Artists:

Aron Conaway
Andy Perez
Ashley Williams
John Davis
Charlotte Pollock
SaraBeth Post
Jamie Green
Margaret Frozena
Kenneth Hayden
Barry Motes
Nancy Smith
Patrick Sheehan
Rachael Parrill
Jessica Oberdick
Adrian Rowan
Debra Lott
Braylyn Stewart
Ewa Perz
Devan Horton
Dorothy Kavka
Kayla Bischoff

Oct 15

The View from Back Here: snapshots and memories from the backside of the track.

  • ReSurfaced Liberty Build

Opening Reception: October 7th, 6:30pm

The Backside Learning Center, Louisville Visual Art, and Louisville Story Program invite the public to join them at the ReSurfaced Liberty Build on Friday, Oct. 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the opening of The View from Back Here: snapshots and memories from the backside of the track. 

This is the culminating exhibit of a summer photography and oral history program for youth and young adults in the backside community who expressed interest in the documentary disciplines. Guided by instructors from LSP and LVA and made possible with a grant from UPS, they learned the fundamentals of photography and were trained in the objectives and techniques of taking oral history. They photographed many aspects of daily life on the track and conducted personal interviews with community and family members. Some of the participants are the children of equine workers on the backside of Churchill Downs, others work on the backside themselves. Together they have captured a brief, vibrant glimpse into the lives and stories lived every day on the backside of the track. The exhibit will run throughout the month of October, Thursdays and Fridays 5-10 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.

Plein Air Paint Out - Botanica ReGeneration Fair
8:00 am08:00

Plein Air Paint Out - Botanica ReGeneration Fair

  • Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Plein Air Paint Out, (organized by LVA)
Part of the Botanica ReGeneration Fair

Watch as more than 30 painters create beautiful artworks inthe hopes of winning a prize of up to $1000. Paintings will be available for purchase after the contest.

Paint Out: 8am - 3pm
Awards: 3:30pm
Sale: 3:30pm - 5pm

Interested in participating in the Plein Air Paint Out?
Registration Deadline is September 1, 2016. Register here

The Waterfront Botanical Garden’s 2nd Annual ReGeneration Fair will take place on the future Gardens site, with vendors and booths from around the city and region showcasing sustainable practices. Food trucks, sweet treats, and adult beverages will be available!

This family-friendly event will include activities for the kids, as well as a special Plein Air Paint Out in coordination with the Louisville Visual Art.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens is located on the corner of River Road and Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY. This event is FREE to attend!

More information
Botanica Flyer

6:00 pm18:00

MAPPED OUT: A MAP Kick Off Party

  • Garage Bar

Louisville Visual Art, in partnership with Center for Neighborhoods and Louisville Metro Government, announce Louisville's first ever city wide mural initiative: MAP! Join us as local artists live-paint 8ft x 8ft murals, enjoy food, drink, and a silent auction of the art you saw created—all while supporting a wonderful new program!

Participating Artists:
Ashley Brossart
Alyx McClain
Braylyn Resko Stewart
Karl Otto
Liz Richter
Pat Sheehan
Vinnie Kochert

Garage Bar
Via Studio
Revelry Botique Gallery
West Sixth Brewing

5:00 pm17:00

Visiting Artist Open House with Britany Baker

  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, cocktails, and recent artwork from Louisville artist, Britany Baker.

“I strive to make art that encourages introspection, contemplation, and pareidolia, that is fractal and meditative the way nature is. I want to make art that changes and grows with you — something you can live with for the rest of your life. I want you to see something new in it each time you sit with it — a Rorschach test that reflects the viewer in whatever state they’re in. I want you to remember it when you’re away from it, and realize you missed it when you see it again. I want you to stop, and say to yourself, ‘Wait! What am I seeing here?’ and then catch yourself getting lost in it, thereby easing yourself into a different frame of mind.”

Learn more about Britany Baker and her work at britanybaker.com.

Presented by: Limestone Title & Escrow, LLC and Lenihan Sotheby's

In affiliation with: Louisville Visual Art

Aug 26

The Future Is Now Exhibition

  • Huff Gallery, Spalding University
  • Opening reception: Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7 pm at the Huff Gallery
  • Exhibition Dates: August 5th - 26th, 2016

The Huff Gallery is open to the public and is located in the lower level of the Spalding University library. Library hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m - 10 p.m, Friday7:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m, Saturday 8 a.m - 5 p.m, and Sunday 1 - 8 p.m.

The Future is Now is mentorship program that matches JCPS high school students with professional local artists in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the course of the program, each student/mentor team works towards creating individual and collaborative pieces for a final exhibition showcasing their work. Along the way, program facilitators from Louisville Visual Art and The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University work with artist mentors to teach the students new artistic processes, portfolio building, how to get the most out of a critique of their own work, how to give meaningful critiques of their peer's work, exhibition design, installation, marketing, and what it takes to be a professional artist. The program culminates inthe gallery where students experience curatorial practices by participating in exhibition layout, installation of artwork, promoting and hosting the opening reception.

5:00 pm17:00

Studio 2000 Sale and Exhibition

  • Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

The Studio 2000 exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 18 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program!

  • Sale Preview: 5:00-5:30PM
  • Sale 5:30-7:00PM

An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and LVA now in its 2nd year, Studio2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber & mixed media. Each participant receives a $500 stipend at the end of the eight-week session. The program culminates with a public exhibition and sale on August 4th at the Kentucky Center. Proceeds from this sale are recycled through Studio 2000 to support future programming.

2:00 pm14:00

Elementary School CFAC Reception

Bethany Matthews, Grade 5

Bethany Matthews, Grade 5

June 12th - Elementary School CFAC Opening Reception

June 12th - June 22nd - Elementary School Exhibition 

Bellarmine University's McGrath Gallery, Wyatt Center for The Arts

(Enter campus from the Norris Street Entrance) 2001 Newburg Road, 40205

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday from 11:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday from noon-4:00pm

2:00 pm14:00

Middle School CFAC Reception

Reagan Coots, Grade 8

Reagan Coots, Grade 8

May 29th - Middle School CFAC Opening Reception

May 29th - June 8th - Middle School Exhibition 

Bellarmine University's McGrath Gallery, Wyatt Center for The Arts

(Enter campus from the Norris Street Entrance) 2001 Newburg Road, 40205

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday from 11:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday from noon-4:00pm

5:00 pm17:00

Instant Installation Invitational iii Spring Meet

  • Louisville Visual Art
Images provided by Ezra Kellermen.

Images provided by Ezra Kellermen.

iii Spring Meet is a live art competition where individual artists have two hours to spontaneously construct a work of art using only ten mystery items!  Each participating artist will choose one of ten the mystery items used in the competition— keeping the item secret until the competition begins.  Winners are chosen strictly based on audience voting, and will receive $1,000 in cash prizes.

This year's Instant Installation Invitational will include a group exhibition featuring artwork from each of the participants. A select artwork from each artist will be raffled off after the culmination of the live art competition. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets during the event, and proceeds from the raffle with benefit LVA, Instant Installation Invitational, and the artist responsible for the work.

Artists competing in iii Spring Meet include: Julie Leidner, Andrew Cozzens, David Metcalf, Teresa Koester, Shohei Katayama, and McKenna Graham. Doors open at 5:00PM and the competition begins at 5:30PM. The drawing of the raffle as well as the competition awards presented at 8:00PM.  iii Spring Meet is free and open to the public.

5:00 pm17:00

The Academy of LVA Annual Exhibition

Mary Dilamarter, Grade 10

Mary Dilamarter, Grade 10

May 17th, 5:00-7:00pm - The Academy of LVA Opening Reception

May 17th, 6:00pm - Senior Night Awards Ceremony

May 17th - May 25th - The Academy of LVA Exhibition 

Bellarmine University's McGrath Gallery, Wyatt Center for The Arts

(Enter campus from the Norris Street Entrance) 2001 Newburg Road, 40205

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday from 11:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday from noon-4:00pm

Apr 10

art [squared]

  • LVA

It's that time of year again, folks! We invite you to contribute to Louisville Visual Art's (LVA) 4th Annual art [squared] Anonymous 8" x 8" Art Sale. This thrilling and vital fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 10am–1pm at LVA's new location, 1538 Lytle Street in Portland, and most importantly, it will raise funds for LVA's Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program, which educates over 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Greater Louisville area. Last year, we were able to raise over  $24,000 during art [squared]! This provided students with scholarships and helped offset instructor and supply costs in all 11 participating Kentuckiana counties!

  • April 8: Join us for an Artists Reception and Viewing Party from 6 - 9pm at LVA
    Tickets available here

  • April 9: art [squared] Sale at LVA

If you are an artist interested in participating please click here

6:00 pm18:00

The Future Is Now - Opening Reception

  • Green Building Gallery

The Green Building Gallery presents the group exhibition The Future is Now on view November 13, 2015 – January 8, 2016.  There will be an opening reception for the artists held during the Republic Bank First Friday Gallery Hop on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm.  Artists exhibiting in The Future is Now are high school students Molly Conard from Brown School, Madeleine Herbert from Fern Creek High School, Malika Johnson from Male High School, Isabella Ray from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Ariana Sheldahl from Jeffersontown High School, and Hannah Thompson from Eastern High School.  Also exhibiting work are artist-mentors: David Bibelhauser, Ashley Brossart, Andrew Cozzins, Douglas Miller, Lisa Simon, and Ashley Stinson

Nov 15

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend is an exciting and educational way to explore your local art scene! Visit over 100 artist studios on November 14th and 15th. For ticket information, the map, and dinner party information visit our Open Studio Weekend page.

Oct 31

Context Of Unraveling

  • Public Gallery

Carrie Burr's solo show Context Of Unraveling will be on view at Public Gallery for the Louisville Photo Biennial, October 2015.

Opening Reception: October 2nd, 6-8PM

Sep 26

Quiet Lines: Over Time

Dale Leys stresses the importance of each and every line- “you start somewhere, and stop somewhere.” Throughout his career, Dale has created drawings that beautifully exemplify this approach. Quiet Lines; Over Time is a collection of drawings that visually interprets the synergy of positive and negative space. 

5:00 pm17:00

Studio 2000 Annual Exhibition and Sale

  • Kentucky Center for The Performing Arts

Studio2000 is a competitive visual art program for 14 to 18 year olds offered each summer from June through August. There will be clay pieces, fiber works, as well as mixed media artwork for sale! All proceeds are returned to Studio 2000 to support future programming. 

Mark your calendars and arrive early because this artwork is going to go fast!

Learn more about Studio 2000 here.

CFAC Exhibitions
Jul 6

CFAC Exhibitions

  • McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University

High School: June 16 - June 22

  • Opening Reception June 16, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Senior Night Awards Ceremony, June 16th at 6:00pm

Middle School: June 24 - June 29

  • Opening Reception June 24th, 5:00-7:00pm

Elementary School: July 1 - July 6

  • Opening Reception July 1st, 5:00-7:00pm

McGrath Gallery Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 11AM - 6PM
  • Saturday: Noon - 4PM
Jul 11

Becoming Wisteria



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Julius Friedman’ photographs involve the nude figure in nature.  The land and body forms combine together to create imagery that ranges from abstract to reflective.  Landscape ranges from stretches of wheatgrass, bamboo, wisteria, ice and trees.  For this exhibition, he has chosen to print pieces on aluminum. 

Devin Katayama’s audio piece, ‘Becoming Wisteria’, is both a reflection of the imagery produced by Julius Friedman and an abstract interpretation of the theme as a whole.  It involves real-time dialogue from the photographic sessions, along with personal interactions and sounds from the landscape.

Alli Wile’s piece is a live-recorded performance that will take place during the Artist’s Reception June 13.  Imagery from the landscape, such as wheatgrass and wisteria are photographed and projected onto the nude form in-motion throughout the allotted gallery space.  The recording will be produced live and will play on a loop throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Hadley Prize Applications Due
9:00 am09:00

Hadley Prize Applications Due

The Mary Alice Hadley Prize is an investment in creative capital for Louisville – an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers with an enrichment experience. The jurors for the Hadley Prize will place heavy emphasis on the quality of the enrichment experience opportunity and how, in turn, that experience could enrich Louisville’s art ecosystem. Artists applying for the Prize should clearly demonstrate how the enrichment experience would be critical to their professional and personal development.

The Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art is funded by the George and Mary Alice Hadley Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. The Louisville Visual Art Association serves as the administrative partner to the project and competition process. 

The 2015 Hadley Prize application is due by May 15th, 2015. For more details and to view the application visit our Hadley Prize page.

VANTAGE POINT: Photographs by Wendy Whelan
May 23

VANTAGE POINT: Photographs by Wendy Whelan

  • PUBLIC Gallery

To experience life through the eyes of a dancer is a rare treat. Wendy Whelan’s photography exhibition encompasses uncommon sights and vantage points that will be entirely new to most viewers. Using the mobile platform Instagram (@WendyW), Ms. Whelan captures moments from the secret side of the dance world not usually revealed to the public from her own unique perspective. The images within this exhibition were initially the inspiration for a larger gallery of photography taken by Ms. Whelan as well as a number of other well-known dancers in the field. The original exhibition of dancer photography, Shooting Stars, which was on view at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Blake’s Barn during the summer of 2013 was curated by Norton Owen, Jacob’s Pillow’s Director of Preservation. As she continues to develop her creative eye for photography, Wendy Whelan shares her artistry on a day-to-day basis with her 17,000+ followers on Instagram.

“I like to show the secret side of our world that people don’t usually get to see. I fell in-love with dance when I could see the inside workings of it… the backstage. I find, being a dancer, all of the work and your creativity and your focus goes to a product that in the end disappears; and by taking a photograph, you get to keep it.” – Wendy Whelan
10:00 am10:00


  • PUBLIC Gallery

Join us on April 11th to support the Children’s Fine Art Classes while adding some new art to your collection! Art[squared] is an anonymous art sale that benefits the CFAC program.

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