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Nov
3
to Nov 4

Open Studio Weekend 2018

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Open Studio Weekend (OSW) is a partnership of LVA and the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship program.

More than 100 artists all over Louisville open their doors to the public once a year for Open Studio Weekend! This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in art - on any level - to see artists at work, get a glimpse into their process, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It's also a fun way to discover new favorites. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed, downloadable or mobile-friendly directory. Whether you're a fan, a collector, a fellow artist or just starting to explore this bustling scene, Open Studio Weekend is a very exciting way to celebrate Louisville's creative community.

Buy tickets here!

If you missed a tour but would like to take a look at last years Studio Directory & Artist Guide, you can view or download the 2017 Guide now.

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Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Louisville Waterfront Fourth!

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Celebrate the Fourth with music, fireworks and family fun!

The family-friendly Louisville Waterfront Fourth celebration will open at 5 p.m. with a variety of activities produced by popular arts and cultural attractions in the Catfish Louie Kids Area. The activities will be nestled in the shade of the trees near the Children’s Playground and will appeal to a variety of interests – Science, Music, Art, and Nature! There will also be a large area devoted to engaging with our community helpers. Families can meet our first responders, firefighters and police officers who will have special equipment on display.

Kentucky Science Center will provide science activities and demonstrations.
WUOL Youth Stage, hosted by Jecorey Arthur
National Jug Band Jubilee will provide music education activities by helping children create their own musical instruments, which they can use to join in a jug band performance! 
DrumSmart LLC will engage community members of all ages and abilities in a drum circle that will make you feel refreshed, creative, and full of energy.
Louisville Visual Art and Steam Exchange art activities for children. 
Waterfront Botanical Gardens nature activities, lawn games, pony rides and a petting farm!
Other new attractions for 2018 include the Kentucky Derby Museum, One Love Louisville, and the Mayor's Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods. 
Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Fire Dept. will have a helicopter and other safety equipment on display for children and families. These activities will occur from 5-9 p.m. and are completely free.

Admission: FREE!
Thanks to our generous sponsors:
• Coors Light
• Louisville Metro
• Louisville Public Media
• Louisville Downtown Partnership
• Waterfront Development Corporation
• Old Forester
• WHAS11 News
• Magic 101.3 FM
• Friends of the Waterfront
• Louisville Bats
• Bearno's 502 Pizza
• Flags4Vets
• Simon Signs
• WaterSide at RiverPark Place
• Jug Band Jubilee
• Kentucky Science Center
• Louisville Folk School
• Louisville Visual Art
• Steam Exchange
• WUOL Summer Listening Program
• Waterfront Botanical Gardens

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art Reception

 The  Community Foundation of Louisville , in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist KCJ Szwedzinski is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.  Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.  “My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”  Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.  "I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."  The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.  The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.  “Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”  Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."  “This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”  “It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."  The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist KCJ Szwedzinski is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.

Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.

“My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”

Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.

"I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."

The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.

The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.

“Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”

Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."

“This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”

“It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

We Create: World Refugee Week Festival

 Stop by  Louisville Visual Art  for a  Kentucky Refugee Ministries  pop-up event honoring local and international art across our city! This event is part of the We Create World Refugee Week Festival.  FESTIVAL: The  We Create: World Refugee Week Festival  is hosted by KRM as a culmination of an arts program called, 'We Create: Artists and Refugees Celebrate Making Louisville Home.' Each year, World Refugee Day is recognized internationally on June 20.  ARTISTS: Over 20 local artists will showcase their work at events throughout the week. Their work is inspired by refugee stories from KRM. Other artists include KRM alum and KRM Live performers. Stay tuned for a list of artists at each pop-up showcase.  ENTRY: All of the pop-up events are ticketless and open to the public. No RSVP is needed. Donations are welcome.  Visit us online for full event details:  https://kyrm.org/we-create-world-refugee-week-festival-2018/   Wondering what to expect? Check out these videos from KRM Live events over the past year:  https://kyrm.org/krm-live-willow-park-videos/   https://kyrm.org/video-krm-live-builds-relationships/   The We Create program is possible through funding partnerships with Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, part of  Fund for the Arts , and the Louisville Metro Government External Agency Fund.

Stop by Louisville Visual Art for a Kentucky Refugee Ministries pop-up event honoring local and international art across our city! This event is part of the We Create World Refugee Week Festival.

FESTIVAL:
The We Create: World Refugee Week Festival is hosted by KRM as a culmination of an arts program called, 'We Create: Artists and Refugees Celebrate Making Louisville Home.' Each year, World Refugee Day is recognized internationally on June 20.

ARTISTS:
Over 20 local artists will showcase their work at events throughout the week. Their work is inspired by refugee stories from KRM. Other artists include KRM alum and KRM Live performers. Stay tuned for a list of artists at each pop-up showcase.

ENTRY:
All of the pop-up events are ticketless and open to the public. No RSVP is needed. Donations are welcome.

Visit us online for full event details:
https://kyrm.org/we-create-world-refugee-week-festival-2018/

Wondering what to expect? Check out these videos from KRM Live events over the past year:
https://kyrm.org/krm-live-willow-park-videos/
https://kyrm.org/video-krm-live-builds-relationships/

The We Create program is possible through funding partnerships with Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, part of Fund for the Arts, and the Louisville Metro Government External Agency Fund.

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May
11
to Jun 13

CFAC & Academy Exhibitions 2018

May 11 from 6-8 PM: The Academy of LVA (High School) reception
May 9-16: The Academy of LVA (High School) exhibition

May 20 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Middle School reception
May 20-30: CFAC Middle School exhibition

June 3 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Elementary School reception
June 3-13: CFAC Elementary School exhibition

Gallery hours: Mondays - Thursdays from 12-4 PM or by appointment.

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Apr
13
to Apr 14

art [squared]

   This thrilling and vital fundraising event is held annually in early spring. More than 200 artists create 12" x 12" works of art for the  art[squared]  exhibition & sale, which will be available for $125 each. All artists will remain anonymous until the squares are purchased - once a piece is sold, the artist's name will be revealed. Proceeds from  art[squared]  support  Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) .  How art[squared] works...  More than 200 paintings line the walls of the LVA Gallery. Each piece is priced at $125 and signed on the back, leaving the front anonymous. The beauty of an anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference.  The exhibition is unseen by the public until the doors open. Guests have 30 minutes to browse the artwork and seek out their favorites. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As each piece is sold, the buyer learns the identity of the artist, and a placard with the selling artist's name will replace the artwork on the wall.  All proceeds benefit CFAC, which educates more than 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Greater Louisville area. This provides students with scholarships and helps offset instructor and supply costs in all 12 participating Kentuckiana counties.  Buy tickets  at this link  online.  We look forward to seeing you at  art[squared]  2018!



This thrilling and vital fundraising event is held annually in early spring. More than 200 artists create 12" x 12" works of art for the art[squared] exhibition & sale, which will be available for $125 each. All artists will remain anonymous until the squares are purchased - once a piece is sold, the artist's name will be revealed. Proceeds from art[squared] support Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC).

How art[squared] works...

More than 200 paintings line the walls of the LVA Gallery. Each piece is priced at $125 and signed on the back, leaving the front anonymous. The beauty of an anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference.

The exhibition is unseen by the public until the doors open. Guests have 30 minutes to browse the artwork and seek out their favorites. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As each piece is sold, the buyer learns the identity of the artist, and a placard with the selling artist's name will replace the artwork on the wall.

All proceeds benefit CFAC, which educates more than 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Greater Louisville area. This provides students with scholarships and helps offset instructor and supply costs in all 12 participating Kentuckiana counties.

Buy tickets at this link online.

We look forward to seeing you at art[squared] 2018!

 Interested in becoming an art[squared] artist?  Each artist is invited to submit one 12" x 12" canvas. (Canvases will be provided FREE compliments of LVA & Preston Arts Center - pick yours up at LVA or  Revelry Boutique Gallery ).  Use the canvas to create your work in the medium of your choice!  Fill out the form and sign on the BACK OF THE CANVAS ONLY! Please do not sign your name on the front of the piece - remember, it's anonymous!  Drop off your completed work at a sponsoring location.  Each participating artist will receive a complimentary ticket to the festive  art[squared]  Artists Reception & Viewing Party.

Interested in becoming an art[squared] artist?

Each artist is invited to submit one 12" x 12" canvas. (Canvases will be provided FREE compliments of LVA & Preston Arts Center - pick yours up at LVA or Revelry Boutique Gallery).

Use the canvas to create your work in the medium of your choice!

Fill out the form and sign on the BACK OF THE CANVAS ONLY! Please do not sign your name on the front of the piece - remember, it's anonymous!

Drop off your completed work at a sponsoring location.

Each participating artist will receive a complimentary ticket to the festive art[squared] Artists Reception & Viewing Party.

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Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

Louisville Visual Art Honors "The Stars Among Us"

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  Louisville Visual Art Honors the Stars Among Us  is an inaugural luncheon on March 1, 2018, 11:30am-1pm at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Join Louisville Visual Art in celebration of individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community. LVA has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909.  Purchase your ticket  here  now! Awards will be presented to those listed below:   Vinhay Keo - Rising Star Award  In Memory of Bob Thompson

Louisville Visual Art Honors the Stars Among Us is an inaugural luncheon on March 1, 2018, 11:30am-1pm at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Join Louisville Visual Art in celebration of individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community. LVA has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909.

Purchase your ticket here now! Awards will be presented to those listed below:

Vinhay Keo - Rising Star Award
In Memory of Bob Thompson

 Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent his first 10 years. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University. A Great Meadows Foundation recipient, he received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, with a recent solo exhibition at Moremen Moloney Contemporary Gallery. That exhibit,  Confront , was one of the more important exhibits of 2017, a commentary that spoke to the chaos in American society, the worth and importance of the immigrant in that chaos, and the very core value of diversity that lies at the heart of the United States of America.    Visual Art Educator Award - Wilma Bethel  In Memory of Anna Huddleston

Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent his first 10 years. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University. A Great Meadows Foundation recipient, he received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, with a recent solo exhibition at Moremen Moloney Contemporary Gallery. That exhibit, Confront, was one of the more important exhibits of 2017, a commentary that spoke to the chaos in American society, the worth and importance of the immigrant in that chaos, and the very core value of diversity that lies at the heart of the United States of America.


Visual Art Educator Award - Wilma Bethel
In Memory of Anna Huddleston

 Wilma Bethel graduated with a BFA from Morehead State University in 1971 and received her MAT in Art Education from the University of Louisville in 1975. She taught with JCPS at Crosby Middle School from 1971-2012 and Bellarmine University from 2008-2012. For Louisville Visual Art, she has taught in our CFAC program since 1973! Her goals as a teacher have always been for her students to take away an appreciation of the different genres of art. Through the use of different mediums, she imparts knowledge of the elements and principles of art and design, and the confidence to discover each young artists' creative potential.    Benefactor of the Year Award - Porter Watkins  In Memory of Charlotte Price

Wilma Bethel graduated with a BFA from Morehead State University in 1971 and received her MAT in Art Education from the University of Louisville in 1975. She taught with JCPS at Crosby Middle School from 1971-2012 and Bellarmine University from 2008-2012. For Louisville Visual Art, she has taught in our CFAC program since 1973! Her goals as a teacher have always been for her students to take away an appreciation of the different genres of art. Through the use of different mediums, she imparts knowledge of the elements and principles of art and design, and the confidence to discover each young artists' creative potential.


Benefactor of the Year Award - Porter Watkins
In Memory of Charlotte Price

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Porter Watkins is a Louisville native who inherited a strong sense of community involvement and philanthropy from her family. Her Grandmother, Nora Iasigi Bullitt, was President of the Ladies' Auxiliary in 1913, and her uncle, Eugene “Bud” Leake, was for a decade the director of The Art Center (now know as Louisville Visual Art). Porter was a precocious child whose upbringing was a mix of the rural and the urban, characterized by adventures on horseback up and down Lime Kiln Lane and exposure to an arts and culture scene experiencing tremendous growth. Porter and her husband, George Bailey, follow their passion when it comes to the arts, and Porter put her “time, talent, and treasure” to work for several organizations over many, many years, serving on the boards of Louisville Visual Art, Sister Cities of Louisville, English Speaking Union, The Zoo, Kentucky to the World and YouthBuild-Louisville, and she has been significantly involved with Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm and has recently taken an interest in the Waterfront Botanical Garden.

 

Legacy Award - Elmer Lucille Allen
In Memory of Julius Friedman

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Elmer Lucille Allen, born in Louisville, Kentucky, is a ceramic artist and chemist who graduated from Nazareth College (now Spalding University) in 1953. She became the first African-American chemist at Brown-Forman in 1966. Allen retired from Brown-Forman in 1997, after which she devoted more time to her art. Starting in 1981 she began to study art at the University of Louisville, receiving her Masters of Creative Arts with a focus in ceramics and fiber in 2002. Allen's textile work incorporates Japanese Shibori dyeing techniques. She states, "When I rented my first studio in 2005 at Mellwood, I knew that I was truly an artist." In 2011 Allen's work was included in the show Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. Allen's work was part of the 2016 Women's Artist Exhibition: The African Heritage Experience at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

2017 Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties Artwork Auction

 Art Auction Alert!!! Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!!  Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today:  https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017   The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.  "Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at  Churchill Downs  on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms.  The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.  Participating artists included  Bri Bowers ,  Adam Horton Art ,  Bobby Hinkel ,  Braylyn Resko Stewart ,  Ewa Perz , John King ( DrunkWood ),  Wood & Twine , Ashleigh Anthony ( Art From Ashes ),  Brandon Harder Art ,  David Nichols , Branden McClain ( Slugger City Sign Company ) &  Mandi Caskey  (Birdy), and  Casey Mckinney .

Art Auction Alert!!!
Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!!

Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today: https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017

The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

"Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at Churchill Downs on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms.

The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.

Participating artists included Bri BowersAdam Horton ArtBobby HinkelBraylyn Resko StewartEwa Perz, John King (DrunkWood), Wood & Twine, Ashleigh Anthony (Art From Ashes), Brandon Harder ArtDavid Nichols, Branden McClain (Slugger City Sign Company) & Mandi Caskey (Birdy), and Casey Mckinney.

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Nov
4
to Nov 5

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend (OSW) is a partnership of LVA and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship programs.

One weekend each year, artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend!

This innovative weekend of fundraising events is in its fifth year, having replaced the partnership's annual art auction event of 47 years. The goal is to deepen our relationship with the community while simultaneously supporting local talented artists. OSW expands cultural and economic opportunities for artists and art lovers alike.

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!

Buy tickets by clicking here now!

If you missed the 2016 tour but would like to take a look at the Studio Directory & Artist Guide, you can view or download our Guide.

 

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Zoom Group Presents Summer Send Off

 Join us for FREE family-friendly activities starting at 6 p.m., including arts and crafts led by StudioWorks artists and community partners such as Louisville Visual Art and Hound Dog Press, and a free pop-up yoga class at 6:30 by Lisa Flannery with Live Well Louisville!  Enjoy food from Lexie Lu's and SnoWhat Snoballs and drinks from Mile Wide Beer Co. and Rabbit Hole Distilling. All proceeds go toward programming at Zoom Group!  Music starts at 8 p.m. TWIN LIMB FREDERICK THE YOUNGER CURIO KEY CLUB Concert tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show

Join us for FREE family-friendly activities starting at 6 p.m., including arts and crafts led by StudioWorks artists and community partners such as Louisville Visual Art and Hound Dog Press, and a free pop-up yoga class at 6:30 by Lisa Flannery with Live Well Louisville!

Enjoy food from Lexie Lu's and SnoWhat Snoballs and drinks from Mile Wide Beer Co. and Rabbit Hole Distilling. All proceeds go toward programming at Zoom Group!

Music starts at 8 p.m.
TWIN LIMB
FREDERICK THE YOUNGER
CURIO KEY CLUB
Concert tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show

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Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

ReGeneration Fair 2017

 LVA will be on-site at Waterfront Botanical Gardens' annual free, family-friendly fair with our Plein Air Paint Out.  Come see – and celebrate – the transformation of neglected green space in Butchertown into the thriving Waterfront Botanical Gardens. There will be food trucks, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including: Kentucky's largest flower mandala (bring flowers!); weed walk; solar power demonstration; free canoe tours; butterfly tent; beekeeping; rainwater demo; live raptors; baby goats; face painting; paper flower workshop; bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Rain or shine.   8:00 am – Site opens for Plein Air painters. 2:00-5:00pm – ReGeneration Fair (open to the public) 3:00pm – Paintings will be turned in for judging. 3:30pm – Award presentation. 3:30-5:00pm – Sale of paintings

LVA will be on-site at Waterfront Botanical Gardens' annual free, family-friendly fair with our Plein Air Paint Out.

Come see – and celebrate – the transformation of neglected green space in Butchertown into the thriving Waterfront Botanical Gardens. There will be food trucks, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including:
Kentucky's largest flower mandala (bring flowers!); weed walk; solar power demonstration; free canoe tours; butterfly tent; beekeeping; rainwater demo; live raptors; baby goats; face painting; paper flower workshop; bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Rain or shine. 

8:00 am – Site opens for Plein Air painters.
2:00-5:00pm – ReGeneration Fair (open to the public)
3:00pm – Paintings will be turned in for judging.
3:30pm – Award presentation.
3:30-5:00pm – Sale of paintings

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Sep
14
12:00 AM00:00

Give for Good Louisville

 We are so excited to be part of  #GiveForGoodLou  with the  Community Foundation of Louisville !  Please donate online at  https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/louisville-visual-art  on September 14, 2017!    About Give For Good Louisville:   The biggest day of local giving is going to be even better in 2017! After the unprecedented success of over 600 local nonprofits raising $4.3 million in 24 hours during the online giving day last September, we are excited to announce that Give Local Louisville is now Give For Good Louisville.  #GiveForGoodLou lets us take a day to celebrate our generous philanthropic community. With your help, we can make an impact and help create a community where people and place thrive. Join us in being a force for good!

We are so excited to be part of #GiveForGoodLou with the Community Foundation of Louisville!

Please donate online at https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/louisville-visual-art on September 14, 2017!

About Give For Good Louisville:
The biggest day of local giving is going to be even better in 2017! After the unprecedented success of over 600 local nonprofits raising $4.3 million in 24 hours during the online giving day last September, we are excited to announce that Give Local Louisville is now Give For Good Louisville.

#GiveForGoodLou lets us take a day to celebrate our generous philanthropic community. With your help, we can make an impact and help create a community where people and place thrive. Join us in being a force for good!

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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Portland Art & Heritage Fair Juried Exhibition

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The 4th Annual PAHF Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition in conjunction with the Portland Art and Heritage Fair and will be on view at the LVA gallery in Portland, Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11am-5pm. The awards ceremony will be held at 2pm.

The exhibition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now! The exhibition will be held at the LVA Gallery, 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

More information on the Portland Art & Heritage Fair

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

MAPped Out

 "MAPped Out," a live-painting event benefitting LVA's Mural Art Program (MAP), will be held at Garage Bar on Friday, August 18 from 5pm-10pm.  Several of Louisville's best artists will be creating mini-murals for a silent auction, serving as a unique and exciting focus for a night filled with DJs, drink specials and art, art and more art.    Participating Artists:   Braylyn Resko Stewart Casey McKinney Often Seen Rarely Spoken Juliet Taylor Margaret Morley    Sponsors:   Coopers' Craft Bourbon Tito's Handmade Vodka West Sixth Brewing Revelry Boutique Gallery Garage Bar Via Studio

"MAPped Out," a live-painting event benefitting LVA's Mural Art Program (MAP), will be held at Garage Bar on Friday, August 18 from 5pm-10pm.

Several of Louisville's best artists will be creating mini-murals for a silent auction, serving as a unique and exciting focus for a night filled with DJs, drink specials and art, art and more art.

Participating Artists:
Braylyn Resko Stewart
Casey McKinney
Often Seen Rarely Spoken
Juliet Taylor
Margaret Morley

Sponsors:
Coopers' Craft Bourbon
Tito's Handmade Vodka
West Sixth Brewing
Revelry Boutique Gallery
Garage Bar
Via Studio

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Feb
22
to Feb 26

HUMAN ABSTRACT

HUMAN ABSTRACT

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.

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Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Baseball Flags: New Work by Patrick Donley

  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty (map)
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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."

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Nov
5
to 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


2018 Open Studio Weekend Ticket
from 10.00

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 between October 20 - November 4, 2018:

AA Clay Studio & Gallery - 2829 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY

AC Hotel Marriott - 727 E Market Street, Louisville, KY

Artist & Craftsman Supply - 1002 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY

CRAFT{s} Gallery & Mercantile - 572 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY

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

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

Kentucky Mudworks - 506 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY

Louisville Visitor Center - 301 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY

Louisville Visual Art - 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, KY

Nitty Gritty - 996 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY

Preston Arts Center - 3048 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY

Revelry Boutique Gallery - 742 E Market St, Louisville, KY

Silica Ceramic Studio - 222 W 6th Street, Jeffersonville, IN

 

Members of LVA use code MEMBEROSW to receive your membership discount. Not a member of LVA? Become a member here

For information on group rates contact Amy at amy@louisvillevisualart.org or 502.584.8166 x 108

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

UnMasked Fundraiser

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
Order your tickets today
Ticket availability is limited

More information: 502.584.8166 x 100. info@louisvillevisualart.org
 

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

METAMORPHOSIS

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.

PORTLAND ART & HERITAGE FAIR
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 am to 6 pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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

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Oct
7
to Oct 15

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

  • ReSurfaced Liberty Build (map)
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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.

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Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

MAPPED OUT: A MAP Kick Off Party

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


Sponsors:
Garage Bar
Via Studio
Revelry Botique Gallery
West Sixth Brewing
 

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Visiting Artist Open House with Britany Baker

  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty (map)
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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

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Aug
5
to Aug 26

The Future Is Now Exhibition

  • Huff Gallery, Spalding University (map)
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  • 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.

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Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Studio 2000 Sale and Exhibition

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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.

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Jun
12
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


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May
29
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


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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Instant Installation Invitational iii Spring Meet

 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.

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