Thursday, July 20, 2017

Aug 19 - Musical Unity, Old Louisville LIVE in Central Party


The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s free performing arts series is back this August and September in Central Park. Old Louisville LIVE offers something for everyone with its diverse lineup of music, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. All concerts are held at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The full schedule of performances is below.

Old Louisville LIVE Remaining Performance Schedule:

Wed.-Sun. August 9-14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.              The Louisville Ballet/KSF “Shakespeare in Dance”
Saturday, August 19, 5:00-10:00 p.m.     Jecorey Arthur “1200” and Friends
Saturday, September 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.                  The Mike Tracy Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Friday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m.                  The Louisville Crashers
Saturday, September 23, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Quiet Hollers and Frederick the Younger

For the latest updates about Old Louisville LIVE visit Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s website oldlouisville.org or follow us on Facebook at Old Louisville Neighborhood.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sept 29 - 2017 LOUISVILLE PHOTO BIENNIAL



OPEN Community Arts Center will host the opening reception for Louisville photographer’s Rebecca Rose and Jennifer Greb on September 29, 2017. Greb’s work features powerful portraits of her subjects transformed by the forest, while Rose's reveals the symbiosis between plants and humans.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. on 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky. The reception will feature an immersive installation that will only be on display for the evening. The exhibit will be on display until November 1, 2017.

Greb’s and Rose’s show is a part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22 through November 11, 2017. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.

Photo: Jennifer Greb.

About OPEN Community Arts Center

OPEN Community Arts Center is an artist's salon featuring local, regional, national and international artists of all mediums -- including visual, aural and performance -- with a unique voice. The 2,500-sq. ft. gallery provides a forum for artists to develop their vision, then present their work to the public.

We are the first step in the art world. You only need to OPEN the door.

OPEN is open from noon to midnight daily, and is located across the street from Cardinal Stadium at 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky 40209.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Aug 13 - A Taste of Frankfort Avenue

The Clifton Center will host its annual fundraiser, the Taste of Frankfort Avenue presented by Brown-Forman on August 13 from 5-8pm.  Tickets to the event are $45 and include tastings from over 25 local restaurants. Tickets are also available for the Brown-Forman Sip and Swig on Stage VIP event for $100, which includes one raffle ticket for a chance to win over 40 gift cards from local businesses along Frankfort Avenue. Raffle tickets are also available for $25 each. Tickets are available now at www.cliftoncenter.org.

At this year’s Silver Anniversary, also sponsored by D. D. Williamson Company and Metro Louisville, the Clifton Center will celebrate 25 years of tasting great food and drink, and honor the amazing restaurants and businesses along the Frankfort Avenue corridor.  Back by popular demand is the VIP experience - the Brown-Forman Sip and Swig on stage.  This VIP experience offers a space to taste, sip and lounge away from the crowds, and features special cocktails plus soft seating for socializing.


Over 20 restaurants will participate this year including the Avenue’s fine dining establishments and the many eclectic eateries along the Frankfort Avenue corridor.


All proceeds from this annual event benefit the Clifton Center, a historic facility that serves as a gathering place and presents a variety of cultural and musical events in our community. Your friends at The Clifton Center and Brown-Forman remind you to please sip responsibly.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 29 - Peach Jam to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sister, Shelby County

The Peach Jam 5K benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County returns the Shelby County on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.

The event features a unique, non-competitive 5K run/walk through Shelby County’s own Mulberry Orchardfollowed by a pancake breakfast. Round out the day with music, delicious farm-fresh fare and family entertainment!

The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are among our community’s most vulnerable. The success of our programming in Shelby County is dependent on the continued support of our corporate and local partners and dedicated community volunteers. By participating in the Peach Jam, you help children reach their full potential and achieve lifelong success! 

We offer a variety of Sponsorship OpportunitiesA recentBoston Consulting Group study revealed that donors can expect an $18 return on every $1 invested in BigBrothers Big Sisters. 

When you partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters, youbenefit from aligning with an organization that delivers on its mission...
1-to-1 MENTORING WORKS!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 27 - Staple Singers tribute/ benefit concert and Instrument Drive

  • Staple Singers Tribute & Instrument Drive

    Benefiting Instrumental Partner, River City Drum Corps.
    July 27  7 PM
    Tim Faulkner Gallery
    Featuring Sheryl Rouse, Tyrone Cotton, Blues and Greys, Karter Louis & more!

  • A donation of $10 (cash at the door) is suggested as admission to the concert

  • "When a child plays an instrument it gives them a healthy challenge, builds a sense of community and opens new possibilities of self-expression," said Sara Soltau, Louisville Public Media's education programs manager. "We're proud to be the organization that connects the generosity of our community with the music of our schools."

  • Hungry for Music has contributed to Louisville’s musical programs through donations of drums and other percussion to The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, River City Drum Corps and others. Big Bertha, the Magic Music Bus, will complete its U.S. tour in the city with a Staple Singers tribute concert and instrument drive on Thursday, July 27, at Tim Faulkner Galleryin downtown Louisville. The show also will benefit RiverCity DrumCorp, which is performing that night, and Louisville Public Media’s Instrumental Partners program, through an instrument drive to be held at the concert. We also plan to support the local Garvin Gate Blues Festival's Blues for Youth program.

Friday, June 30, 2017

July 27 - YouthBuild Louisville Fundraiser


Each year YouthBuild sends 4-5 students for a 2-week internship working and learning in the King's Gardens of Versailles. Under the direction of Antoine Jacobsohn, students gain environmental and cultural experiences while working with skilled teachers. Our annual French Fete allows YOU the opportunity to meet our students that have recently returned from their internship while enjoying a delicious meal. During the fete, guests will hear of their experiences and learn more about the program that has changed the lives of youth in our city. By attending, you will be supporting the 2018 group of YouthBuild interns that will go to France. We hope you will join us for this fantastic party.

July 29 - Booker Autism Foundation Art Showcase Fundraiser


July 28 - Burnt Knob Music Fest


Sept 9 & 10 - September Art Fair at Mellwood Art Center

  2017 September Art Fair Press Release



On September 9th and 10th, the annual Fall Art Fair returns to the Mellwood Center with more than a hundred artists and craftspeople selling work of the highest quality.  Again this year, artist-participants will set their booths inside our largest event room and outside in our upper parking lot.  The 9th consecutive edition of the Fair will also feature beer, wine, and bourbon tasting; expanded food offerings; exciting hands-on activities for children and families; live music into the evening both days; and dynamic demonstrations by potters, painters, dancers, and more.
 As always, visitors to Mellwood’s September Art Fair enjoy access to the wide variety of resident artists, retail shops, and eateries permanently located in our 340,000 square-foot facility.  With fun inflatables for younger attendees, ample parking, and easy access, the September Art Fair is the best place in town to discover unique holiday gifts, your favorite new artist, and a year-round hub for artisan-made items and cultural events.  We look forward to seeing you and your family the weekend AFTER Labor Day.