I.D.E.A.S. 40203

America's First Contemporary Art
Chamber of Commerce
Save the date!  Inspired by ideas expressed by New York Times art critic Holland Cotter in his 2009 article “The Boom is Over… Long Live the Art” , this symposium will explore emerging ways in which some contemporary artists are breaking down traditional barriers to re-imagine their role in the world.


Save the date!  Inspired by ideas expressed by New York Times art critic Holland Cotter in his 2009 article “The Boom is Over… Long Live the Art” , this symposium will explore emerging ways in which some contemporary artists are breaking down traditional barriers to re-imagine their role in the world.


Opening reception 6p-8p Friday May 24 

Opening reception 6p-8p Friday May 24 

Big Louisville Community Art Event This Saturday

Tickets are only $65 for LVAA members/$75 for non members and are available for purchase on LVAA’s website  or by calling 502-584-8166 x100.

Both events benefit the LVAA’s Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute’s Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship.

BIG THANK YOU to 200 Local Artists with Big Hearts!

Margaret Archambeault, Anessa Arehart, Kevin Ashford, Arin Ashley, Teresa Beaumont, John Begley, Wilma Bethel, Kyle Bianconcini, Marcia Boone, Ashley Brossart, Catherine Bryant, Ladaija Bryant, Maggie Cassaro, Eric Cassell, Tamil Chellaiah, Janet Clements Britt, Julia Comer, Andy Cozzens, Taylor Crush, Rosemary Curtin, Roberto de Leon, Jean Distler, Teri Dryden, Martin Edlin, Peter Eichorn, Tim Faulkner, Caron Fausel, Reagan Fischer, Thomas Foerster, Devin French,  Joyce Garner, Zac Goldstein, Rhonda Goodall, Al Gorman, Jim Grubola, Kathy Gunderson, Tom Halblieb, Dixie Hallenberg, Robbie Hallenberg, Needa Hamedd, Judy Hanekamp, Nick Hartman, Sara Havens, Rob Haynes, Kayla Heidrick, Lucy Heidrick, Nathaniel Hendrickson, Billy Hertz, Leslie Holland,  Susan Howe, Shayne Hull, Russel and Shelley Hulsey, Thaniel Ion Lee, Keith J. Auerbach, Ron Jasin, Jennifer Johnston-Baker, Nico Jorcino, Shohei Katayama, Maureen Kelty, Jake Kestler, Ying Kit Chan, Megan Kociscak, Marti Kuehn, Sally LaBaugh, Rex Lagerstrom, Nana Lampton, Laura Lee Brown, Julie Leidner, Betty Levy, Kathy Lewis, Lyndi Lou, Gayle Loween, Ann MacDonald Ross, Sally MacDonald, Gabrielle Mayer, Dave Mayo, Mo McKnight Howe, J.R. Mcleney, Jessica Miller, Pat Miller, Philip Miller, Peter Morrin, Allison Morris, John Nation, Carrie Neumayer, Jackie Pallesen, Joen Pallesen,  Jacque Parsley, Daniel Pfalzgraf, Tom Pfannerstill, Mario  Picciuto, Marti Plager, C.J. Pressma, Joanne Price, Mark Priest, Ross Primmer, Kim Raber, Kelly Rains, Stacie Reason, Tara Remington, Paul Reynolds, Carlton Ridge, Richard Rink, LaNia Roberts,Judy Rogers, Martin Rollins, Kathy Scherer, Amber Schultz, David Schuster, Julie Schweitzer, John Sellers, Donna Sherly, Jenny Shircliff, Claire Simpson, Marcus Siu, Guinever Smith, Carolyn Spears, Crystal Staebell, Deb Stratford, Lindsey Stroughton, Chuck Swanson, Victor Sweatt, Julie Tallent, Monica Taylor, Kaykyn Taylor, Alyson Thiel, Peterson Thomas, Carole Tobe, Susan Tolliver, Ethan Torstrick, Carole Waddell Logan, Matt Weir, Dennis Whitehouse, Stacey Wiiliard, Steve Wilson, Martha Work, Mary Yates, Gail Zeh

As we enter the spring event season, just a reminder to those planning auctions or planning to have entertainment. Before you ask a local artist or musician, or actor or any member of the arts for a freebie to support your cause, remember, most artists are not among the most wealthy members of our community. That painting you would like for your auction may have taken a couple of months to paint, and represents a source of potential income to the painter. The musician or actor you are hoping will perform for free has paid for countless lessons and classes, and has practiced for hours, and purchased an instrument. Give them a break! If you really want their art, pay them. They deserve it! It is “Buying Local” as well as “Supporting the Arts.” It is good for our city because it keeps the arts community healthy which makes our city more lively and interesting.