The Louisville Festival of the Arts returns to the Summit on May15 - 16, 2010, with its fine juried art show featuring an eclectic mix of the country’s top established artists as well as new and emerging talent. This popular retail and dining destination will once again be transformed into a first class outdoor art gallery with $15 million in art on display. Admission is free and open to the public.
“This event is always such a good time for families and art lovers alike,” says Becky Norton, Property Manager at The Summit. “Beyond fine art from more than 100 local and national artists, we’ve got some really great musical acts playing on the terrace. We expect this year to be even better than the last.”
The festival gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work and make their businesses grow. The artists, local merchants, restaurants and hotels all benefit from the festival, which drives additional guests and dollars to the community. Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events, advocates the importance of supporting the arts and artists because this in turn helps the local economy. “Art is a tangible investment that you can enjoy as it appreciates in value,” Alan explains.
The 2nd Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at The Summit makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. The event appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections.
The artists will line The Summit with their gallery style display booths and will be present for the duration of the show. The art festival affords the public a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with the artists about their creations and inspiration. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, as well as ceramics and appeals to every budget; prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.
Location:The Summit in Louisville, located at Brownsboro Road (KY 22) via exit 34 off the Gene Snyder Freeway
9401 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40241
Price: Free to the public