Shopping locally is the chic thing to do these days, and especially
when you can do it in Louisville's premier artistic community. You can
do something good for the local community and for the heart of the one
you love at the Love Your Local Artist $20 & under Valentine's Sale.
The tenants of the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center are hosting
this first annual event. There will be a bevy of artists selling gifts
and artwork for $20 & under.
The festivities will include live music, entertainment of all kinds,
sweets for sale, and that's just the beginning. Jing Masters Tonics
will be selling their herbal chocolate alchemy from 3 till 7, and
Sweet Surrender on Frankfort Avenue will be selling their divine
desserts. Also in attendance will be Mellwood businesses showcasing
the array of services they provide. The event will culminate in a
grand prize drawing for an art glass necklace valued at $125, by
artist Clair Raabe.
Art includes Lulu by Leah's fun & funky jewelry, Clair Raabe's art
glass, Kari Haan's decorative paintings, Crawford Design's stained
glass & jewelry, Geri Cook's beaded jewelry, Ryan Armbrust's
photographic prints, Amanda Mill's bead & textile work. Other artists
include Kati Did Designs, Dare to Be Different Studio, Celia's of
Mellwood, Sky Mind Studio – Suzanne Martine, Diana Klem, Toni Jackson,
Janie Moss, Katie Burke, Andrea Broecker, Linda Davis, Cricket
Bidwell, Tara Hunter, and James Lacer.
Musical acts include Nick Peay on acoustic guitar, Lee Troutman &
Matt Phelps, and Dan Cutler & Larry Horton with Escape Goats.
The event is free and open to the public. Hours are 12-7 pm,
Saturday, Feb. 9th. The location is Mellwood Arts Center, Pigment
Gallery, located in the lobby. 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY