The Great Lawn will be crawling on August 16 and these organizations want a little bit of face time with you. Learn who will be there and what they do.
Center for Women and Family Center for Women & Families
The plan is for the tent to be an "empowerment emporium" including, distribution of general information, distribution of giveaways with crisis line number, celebrity Hall of Fame/Hall of shame Game, public Art Piece for all to participate by placing a dot on the map to represent someone who lives there who supports ending domestic violence, listening booth with empowering songs and suggested media lists to check out, e-newsletter and volunteer sign-up that registers people for 10 t-shirts to be given away by drawing the next day.
One of Louisville’s most visible arts groups will be teetering and tottering around the Great Lawn in their colorful costumes. Squallis Puppeteers are a constantly evolving troupe of puppet enthusiaststhat make their own puppets, write their own plays and orchestrate them with
original music. They have been performing and teaching puppetry for children
and adults in Louisville, Kentucky since 1997.
The local organization aimed at revisiting the Ohio River Bridges Project has gained ground in the past year and is looking for more support. They’ll be onsite with their presentation and information on how their ideas might change the appearance of Downtown Louisville.
The non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to voter registration and participation in democracy was created in 2004 by a group of artists, music industry professionals and fans, all determined to make sure the live music community is well-represented at the polls. They’ll be recruiting local volunteers people to build their mailing lists. They’re also giving away Bonnaroo '09 VIP tickets as a way to get folks to pledge to vote in the next election.
Community Farm Alliance
Community Farm Alliance is a grassroots membership organization with over 2,000 members in 75 Kentucky counties. From creating new Farmers' Markets in underserved urban communities, to developing Farm-to-Cafeteria programs that link local farmers with institutional buyers, to promoting family farm-friendly policies in the halls of the State Capitol, CFA provides a grassroots voice for Kentucky's citizens–farmer and non-farmer, urban and rural alike–on farm, food, and economic issues
Friends of the Waterfront
The Friends of the Waterfront is a volunteer organization focused on waterfront advocacy and development. We do this through programs, events, education, fundraising and marketing efforts. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the community’s use and appreciation of the river.
Owned locally by Danny and Priscilla Cash, the arty boutique specializes in screeprinting and a partnership with artist Kathleeen Lolley. Retail items consist of original artwork, art prints, custom printed apparel, and a variety of handcrafted items.
Rainbow celebrates 30 years in business. They guarantee our foods are free of synthetic preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. They’re commitment to quality allows them to guarantee that customers will be satisfied with products unconditionally.
WHY Louisville (or What Have You Louisville if you're not into the whole brevity thing) is a collective of Louisville-based, independent creative projects. Located in the heart of the Highlands, Louisville's cradle of culture and weirdness, WHY Louisville offers locally grown t-shirts, gifts and what-have-you.
The Irish Rover and Irish Rover, Too
• Scotch Eggs
• Fish & Chips
• Cashel Salad
• Smoked Salmon Salad
• Brown Soda Bread
Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza
Boombozz celebrates their 10-year anniversary of making what was just voted "Best of Louisville Magazine's" best gourmet pizza in Louisville. The company started with a small location in St. Matthews and has grown to 4 local stores with the latest opening in December of 2007.
• New flatbread pizzas in 4 varieties
Bluegrass Brewing Company (www.bluegrassbrew.com)