Louisville's only macabre art gallery, Izzy's Little Creepers is the little art gallery that could. The gallery celebrated their one year anniversary during the September F.A.T Friday Trolley Hop and plans on continuing to give Louisville art lovers the willies for as long as they can.
The gallery opened in September 2009 with six artists and has grown to sell work by 29 different artists. Pieces range from sculptures and paintings to clothing and jewelry. One of the most recognizable things in the gallery are the dead dolls by gallery co-owner Dusty June. It is an art form that she learned from her mother who also has some pieces in the gallery. June and her business partner John Thompsett (who also has work for sale) have also taken work from their artists to over two dozen concerts and events outside of the gallery sine they've been open. They’ve been a part of concerts at Headliner’s, Expo Five, Diamonds Pub and Billiards and several other venues in the Louisville area.
Eddie Whitlock remakes old pieces of art from thrift stores by inserting zombies into them; Owen Leitsch creates intricate sculptures called Necrosculptures from bones; Joshua Shane Vance has several of his unique and amazing paintings there, including an Alice In Wonderland themed painting portraying Alice as someone who’s gone mad. John Thompsett decorates top hats and skull masks. Other artists include Linda Carmella, Free Nusser, Kevin Polston, and William David Pollard.
Izzy's Little Creepers is one of the busiest galleries in Mellwood Arts Center, especially during the Trolley hops. Visitors appreciate finding something different while enjoying a nice spread of cheese, crackers, and wine in addition to the extra large serving of gore. It’s not all about gore, though. Some of the pieces fall into more of a gothic genre than horror. If you’re looking for something unusual or need to find something for the darker birds in your family, this just might be the place you’re looking for. Considering the nature of this gallery, Halloween might be the perfect time to start your holiday shopping. They do have a 50% off table set up now with some awesome pieces. You can visit them on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.;Saturday 12 to 4 p.m.; every (last Friday) Trolley Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. or you can visit them online at www.izzyslittlecreepers.com.
Photo: Izzzy's Little Creepers now has a clearance section.