First Friday Art Walk July 6
6:00 – 9:00 pm
The galleries and merchants of the Louisville Arts District present receptions, beautiful artwork and exhibits throughout the evening. Creative Framing and Art will hold an opening reception for 4 new artists, Becky Moore, Patty Hammarstedt, Pamela Ichyasu and Theresa Beckemeyer. LA Coppersmith will feature three new artists, Rory May, Justin Wiilliams and Karen Taylor. Check out all the details for all the galleries at louisvilleartsdistrict.com
Sonic Boom Race
Presented by Lucky Pie
8:00 am on Main Street
Once again this fast-paced race with some of Colorados best cyclists zooming up Main street and around the downtown neighborhoods will fill up the day with excitement. About 500 participants are expected. The Kids bike race starts at noon and is free to all kids 9 and under. Sweet Cow will offer a free ice cream cone to the kids. There will be an Avery beer garden set up on Lucky Pies front patio for the adults for after-the-race refreshments. Contact Race@sonicboomracing.com for entry details, race map and other important information.
21st National Juried Photography Show
June 30 – July 8
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue
Come view the works of many nationally-recognized photographers and enjoy a wine and cheese reception on July 6, from 6 – 8 pm. Live entertainment provided by the musical duo, Cobus du Toit on Saturday, July 7 from 4 – 6 pm. This is the last weekend to catch the show. Find out more at louisvilleart.org
Plein Air Wet Paint and Music in the Park
The Louisville Art Association and The Louisville Cultural Center will present a collaborative plein air painting event, Louisville as I See it. Artists are invited to paint their favorite areas around town on July 17, 18, 19 and then showcase and sell their work at the Community Park music concert, July 19 featuring Pete Kartsounes (PKB) Band. For more information contact Christina Rich 720-771-0274 or go to louisvilleart.org for artist entry information.
Last Two Summer Concerts in the Park
7:00 pm, Thursday night
July 12 Dog Tuesday
July 19 PKB (Pete Karsounes Band)
Barrels For Education
On display through August 17
Louisville Public Library
Using paint, plates, colored glass and a lot of imagination, 22 teams of art students in the Boulder Valley School District have repurposed ordinary 55-gallon drums into barrels of art! Artists of all ages, from first graders to high school seniors beautified these pieces which are now on display at the Library. Now its your turn to vote for your favorite, either online or at the Library and donate to this special cause. The event is sponsored by Impact on Education. A percentage of the money raised will go to participating Boulder Valley Public Schools and the top 3 barrels will receive bonus funding. More info at www.impactoneducation.org.
And dont forget about the Librarys Children, Teens and Adult Summer reading programs through August 3. Check the Library website www.louisville-library.org for program details.