Is it us, or are we off to another GREAT summer with all kinds of exciting activities!! New Patios, Street Faire underway, a busy Farmer’s Market, Buona Sera evening market, Concerts and Yoga in the Park and we welcome Twelve Degree Brewing, recently opened on Main street.
A special Thank You to Nina’s Flowers, which has painstakingly potted and placed all the beautiful flowers around our streets and will lovingly look after them throughout the summer.
Let’s Start with Art!
Creative Framing Art Gallery
Summer 2013 Art Exhibit
916 Main St.
Creative Framing welcomes four talented artists showcasing a variety of media such as oil, acrylic, mixed media. Meet Mike Brouse, Tabitha Aaron, Jane Yamada and Jane Denison at the Gallery. Additionally, Tabitha is an accomplished children's book illustrator and you'll have the opportunity to take a peak of her latest work! Both this and her first book will be on display and available for purchase. The show runs through September.
Frida Kahlo Celebration
901 Main St.
6 pm -9pm
Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907 in Mexico. She passed away after a life full of physical challenges and personal loss. Throughout her life she painted self-portraits, releasing the torment of her life into her art. She was a master artist and a very inspiring woman. The artist Kimm Lanus from Texas, will present her paintings of Frida. There will be a Frida Costume Contest with a grand prize. Details on www.bellafrida.com/events/
Creations Gallery of Fine Arts and Gifts
Art Glass Show & Glass Blowing Demo
940 Main St.
July 5 and 6
6-9pm Friday: 10-4pm on Saturday
This is the largest fine art glass show, featuring six Colorado glass artists. Flame work glass blowing demos will occur both days. This show features sculptural glass, traditional and flame-work blown glass, kiln formed glass, slumped glass, painted glass and fused glass. On exhibit is functional as well as decorative-only glass art created for table centerpieces, serving dishes, goblets, wall sconces, vases, lights and more.
Concerts in the Park Summer Concert Series
Louisville Community Park
Every Thursday in July
7 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by the Cultural Center, City of Louisville and SCFD, the Concert in the Park series brings great bands and community members together. Huckleberry will also provide food and ice cream and gelato will be provided by Glacier. Check the website for the band line-up information.
Cultural Council Events
CenterStage Theatre Company Emerging Artists Series
Triumph of Love
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave
July 25-Aug. 11
Based on the book by James Magruder, “Triumph” is the musical spin on the tale of a princess’s attempt to win the heart of a young philosophy student. Assuming various guises of both genders, the love-struck Princess Leonide sneaks into the garden retreat of rigid philosopher Hermocrates, his equally emotionless sister, Hesione, and their handsome nephew and student, Agis. The emerging artists series stars some of the best young actors in musical theater in the Denver/Boulder area. The show is directed by Jeanie Balch, music by Jeffry Stock and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. Music Direction by Katie McClave. Tickets range from $10-20. Check the website for times and dates:
Online: www.triumphoflove.brownpapertickets.com and
Louisville Public Library Programs
951 Main St.
The Library always has a variety of informative programs that are too numerous to list here. But we have picked a few to highlight. For full details on all programs including information on the summer reading programs please check the website: www.louisville-library.org
Mapping the Nation
Library Meeting Room
6:30 – 8:30 pm
The program will be presented by Susan Schulten, author of "Mapping the Nation," DU Professor, and contributor to the New York Times’ “Disunion” series on the American Civil War. Explore the great cartographic innovation of the nineteenth century when medical men mapped disease, natural scientists mapped the environment to uncover weather patterns, and educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among young Americans. Mapping was a way to profile the population and its resources. In fact, the world we inhabit today—saturated with maps and graphic information—grew out of this reconfiguration of spatial thought and representation.
Library Meeting Room
Jon from Twelve Degree Brewing will be discussing Louisville’s newest brewery and designing their signature Belgian-style beers. Jesse from Avery Brewing Company will be talking about canning and bottling beers in a large- scale facility along with homebrew bottling tips and tricks. The brewing and bottling discussion will be followed by a beer tasting provided by Avery and Twelve Degree in the Twelve Degree taproom across the alley from Louisville Public Library at 802 Main Street.
If These Stones Could Talk
Library Meeting Room
Mary Reilly-McNellan will speak about the history of Boulder’s Columbia Cemetery, where many Louisville residents were buried. She is co-author of the new book, “If These Stones Could Talk: Tales from Columbia Cemetery,” which was published last November. The book includes information on cemetery ‘residents’, grave markers, symbolism, and preservation efforts. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the program.
Louisville Historical Museum
Historic Walking Tour of Downtown
Tour leaves from the Museum
1001 Main St.
9:30 am – 10:45 am
This enlightening tour will explore the area between La Farge Avenue, with its many small homes built for miners’ families, and Memory Square Park, which historically was the location of two Louisville schools. It is a combination of tours given in the past two years on Memory Square and on La Farge Avenue. The tour will be led by Diane Marino.