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Angela Facciotti

Copper Comes to Life
Meet Angela Facciotti. Angela’s extraordinary and original art—she works primarily in copper—can be seen at her stylish Walnut Street gallery, LA Coppersmith, right next to Thunderbird Barbers. Extraordinary? Original? Stylish? Yes, yes, and yes. Check it out.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

OK, tell me she’s not adorable. We are pleased to introduce, from Louisville, Colorado, her Ladyship, Lady Keany. Lady is a four year old rescue pooch possibly featuring some Potuguese Water Dog DNA. Owners Jay and Karen say Lady loves to come Downtown ’cause she gets so much attention. Go figure.

Tivoli Beer Logo

A Colorado Original
Now on tap at the OLI. Author’s note: My Italian grandma used to drink a Tivoli every night in her North Denver home. Author is excited to have Tivoli in Historic Downtown.

Team Mazur

Welcome to our new DBA members Team Mazur
Team Mazur with RE/MAX Alliance Boulder is proud to have recently joined the Louisville Downtown Business Association. Everyone on our team lives in Louisville, and we value Historic Downtown businesses. We look forward to partnering with the DBA in sharing our enthusiasm for our unique community.

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Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Check the restaurant’s websites for their Valentine’s Day Specials and be sure to pick up that unique gift at one of our local retailers. There’s so much to choose from in Louisville, from beautiful artwork and jewelry to books, antiques, kitchenware, clothing, local Colorado made products, specialty foods and craft-brewed beer.

Anthony Grant Studio New Paintings

First Friday Art Walk

February 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm

The downtown art galleries and retailers will hold receptions and activities displaying plenty of local color. Anthony Grant Studio will showcase new paintings at 917 Front Street, while LA Coppersmith, 915 Walnut, celebrates its one-year anniversary with new work by Carl Farmer. Ink Smith Tattoo, 908 Main will feature the artwork of Laurie Mayes. Check out all the featured artists and events at

Valentine’s Day Trunk Show

By Chance
920 Main St.
February 7-9
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover the most unique and wonderful products as the new merchandise starts rolling in after owners Cathy Briggs and Nance Welch traveled to the best markets in the country recently on a shopping spree. Special promotions on trollbeads and bracelets is an added enticement to check it out!

Heart Health Month

Achtermann Chiropractic and Massage
600 Main St.
Throughout the Month

February is Heart Health Month at Achtermann Chiropractic. Get adjusted and receive a complimentary blood-pressure check and Heart Rate Variability assessment (shows how well your body adapts to stress). New to the practice is Dr. Belle Icenhower, Naturopathic Doctor. She specializes in treating families naturally, using diet, botanical medicine, natural hormones, homeopathy, and other supplements to provoke the body toward balance. During the month of February, Dr. Belle will offer 10% off initial visits and is available on Wednesdays from 10 am – 1 pm.

Women’s Mindfulness Group

Louisville Wellness Center
921 Main St.
February 6
7 pm

This is an ongoing drop-in group for women to explore different forms of mindfulness practice, followed by tea and informal discussion centered around inspired readings. Beginners or experienced mindfulness practitioners welcome. First Wednesday of each month. For more information

Share the Love Fundraiser

Monarch High School Auditorium
February 9
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monarch High School DECA and Variety Colorado are co-sponsoring this fundraiser that will feature the movie, Despicable Me and kid’s carnival games. Buy your tickets online for $6 or $7 at the door. Proceeds go to Variety Colorado. More information at

New Programs at the Library

Louisville Public Library
951 Main St.


Library Meeting Room
February 5
6:00 – 8:00 pm

This presentation of the continuing series of financial seminars “What Keeps You Up At Night?” will focus on:

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What happens if you have to care for your parents?
  • How to choose a nursing home
  • Coping with Alzheimer’s disease

This is an MFS Heritage Planning Series presented by Jay Turner, Financial Advisor, AAMS, Edward Jones.

African-American Folk Stories
Children’s Story Time Room
February 9
Noon – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month by keeping the oral tradition and folktales alive through readings of African-American traditional folk stories. We’ll also make a code quilt together to hang up in the Children’s area. Feel free to bring a favorite story or poem by an African-American author to share. For ages 8-12. No registration is necessary.

Preschool Playground
Library Meeting Room
February 15
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Come enjoy fun playful activities that are designed to get your little ones ready to start kindergarten with the early literacy skills they need. Learning to read begins before children start school and parents are their children’s first and best teacher. Creative play, music and song, talking, writing, drawing, reading and ABCs are just some of the fun things we’ll do together. This program focuses on caregiver and child interactions that support early literacy skills.

For ages birth to 6 years. No registration is required.

Learning Difficulties in Children & Adolescents
Library Meeting Room
February 28
6:30 – 8:00 pm

This program is part of the ‘Pathways to Parenting Success’ series presented by Boulder Psychological Services. The program will help parents and caregivers learn how to identify learning problems and how to support students who struggle in school.

2 New Book Clubs

At each monthly meeting we will discuss a book, read it aloud, and do a fun craft or activity. Book clubs for kids give them an opportunity to enjoy the fun of books together with peers outside school.

Reading Rumpus Book Club
Children’s Story Time Room
February 11
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Book List:

  • February 11: Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House by Doug Cushman
  • March 11: Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • April 8: Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
  • May 13: The Planets in Our Solar System by Franklyn Branley

For children in grades 1 and 2. Registration is required.

Bookworms Book Clubs
Children’s Story Time Room
February 14
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Book List:

  • February 14: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel
  • March 14: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • April 11: Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli
  • May 9: How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

For grades 3 and 4. Registration is required.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Zucca Italian Ristorante
808 Main St.
February 14
5:00 pm
Treat your Valentine to an authentic 4-course Italian prix-fixe dinner for $50 per person which includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Optional wine flight for an additional $22. Reservations recommended. For menu details visit

Valentine’s Day and February Sale

Old Friends
706 Front St.
Find the perfect gift for your Valentine and get 30% off all metal animals and flowers throughout the month. Check out the new selection of soaps and lotions as well as the Jessie Light Original Valentine’s Day candy hearts.

Soil Savvy Register Now for March 30th Event

Louisville Public Library
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration is taking place now for this series of 4 classes taught by Colorado State University’s Jean Breeder, Ph.D, USDA-ARS. Sunshine & Rain is partnering with CSU and the Colorado Master Gardener Program to bring you unique learning opportunities to grow your love for your home garden! Classes will fill up fast, so register now at

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