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Vickey Swenson

Welcome to Artisville
Meet Vickey Swenson, watercolor virtuoso and co-owner of Creations Gallery of Fine Art & Art Gifts. Stop by and say hello to Vickey, partner Tom, and Gallery mascot Cici, and, of course, check out the beautiful work by local and national artists.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

The ladies swoon when this handsome fellow strolls the Downtown streets. Meet Bentley, an 18 month old Rottweiler/Bernese Mountain Dog mix. This personable pooch can often be found in front of Cafe de Paris. Make sure to say hi to Bentley and owner Deborah if you see them!

Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Louisville Sidewalk Sale
August 24
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

After the Farmer’s Market, check out the Sidewalk Sale. There will be special deals for the whole family that will last the whole day. Participating retailers include:

Front Street
Old Friends
Juju Beads
Front Street Hair Studio
Sangha Studios

Main Street
Book Cellar
The Singing Cook
Bella Frida
Found Underground
Little Horse Books
Sunshine & Rain
Nina’s Flowers and Gifts
Creation Arts and Gifts
Ville de Luxe
Creative Framing
Yoga Junction
By Chance
Netties Creations
Fuzzy Antler
Gifted Hands Gallery


August 2 – Tab Benoit
August 9 – Firefall
August 16 – Dickey Betts & Great Southern

Buona Sera Evening Market every Tuesday

Yoga in the Park
every Wednesday

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Louisville Farmers Market
Your favorite Colorado farms are back at the market with delicious fruits, veggies, eggs and meats, from organic to all natural and pesticide free. All accompanied by great local, live music.

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Oh August, how I wish I had a poem for you,

your lazy hot days and back to school blues.

The end of summer vacation is bittersweet.

Alas, there’s only one thing to do.


Living Easy

Living Easy Tabs Firefall to Open for their August 9 Show

Joan Huntsberry and Andy Langford, the talented musical duo from Louisville who perform as Living Easy, have selected Boulder’s Firefall to open for their August 9 performance at Bittersweet Cafe.

“We think the exposure will be good for them,” said mandolinist/guitarist Langford, “might help them sell a few CDs.” When reminded that Firefall has sold millions of records, Mr. Langford yawned, “Whatever. They’re opening, we’re closing, and Jock better stay away from my groupies.”

Firefall at the Faire
August 9, music 6:30 – 9ish

Living Easy at Bittersweet following Firefall
Joined by the Lazy Boys; Michael Maya-Charles on bass and Josh Gordon on percussion.

New Yorker covers

New York. London. Louisville.

The August New Yorker cover featuring King Weiner Kong has become an international sensation. So what does this have to do with Louisville? Well, the amazing illustrator, John Cuneo, is pals with a DD contributor dating back to their days working in the San Francisco ad world.

John was nice enough to produce this caricature for a 2011 Street Faire poster - commemorating a send off to long time Faire favorites Chris Daniels and Hazel Miller. Pretty cool, huh?

First Friday Art Walk

August 2
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join the many galleries, retailers and restaurants as Downtown comes alive on Friday night with art, music and great food, not to mention the welcoming beat of the Street Faire, featuring the great Tab Benoit.

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American Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay for Life

August 2
Monarch High School
6:00 pm

Remember when Louisville painted the town purple with all those beautiful Luminaria downtown? They are a tribute to our loved ones who have survived or are battling cancer, and a memorial to those who have lost the battle. So is the Relay for Life event, a nationwide effort to support cancer patients, survivors and research.

A special ceremony will be held during the Relay for Life event in which those with Luminaria will have their name read aloud. Help support this important cause by attending or participating in this special event. Click here for more information or to register.

Art Glass Show & Live Music

Creations Arts and Gifts
940 Main St.
August 2 – 31

Through the entire month of August, Creations will host the largest fine art-glass show in the region, featuring six glass artists. This show features sculptural glass, blown glass, kiln formed glass, slumped glass, painted glass, fused glass and stained glass. Functional & decorative-only glass art created for table centerpieces, serving dishes, goblets, wall sconces, vases, lights and fabulous chandelier.

Live music at the gallery by Louisville’s own Living Easy on August 2 during the downtown Louisville Art Walk.

Yoga for Osteoporosis with Trula Daugherty & Carol Myers

Yoga Junction
908 Main St.
August 17
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Yoga is recommended for Osteoporosis due to its low impact, less strenuous effect on the joints. Yoga poses help increase joint range of motion and strength in addition to enhancing one’s overall coordination. In this workshop modifications will be taught to ensure moving safely and joyfully in Yoga. Trula and Carol will lead you through poses that will strengthen your core and minimize risk for fractures, and will also provide you with proper body alignment. Fee is $45.

Louisville Montmartre

Louis Ville Montmartre

On the Bricks Behind Bittersweet
Every Friday Night through August

Local Artists Dona Laurita, Jessica Boian and Monika Edgars started a project “Birds, Flowers & Butterflies.” During the Street Faire, kids paint a canvas tile. The pieces will be assembled into one giant painting which will be auctioned off at the end of the summer to support Louisville Arts District.

A call for artists to join them is now at hand. Sign up at Sunshine & Rain by Noon on Friday to paint, draw, sketch, crochet, knit or simply have some good artistic fun, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

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:

Career Planning Workshop:
Linkedin Basics

Library Meeting Room
August 7
6:30 – 8:00 pm

LinkedIn is an integral job search and online networking tool. In LinkedIn Basics, career coach, Leah McNally, of Leah McNally Specialties, will explore the features of LinkedIn and show you how to leverage LinkedIn for personal branding and job search positioning.

American Girl dolls

American Girl Party

Library Meeting Room
August 9
3:00 – 4:00 pm

For anyone betweent the ages of 6 and 12 who enjoys the American Girl books or has an American Girl Doll at home you and your doll are welcome at the party! You could even dress alike! The Library is celebrating the arrival of its new dolls, Cecil and Marie-Grace, which will be part of the circulating collection. Enjoy some snacks from the American-Girl cookbooks, make some accessories for your doll, and learn more about some of the various time periods of different American Girls. No registration is necessary.

Pajama Story Time

Children’s Story Time Room
August 15
6:30 – 7:00 pm

Come cuddle up with your little one and enjoy this special evening pajama story time. Come dressed in your PJ’s, listen to bedtime stories with Miss Kristen, and have a midnight snack. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

Old Town Cinema
Reel Filmmakers:
Teen filmmaker workshop

The Art Underground
901 Front Street
August 5 – 16
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This teen workshop for ages 12 – 18, will show students how to plan, shoot and edit a short film using professional cameras, lighting gear, sound equipment and the latest editing system. Students will experience all roles in filmmaking from director to screenwriter and cinematographer and will have a DVD of a completed project. For more information visit

Louisville Art Association 2012

28th Annual National
Juried Fine Art Show

Louisville Art Association
801 Grant Ave.
August 31 – September 8

Enjoy this extraordinary fine art exhibit of vibrant, compelling works by celebrated artists from around the country. The Louisville Fine Art Show is one of the premier art shows in the area. Opening Reception is Saturday, August 31, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Various events will take place throughout the week such as a wine and cheese reception and artist demos. Visit for further information.

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