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Downtown Dialogue - What's Up Downtown


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Please to Mead You
Meet Audrey Leidy, the shop keep at In Season Local Market at 924 Main Street and a photographer and award-winning mead-maker in her spare time. Audrey loves our town so much she we soon be blogging about it!

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Jax, a five month old English retriever who recently got the coveted job of Mascot for Lulu’s and Waterloo. DD sources would neither confirm nor deny the rumor that Jax’ contract stipulates payment in Texas slushies, brisket and jalepeno poppers.

There’s a New Place in Town
630 Front St

Please join us in welcoming Eleanor to the Downtown community. Owner Tracy Hobb opened this unique clothing store at the end of August and is excited to meet and greet everyone. But its not just an eclectic collection of women’s clothing, there are accessories and home goods too. You’ll find vendors from NY to LA, like AG, Free People, Velvet, Michael Stars, Tulle, and Big Star and a few local lines like Tessa Clogs from Vail and Monkey Toes from Boulder. A great addition to the shopping experience in Downtown Louisville, drop by to see Tracy soon!


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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Art,art,art, Food,food,food, kids, kids, kids, kids, dogs & cats. Shopping, fun, live music, new brews, reading, biking and yoga-ing. Community. That’s what made us the second most desirable place to live in the country, according to Money Magazine (after being #1 twice). And that’s why we stay here!!

First Friday Art Walk

September 6
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.

Gallery Wood-Art show

Creations Arts and Gifts
940 Main St.
September 6 – 30

The Gallery hosts an Open House to launch a month-long Wood-Art Show during this Art Walk evening, 6 – 9 pm. Live turning demonstration by Dave Hawley, turning artist and instructor. Dave and Ellen Kisker, masters of marquetry, the intricate inlay medium will take pet-portrait requests. Bavarian trained carver and instructor, Joseph Sikora, will show his work as will joinery artist Al Bibbero.

Live music by Louisville’s own Living Easy.

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. Various events will take place throughout the week such as a wine and cheese reception and artist demos. Visit for further information and times.

Summer 2013 Art Exhibit

Creative Framing and Art
916 Main St.
September 6 – October 28

While you’re strolling the boulevard on First Friday, make sure to stop by the Opening Reception for this almost two-month long art exhibit featuring the work of Joel Cook, Taunya Bruns, Jackie Friesth and Dorette Carlson. The exhibit showcases a variety of styles such as oils, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Enjoy food and beverages too.

Yoga for Kids (ages 4-6)

Yoga Junction
908 Main St.
September 16 – November 18
3:30 – 4:15 pm

Join Laura in a fun-filled environment that will incorporate movement, games breathing and more. A great way to introduce yoga concepts to pre-K and elementary kids, helping them gain balance and strength while learning techniques for reducing stress (yes, even at this age). Fee is $80 for the 10-week series.

Family Wellness Weekend

Louisville Wellness Center
921 Main St.
September 6 & 7

Join LWC for their Second Annual Family Wellness Event, two days of family fun and education. Growe Garden to Table founder, Bryce Brown will speak on September 6th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. On Saturday, September 7th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, visit vendors, Louisville Elementary School Children’s Farmers Market, enjoy family yoga and health tips by LWC Team members, free Lucky Pie pizza, free Sweet Cow and music for the whole family! Visit: for more information.

Old Town Cinema presents Halloween Starts Here

Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
September 28
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for food and fun. Film starts at 7.

Halloween starts here! OTC’s Reel Filmmakers premiere STEVE, their original zombie/short/mockumentary shot on location in downtown Louisville. Followed by Tim Burton’s classic BEETLEJUICE. Families are welcome ($10 for 4), $5 for individuals. All proceeds for this special event support our film education programming at The Art Underground and BVSD schools. Info on tickets, film, food and local zombie STEVE at

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 please check the website:

Homeschool Open House

Library Meeting Room
September 24
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is the Library’s first annual Homeschool Open House. Parents can learn about library resources for homeschooling and children will take a tour of the library, have some library skills instruction, and play a library game. From 12 – 12:30 there will be refreshments and an informal talk about what the Library can be doing to help you educate your children and what services you would like to see.

Pathways to Parenting Success:
Don’t Make These Common Temper Tantrum Mistakes

Library Meeting Room
September 17
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Presented by Boulder Psychological Services, learn what’s behind children’s behaviors and how to support them through intense emotions.

New Book Club:
Interest & Organizing Meeting

Library Meeting Room
September 22
1:00 – 2:30 pm

In response to public request for another book discussion group, the Library is making plans for a new book club that will meet at the Library on Sunday afternoons. If you’re interested, join the group and contribute your ideas to organize the New Book Club!

Louisville Historical Museum Events

Brown Bag Lunch
My Two Hometowns:
Louisville and Lafayette

Library Meeting Room
September 5
Noon – 1:00 pm

Brian Chamberlin will talk about the similarities in the histories of Louisville and Lafayette and the longtime athletic rivalry between Louisville High School and Lafayette High School. Bring your own stories about memorable sports events or intermarriages between the two towns.

Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville

September 14
9:30 – 10:45 am

This walking tour has the theme of “Main Street Stories” and will focus on the history of the downtown commercial district in the areas of Main Street and Front Street. The tour leaves from the steps of the library.

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