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Downtown Dialogue - What's Up Downtown


Eric Roth

From Bytes to Books
Meet Eric Roth, assistant manager at the Book Cellar on Main Street. This is Eric’s second career, an encore after 34 yrs as a software engineer. After 27 years in Louisville with wife Vicki you can also find him contributing to our community as the Tech Guru at the Library and lighting assistant for the CenterStage Theater Company. Thank you Eric!

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Cosmo Schawel, a year and a half old Goldendoodle. Cosmo and his caretakers Camilia and Brandon moved to Louisville in June and are enjoying their new Downtown. Cosmo is especially fond of the dog park and the pets and love he gets from the local humans. Welcome to Louisville Cosmo!

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Louisville Farmers Market
Locally grown fruits and veggies, meats, wines, artisan breads, flavored oils, coffee, baked goods, natural body care and local music too. New hours are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday.

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Chuck Prophet

Ahhhh, San Francisco Nights

It’s rock’n’roll with a Bay Area twist. Enjoy an evening at the Faire with the uber-talented Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express. Tonight at the Steinbaugh. Rain or shine.

First Friday is August 2 –
Wait, that’s Saturday!

Don’t miss the fun downtown with lots of art shows, receptions and always great food, drink and entertainment.

29th National Fine Arts Show

Louisville Art Association
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
August 30 – September 7
Various Times

An extraordinary fine art exhibit of vibrant, compelling works by celebrated artists from around the country, the Louisville Fine Arts Show is one of the premier shows in the area. Opening reception is August 30 from 6 – 9 pm and is free to the public. Other times and events can be found at

Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society
Survivor Reception
Waneka Lake
August 2
3:00 pm

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life kicks off its event with this special reception celebrating survivors and their caretakers. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and patient service programs. For more information on Relay For Life please contact Lynn Wooton at or go to

Ribbon Mural Project

American Cancer Society
Creative Framing and Art Reception
916 Main St
August 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm

The 2014 Ribbon Mural will be unveiled on August 1, at a reception at Creative Framing in Louisville. People in attendance can purchase ribbons representing different cancers to be placed on the ribbon mural at the event. There will also be an opportunity to purchase ribbons on August 2, during the Relay for Life at Waneka Lake (see above). The Ribbon Mural will be located in the lobby of Good Samaritan Medical Center for the month of August.

Open House

Art Underground
901 Front Street
August 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Art Underground staff and friends for an open house that will include sample classes, refreshments and information about fall programming and the new building.

One-Year Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Eleanor Eclectic Collection of Clothing
630 Front St.
August 15 – 17

In celebration of their first year in Louisville, Eleanor is offering 20% off merchandise in the entire store all weekend! And you get a gift with purchase. The festivities kick off with a cocktail party from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 15 with bubbles and cake. Time to shop!!!!

Two-Year Anniversary Open House

The Singing Cook
728 Main St.
August 2
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join the Singing Cook to celebrate two years in downtown Louisville with goodies, product demos and a sale, of course! Also, enter a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate. Jenni at the Singing Cook says, “We are so happy to be a part of downtown and we thank everyone for their support over the last two years and the years to come!”

Reel Filmmakers Teen Workshop

Old Town Cinema
Art Underground
901 Front Street
August 4 – 15
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In two weeks students will plan, shoot, and edit a short film using professional cameras, lighting gear, sound equipment, and the latest editing system. Every day students will have a new role (director, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, etc.) and at the end of the session be able to share their work with a DVD of the completed project. For ages 12-18 years of age. Price is $650. Register at camps/campsregister/#film

Public Library Offerings

951 Main St.
As always check the library website for a full schedule of events.

Historic Walking Tours
Main Street Stories

Louisville Historical Museum
August 2
9:30 am

Meet at the front steps of the Library for this insightful historical tour led by Anne Robinson of the Louisville Historical Commission. The tour will focus on the history of the downtown commercial district in the areas of Main and Front streets. Suggested donation to the Louisville Historical Commission is $5 per person.

Little Italy Neighborhood
Louisville Historical Museum
August 23
9:30 am

Diane Marino will give a tour of Louisville’s historic Little Italy neighborhood located between the railroad tracks and Highway 42. Use street parking and meet at at the intersection of Griffith and Front Streets. Suggested donation is $5 per person.

Anatomy in Clay Workshop
Library Teen Loft
August 2, 9, 16
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what’s under the skin of your arm and hand? How do those muscles work when you reach to pick something up? And when you hit your elbow, why does the tingle go all the way to your hand? Learn these answers and more at the Anatomy in Clay series of events. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The program is designed for middle school aged students.

Gale Courses Now Available to Library Users
Gale Courses offer businesses and individuals everything from Microsoft Office applications and QuickBooks, to grant writing and project management, to wellness and personal enrichment. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors, many of whom are currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. The courses are free to Louisville Library users with a valid Library card.

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