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Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Tank, a stylish 2.5 year old Miniature Yorkie. Tank, all five pounds of him, is the official greeter at Downtown’s equally stylish Eric Olson Master Jeweler Stop in and say hi to the pooch and Eric, Cheri and Lori, his team of friendly and knowledgeable humans.

Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

Butcher-Jones House

Butcher-Jones House
1013 Jefferson Ave.

Built circa 1906, this house was associated with Welch and Italian immigrants. The house was featured on an early 20th century Louisville postcard and was once the home of Louis H. Guenzi, a WWII serviceman from Louisville.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Lauren Trice, 303-335-4594,

Friday, September 1

Talented national and local artists showcase their work at the galleries and stores Downtown. Enjoy an evening of good art, good food and drink, and good friends. Every Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

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National Fine Art and Photography Show

Louisville Art Association
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Street
September 1 – 10

The Louisville Art Association invites you to attend the 32nd Annual National Juried Fine Arts and Photography Show and Sale. There will be over 100 pieces of art to enjoy. The show runs from September 1st through the 10th. It is free and open to the public. Go to for dates and hours of the show.

Creative Framing Artists Reception

Creative Framing
916 Main St.
September 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kicking off First Friday, the event will feature returning favorites Jim McComas and Dawn Reinfield. Jim’s dramatic representational works evoke a “symphony on canvas” while Dawn offers-up “visual poetry” through textured layers and diverse color. Joining them is first-time featured artist, Ninel Senatorova, an accomplished Russian-born painter exploring several media and subjects that blend graphic art with spiritual themes. Sharon Pauley is also a first-time featured artist. Inspired by many forms of art, Sharon brings colorful moments to life in oil. Enjoy a live jazz performance by Scott Martin, hors d’oeuvres and beverages as you marvel at the art throughout the gallery.

Ribbon Cutting

First Summit Realty
630 Front St.

First Summit Realty is officially open! A ribbon cutting for both First Summit Realty, and First Creek Lending was held on August 4, sponsored by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was followed by tours of the office, a champagne toast, and some goodies. “It was such a nice way to be welcomed to the neighborhood,” says owner Danielle Davis. The office is located right across from Lucky Pie and Sweet Cow. Stop by and say hello and check out the cool blue scooter in front of the office.

Annual Warehouse Sale

Old Friends
706 Front St.
September 30
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

You might not be ready but its time to start thinking about holiday gifts and Old Friends is the place to get a start on your shopping. Great deals and treasured finds await you. The Annual Warehouse sale takes place in the parking lot behind the store. Get there early because stuff runs out fast!

Now Open

Moe’s Bagels
1057 Courtesy Road (DELO)

Authentic New York bagels and so much more that make me so happy! Like all kinds of dreamy cream cheeses and inventive sandwiches. Welcome to the neighborhood Moe’s!

Alexander Technique Workshop – Harnessing Your Natural Tempo: A Workshop on Breath for Vocalists and Instrumentalists

Dana V. Music
901 Front St.
September 24
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Come experience this worldwide technique taught by Molly Kittle and Darci Balkcom and explore tools that provide easier access to and greater understanding of breath support in your whole body. Alexander Technique is a practical hands-on study of the principles of coordination, habit, movement, and awareness. Through light touch and basic anatomical information, this technique helps you to access innate coordination, achieving ease, grace, comfort, strength, and flexibility. Price for the workshop is $35. Contact: Chelsea Kyle at Dana V. Music 303-974-5584

Restorative Yoga & Aromatherapy

Yoga Junction
927 Main St.
September 10
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join Farrah Forsyth in this 2-hour workshop fusing Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy. Restorative Yoga provides a soothing environment with the goal of total relaxation and balance. When the body is held in fully supported and comfortable poses for longer periods of time it will naturally relax, releasing deeply held tensions, relieving chronic stress, and muscle tension, and eliminating toxins. During this practice various blends of essentials oils, mindfully put together to bring balance into each individual Chakra, will be misted into the air, leaving your energetic body fully harmonized. Participants should bring a yoga mat.

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Gravity Brewing
September 9
1:00 pm – Close

How time flies! And Beer goes down! Gravity Brewing is turning 5! Come join in the celebration with over 20 brews on tap and hourly special/rare beer tappings! Enjoy live music by Full Belly & Guerrilla Fanfare and great food from Gastronauts.

Huckleberry’s Famous Pie Contest
Memory Square Park
September 4

Think you make the best pie ever? Show off your skills and enter the Annual Louisville Pie Contest at the Louisville Fall Festival! Registration forms are available now at the Huckleberry, or online at

September 2

Louisville Public Library Offerings

951 Main St.
Be sure to check the library website for ALL scheduled programs

“On The Same Page” One-Book Program Events
Monday, September 11
7:00 pm
Louisville Public Library

Tuesday, September 12
7:00 pm
Superior Sport Stable
1 Superior Plaza Way

Thursday, September 28
7:00 pm

’Stories on Stage‘ performs excerpts from “Sing for Your Life” at the Louisville Center for the Arts. This program is free.

Money Matters: Student Loan Strategies
2nd Floor Board Room
September 13
6:30 – 7:30 pm

43 million Americans hold over $1.3 trillion in student loan balances, with the cost of repayment often leading to tremendous financial burden. This class will explore options for reducing or avoiding student loan debt including:

  • Government repayment programs
  • Grant and scholarship options
  • Pros and cons of consolidation
  • Common mistakes to avoid

Museum Brown Bag: World War I Comes to Louisville
1st Floor Meeting Room
September 14
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch to this presentation by Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon describing the service of some of the Louisville veterans of World War I and how the Louisville community was changed by the war.

Story in the Rocks: The Geologic History of Boulder County
1st Floor Meeting Room
September 19
7:00 – 8:30 pm

The geologic history of Boulder County’s remarkable landscape goes back nearly two billion years! Rocks contain a record of earth’s history that can be read like the pages in a book. Join geologist and volunteer naturalist Roger Myers for this slide program and learn how to read the story in the rocks in your backyard. Presented by Boulder County Parks & Open Space.

Interview Like a Pro
1st Floor Meeting Room
September 21
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pam Farone, of Careerfulness, will help you learn how to relax and put your best foot forward:

  • Discover the 30 deadly interview mistakes to avoid
  • Learn how interviews are developed
  • Structure your responses for the greatest impact
Bring a job description for a position for which you will be interviewing, and Pam will workshop potential questions and desired responses.

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