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Historic Preservation Building

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

Ball House
1117 Jefferson Avenue

Mary Ethel Ball, who became Dean of Women at CU, lived in this home with her parents, Harry and Nettie. Built in 1909, the wood framed structure rests on a stone foundation. Frank Carveth was the next owner. He died in the 1920 rail accident on the “Kite Route” that connected Louisville to Denver and Boulder. His wife, Mary, and their daughters continued to live in the house.

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

Winterskate is Open!
Boasting over 6,500 square feet of ice, WinterSkate is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the county! Looking forward to freezing on the ice with the kiddos!

Open daily through Presidents’ Day.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday:
2 pm – 7 pm
12 pm – 10 pm
10 am – 10 pm
10 am – 8 pm

Please visit website for holiday hours and more information.

For DBA Members: DBA Member Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 5th
8:00 am
Formal Invitation to follow

2019 Street Faire Vendor Application:
Interested in a booth for the 2019 Street Faire Season? Applications for both food and non-food vendors are now available on our website.

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Winter greetings from the DBA!

Sure, it’s chilly and maybe a bit snowy, but there are still many events happening downtown. Take a look at all the goings on for the month of February:

February Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
February 1
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

Stroll the streets of downtown for a lovely evening of Art, Music, Food and Wine. Visit all the participating galleries, shops, cafes, and other businesses that come together for this monthly event. Bring your friends and family, and probably a jacket, for a fabulous and inspiring evening!

Art Walk at Creative Framing Gallery
916 Main St.
February 1
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk of 2019! Bring your friends and family to delight in the wonderful creations of many local artists. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, toner, paper, textiles, photography, ink, sculpture, jewelry, and mixed media ensures there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Live music, wine, and snacks await you as well.

Heartfelt History
Louisville Historical Museum
1001 Main Street
February 1
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm

Drop by the Louisville Museum during First Friday Art Walk on February 1st where they will have vintage valentine cards from the 1920s on display. Get inspired by the museum’s collection and then make a Valentine craft of your own to keep or give away.

Louisville Cultural Council Events

Building Community Through Food
801 Grant Ave.
February 6
7:00 pm

Come and join the Louisville Cultural Council for a Conversation with Andy Clark, professional baker and owner of Moxie Bread Co., and CU Media Studies Professor and Associate Dean, Andrew Calabrese. Discuss and learn about what’s happening in the food movement, locally and nationwide, and what it means for your daily bread. Tasty snacks will be provided! This event is Free, doors open at 6:30.

Altius Quartet
801 Grant Ave.
February 15
7:00 pm

Altius Quartet is young, hip and smart, playing everything from classical chamber music to Led Zeppelin! Join the Louisville Cultural Council for an evening of innovative live music. Tickets $15 available at the door or in advance at

Louisville Chamber of Commerce

Business Showcase at Ascent Church
February 26
5:00 ‒ 7:00 pm
550 McCaslin Blvd

Discover what Louisville businesses have to offer at this annual Chamber event! Visit all the booths to meet local business owners and learn about what services are available to you in our wonderful city. Enjoy food from local restaurants and enter to win some great prizes including an Amazon Echo & Smart Plug Bundle! Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public. For more information visit

UNOde50 Valentine Trunk Show

Creative Framing
February 13 ‒ 15
916 Main St
3:00 – 6:00 pm

Creative Framing Art Gallery is excited to announce it will be carrying UNOde50, a favorite, innovative international fashion jewelry line for women and men. Each unique piece is crafted with a distinctive style and quality that sets them apart from other jewelry lines. Our launching event will start with a three day special trunk show just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Support Girls in Sports

Old Friends
706 Front St.
February 2
10:00 am

Celebrate National Women and Girls in Sports day by stopping by Old Friends as they support Game On! Sports 4 Girls by donating 25% of the day’s sales to their scholarship fund. This fun event includes Raffle Prizes, Free Giveaways for every girl who comes in, snacks and more! Don’t miss it!

Intro to Yoga at Yoga Junction:

Yoga Junction
927 Main St
February 6
7:00 pm

If you’ve never tried yoga before, taking your first class can be intimidating. To help ease the stress we invite you to join us at our Intro to Yoga class, offered the first Wednesday of each month. In each class, one of our certified yoga teachers will provide you with an introduction to yoga, explain the benefits yoga has to offer, and prepare you for what to expect when you walk into the studio. You will also learn basic yoga poses, and how to modify for any injuries or limited strength and flexibility. Class is $10. For more info visit

Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream

Sweet Cow
All of February!
637 Front St.

Come on in, it’s Cookie Time! Throughout the month of February Sweet Cow will be scooping up their annual Girl Scout Cookie ice cream! Flavors that will be passing thru their flavor board include a delicious Mint Girl Scout Cookie (made with tons of thin mints) and Samoa Samoa (chocolate, caramel and coconut). If you love Girl Scout Cookies, make sure you pop in before it’s all gone. Big Bonus – when you eat Sweet Cow Girl Scout ice cream you are supporting local Colorado Girl Scout troops!

Soft Opening

Assorted Goods & Candy
February 9
706 Front St.

The beloved Assorted Goods & Candy is re-opening this month just in time for Valentine’s Day! Welcome and best wishes to new owner, Sarah Lynch! For a sneak peek at the new Assorted stop by on or after Feb. 9th, say hello, get a Valentine treat, and check out all the new items and old favorites inside this downtown gem. New offerings include a delicious selection of salted dark chocolates, locally made chocolates, toys, and gifts for kids of all ages.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

55+ Computer Class
February 14
Library 2nd Floor Board Room
1:30 – 3:00 pm

For those needing some guidance in our world of ever changing technology. Basic instruction will include questions relating to PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Registration is required. Please contact Adult Services to register.

Teen Creations: Stabby Valentines
Grades 6-12
February 26
Library Meeting Room
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Valentine’s Day got you down? Take out your frustrations on these little dolls! Learn how to use sewable circuits and make a cool doll whose eyes light up when you stab it!

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