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Historic Preservation Building

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

501 South St.
Zarini-Ross House

Built in 1905 by developers of the Capital Hill Addition in Louisville, this wood and brick house was owned by two Italian families for over 90 years. Charles and Christine Zarini lived there until 1921, and then sold it to Joe and Rose Ross (Americanized from Larussi). Joe served in Siberia during World War I and worked as a coal miner in Louisville.

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

Acme Fine Goods
June 1
10:00 am – dark o'clock
915 Walnut St.

Welcome to Eric Reed and join him on Saturday, June 1st for the Grand Opening of his fantastic new shop, Acme Fine Goods! Focusing on fine quality goods for men, Eric has curated a fabulous array of apparel, gifts, home goods, and more. What a great addition to downtown retail!

Drive-in Movie on McCaslin and City of Louisville Open House
June 1
550 S. McCaslin Blvd
(former Sam’s Club / Ascent Church parking lot)

Join the City of Louisville for an Open House at 6:00 pm. The first 300 residents to visit one of the City of Louisville Open House booths to learn about a City project will receive a FREE ice cream from the Sweet Cow Ice Cream Truck. The film will begin at 8:30 pm: The Greatest Showman (PG)

Farewell from the Cohens
As many already know, after 12 years the Cohen family is stepping down from operating downtown’s beloved The Empire Restaurant. New operations manager, Jeff Osaka, will be taking the reins and continue The Empire legacy. Beginning after Memorial Day The Empire will be temporarily closed for some needed maintenance and updates, but don’t fear, The Empire will be back up and running in July! Thank you to the Cohen Family for bringing such a wonderful gathering place downtown and we wish them well on their journey. As Lexi Cohen says, it’s not good-bye, “it’s more of a see you later.” Read their farewell letter here.

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June is Busting Out All Over...

...and downtown is busting out all our favorite summer events! We kick off June with The Annual Taste of Louisville, First Friday Art Walk and Street Faire! June is just packed with so many wonderful events and activities, how will you choose?

The Taste of Louisville

Saturday, June 1
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Main St.

The Louisville Chamber of Commerce invites you to The Taste of Louisville! Kick things off with the Fun Run at 8:30 am then stroll down Main Street and experience the best that Louisville has to offer. Food, entertainment, shopping, and more await you at this beloved annual event! It truly is a “taste” of living in Louisville.

June Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
June 7
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

Summer is the best time to enjoy strolling the streets of downtown for Art Walk! Visit all the participating galleries, shops, cafes, and other businesses that come together for this monthly event. Have a snack, sip some wine and support local artists. Bring your friends, family and visitors for this great night out in Louisville.

Friday Art Walk at the Library
Library Plaza
June 7
5:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
951 Spruce St.

The Louisville Public Library, in partnership with the Louisville Art Association, is excited to announce that on Friday, June 7, we will be extending our hours and hosting an exciting and engaging 1st Friday Art Walk event! Stop by from 5:00 ‒ 8:00 pm on the Library’s Plaza and Gallery for a Community Art Project, live artist demos, a children’s craft and a chance to view art work from local artists.

Wild Burros: Meet Nestor and Pepper
Louisville Historical Museum
June 7
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
1001 Main St.

Come and meet some formerly wild burros who now live locally. Stop by the Museum to discover hidden and interesting aspects of Louisville history and to tour the historic buildings on the Museum campus at 1001 Main during the First Friday Art Walks!

Art Show Closing Reception
Creative Framing Art Gallery
June 7
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
916 Main St.

Ready, Set, Go! ...For summer Art Walks in Louisville! Last chance to mingle with our current feature artists ‒ see details below! Bring your friends, family, and out of town guests to Creative Framing Art Gallery and enjoy our amazing art selection highlighting artists from throughout Colorado!

Louisville Street Faire

June 14, 21, 28
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Steinbaugh Pavilion
824 Front St.

Street Faire season starts off with a bang featuring Chicano Funk band Los Mocochetes with Hip Hop/Rap artist Boss Eagle. Next up is indie band Wild Child with the Jaden Carlson Band, then get funky with The Burroughs with Mama Magnolia to close out June. So grab your friends and head to downtown for this awesome free music event!

CenterStage Theatre

Auditions for Our Town – an immersive theatre experience
June 2
4:00 – 6:00 pm
CenterStage Black Box Theatre
901 Front St.

CenterStage Theatre Company announces open auditions for Thornton Wilders’ Our Town which will be presented as an immersive, traveling theatre experience in historic Louisville. Auditions are Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Please note that this show is called traveling as it will be performed both indoors and outdoors in Louisville. Performance dates are August 1 to 11. Auditions are open to all experience levels! More info and sign up here:

Calling All Young Artists!

Louisville Public Library Mural Contest:
A Universe of Stories
Ages 16-21
Open to Residents of Boulder County
All Entries Due By June 9th

The Louisville Public Library is holding a Mural Contest for young artists in Boulder County. The Library backs up to Via Artista and the parking ramp wall will be the canvas for an installation based on the theme “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES.” The Library is seeking an original design that speaks to the universality of stories and the importance of the story in human evolution, asking the questions, How do stories connect us to each other? How do they connect us to our past, to our future and to worlds that live only in the author’s imagination?

This contest is intended to provide a space for aspiring young artists to share their talents and to add to the public art in beautiful downtown Louisville. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, June 9. Entrants may be one individual or a group with a designated lead artist. Must be ages 16-21 and residents of Boulder County to enter. For more details visit

Art Exhibition

Holy Darlings Iconography
June 2
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.

Anne Spacone is a self-taught iconographer who has been creating non-traditional icons of the Saints for the past 12 years. On Sunday June 2nd from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Louisville Center for the Arts, she will be sharing over 50 pieces, including icons, puzzles of icons and more. This is an opportunity to experience an ancient art form that is contemplative and meditative. Iconography is used as a window or doorway to a spiritual encounter in the material world. For more information or questions please contact Anne at

Louisville Cultural Council presents Concerts in the Park!

Hazel Miller Band with opening set by Estella Dawn
June 20
6:30 pm
Community Park
955 Bella Vista Dr.

For more info visit Local favorite and music icon, Hazel Miller brings her big band and her usual soul, blues and rock to Community Park. Don’t miss this free music event!

Bonfire Dub with Bridget Law with opening set by Ultralofi
June 27
6:30 pm
Community Park
955 Bella Vista Dr.

Bonfire Dub plays roots music – original songs with rich melodies, acoustic laced and electric steel driven reggae and dub. Bridget Law (from Elephant Revival) is a special guest on fiddle.

The Singing Cook

Taste of Louisville Sale – June 1
Knife Sharpening – June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

The Singing Cook always puts out a sale for The Taste of Louisville and this year is no exception! So stop by our booth in front of our shop, enjoy a little ditty from our resident ukulele player, Clara, or The Cook herself, during The Taste and find the best bargains of the year!

Plus, Knife Sharpening is June 8th! Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools beginning at 10:00 am. It’s first come, first served, so come early. For pricing and future dates go to

Yoga in the Park

Yoga Junction’s Yoga in the Park
Wednesdays June 19 – August 7
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Memory Square Park
801 Grant Ave.

Join Yoga Junction at Memory Square Park each week for yoga outside! This all-levels class is led by a different teacher each week and is only $5! Plus bring the kids – we have a separate kid’s class for $5/child as well! For more information:

Bike to Work Day:
Louisville City Hall Station

Wednesday, June 26
6:30 – 9:00 am
Louisville City Hall
749 Main St.

Come join the City of Louisville for morning goodies starting at 6:30 am on June 26th! Located in front of City Hall on Main, pedal up for pancakes, music, prize drawings and more as we celebrate bike commuting and your participation in the second-largest Bike to Work Day in the United States. Find more Louisville stations, both breakfast and after-work parties at

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Mules and Miners: Brown Bag Presentation
June 6
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce St.

In the early days of mining, mules and burros were a constant presence throughout town and in the mines. Come find out more from Gigi Yang about these mischievous, intelligent, hard-working animals and their contributions to the daily lives and activities of Louisville residents. Registration is requested.

Teen Vision Board and Empowerment Workshop
Grades 6-12
June 26
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Empower yourself to be authentic, confident, and powerful! In this free workshop, Elyse Dolde, Occupational Therapist, will help you create a vision board. You’ll compile photos and quotes that represent the feelings, events, and goals you want to create or achieve over the course of the year. All materials will be provided. Registration is requested.

College Planning 101
Teens and their Families
June 27
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce St.

Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused in the search to find a college that fits your needs? Are you concerned about college cost and how to maximize opportunities for merit aid? In this session for teens and their parents, learn about the college admissions process and timeline, what colleges look for in an applicant (and why), and how to make the most of the college search to find a college that fits you – academically, socially, and financially. Presented by Susan Zinanti, former assistant director of admissions at the University of Denver and founder and owner of StepWise College Consulting. Registration is required.

Stories in the Summer
Adults, Teens and Children ages 6+
June 15, July 20, August 17
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

Evening storytelling offered on three summertime dates on the Museum outdoor campus – Different stories each time! Enjoy masterful and fun storytelling from the Boulder Valley Spellbinders for adults and children ages 6 and up. Bring a blanket or chairs, if desired.

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