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Alley Gallery Celebrates First 100 Doors

LouisvilleKY’s Alley Gallery Celebrates First 100 Doors

(Louisville, KY) — Just one year after its launch, the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) celebrated the “Alley Gallery First 100” last week in the Henry Clay Parking garage. Local artists, sponsors and dignitaries applauded the innovative Alley Gallery program which repurposes alley and back-of-the-building metal doors into an outdoor gallery featuring the work of local artists. “There are more than 300 service doors within the Central Business District that qualify for the program,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of LDP. “We are so proud of the many sponsors and artists who have enthusiastically embraced Alley Gallery and have made it a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor’s Music & Art Series will discuss The Louisville Knot

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the next installment of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall. The topic of the event will be The Louisville Knot, an upcoming art installation to be installed under the 9th Street underpass at Main Street. Louisville Metro Government, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, selected a multi-disciplinary team to design and to build a public art and lighting feature to enhance the 9th Street underpass. The installation, called The Louisville Knot, proposes to enhance…


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New task forced formed to protect Louisville Ky’s history

Mayor Fischer Announces Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force Task Force will address preservation planning strategies  LOUISVILLE, KY (May 2, 2016)—To seek better ways to honor our community heritage, Mayor Fischer announced the formation of the Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force. The Task Force will seek to create policies to address preservation planning strategies that anticipate and identify areas where historic preservation and/or adaptive reuse should be identified. “One of the most basic ways that we honor our history is by preserving the historic architecture and properties in the neighborhoods our citizens call home,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “With the creation…


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Louisville’s ReSurfaced Returns: Three Days at 10th Street Opens Oct. 15th

Photos are from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, KY – ReSurfaced: Three Days at 10th Street will open on Thursday, Oct. 15th at a new location, in a parking lot at 10th Street and the Ohio River, near Connect/Disconnect, the city’s first public art installation along the River Walk.  The enormously popular ReSurfaced initiative will again feature local music, beer, bourbon, art and community. City Collaborative created the ReSurfaced initiative,  and it partners with Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Downtown Partnership to creatively activate under-utilized open urban spaces. “People can’t get enough of this concept, and they are going…


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Louisville’s ReSurfaced to return Oct. 15- 17 along river

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – The popular ReSurfaced will return for one weekend in October at a new site near 10th and Rowan streets along the Ohio River. “ReSurfaced: Three Days at 10th Street” will be held in a parking lot under the I-64 overpass near the city’s newest public art project called Connect/Disconnect (see previous story).  It will feature music, art, food, DJ’s and a special Fried Chicken Throwdown cook-off. “People loved the first two ReSurfaced projects on West Main Street and they will also love this new site that brings a completely different feel and vibe – with the city…


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Downtown Louisville Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Beautification Program

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer joined the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) to celebrate the 10thAnniversary of the Downtown Beautification Program, today.  During the past ten years, the Downtown Beautification Program has added more than 350 new trees and 192 spectacular flower pots in the area known as the Central Business District. “From the 60 tree wells with perennial and annual plant materials to the Mark White Memorial Garden and more, LDP has greatly enhanced the look of our downtown,” Fischer said. “The improvements give residents, visitors and those who work downtown a sense of pride in our city and we…


Guthrie Street Opens Downtown

(Louisville, KY) –Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) will celebrate the reopening of Guthrie Street on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a “Food Truck Roundup” for Downtown professionals to linger and enjoy lunch on the newly refurbished street. “In addition to the sidewalk and streetscape improvements that we completed last year, and with major new tenants such as the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, 4th Street from Ali to Broadway is transforming into a unique retail and restaurant corridor,” Fischer said. “The reopening of Guthrie Street removes the last vestige of the…


New Louisville Garden Honors Late Arborist

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville officials are honoring the memory of late city arborist Mark White. Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) dedicated the Mark White Garden in a sidewalk at the southwest corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets. White served Louisville Metro for nearly ten years and was appointed Metro Arborist on July 1, 2008 after spending a year and a half as a landscaping supervisor in the Facilities Division. Prior to working for the city, he ran a private landscaping business. He died February 9, 2015 after a long illness. White was known for his positive…