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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Event of 2018 is this week

‘FESTIVAL UNVEILED’ FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE Louisville, KY. With spring around the corner, the Kentucky Derby Festival is preparing for a Festival favorite. Their first official event of 2018 – Festival Unveiled – is this Thursday, March 15, at the Mellwood Arts Center.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party. “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the 2018 Festival.  In addition to the 2018 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will also receive the Official Program with complete details of this year’s Festival. While enjoying the evening, guests have…


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LouisvilleKy’s independent business owners to hold discussion about Age of Amazon

Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Thursday, January 25, 3:30pm at Mellwood Arts Center (Monet Room) LIBA presents a panel discussion featuring local retailers who have brick and mortar businesses in the era of online shopping, along with findings from the Advocates for Independent Business’ recent survey. Louisville, KY  – A national survey of independent retailers finds that shifts in the retail sector are playing out differently for independents than they are for chains. The survey, which was conducted by Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), gathered data from over 850 independent retailers in 49 U.S. states. The results comes as national chains are…


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LouisvillekY Local business expo set for January 25th

Louisville, KY (January 11, 2018) – You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases. The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization with over 900 members of local and independent businesses, will host the 3rd Annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, January 25 from 1:00pm-6pm at the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Sexiest Party of Kentucky Derby Week Now Taking Applications for Guest List

Fillies and Stallions is the most exclusive of all events leading up to the Run for the Roses LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Derby 143 is 100 days away, and the call for guests has begun for the most sought after Derby Eve ticket.  The 8th annual Fillies and Stallions party is an invite-only soiree that, year after year, draws some of the most powerful names in business, entertainment and sports.  Media from all over the globe line the red carpet to capture the glitz, glamour, and electricity of a night like no other.  Fillies and Stallions is one of the…


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Danny Mac’s Brings Pizza and Crack Sticks to Mellwood

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley What do a church, a birthday party, a band, this website and a pizza restaurant have in common? Proof that this world is a crazy place, frankly. It all started with my parents’ 80th birthday party at Most Blessed Sacrament Church. The guy cooking the food for us, Kenny Sullivan, liked my husband’s band that was playing, The M80s. He had a new restaurant opening at the Mellwood Arts Center and asked if they could play. And they did. Rick and Steve just started this website and I offered to do some publicity for my new…


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KDF Festival Unveiled last night in Louisville Ky; It’s officially Derby Time!

Photos from KDF’s Facebook Page. Louisville, KY.   – Spring was in the air tonight as a sold out crowd joined the Kentucky Derby Festival to unveil elements of its upcoming festivities, including the 2016 Official Poster and Merchandise line.  The first Official KDF event of the New Year – Festival Unveiled presented by Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon – was held at Mellwood Arts Center, with 700 guests in attendance. The 2016 Poster Artist, Kathy Sullivan, was on hand at the event to sign copies of her image. The 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival poster art features an elegant silhouette of…


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Louisville Ky kicks off its first Kentucky Derby Festival event this week

FESTIVAL UNVEILED FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE March 1, 2016, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival is counting down to spring. Their first official event of 2016 – Festival Unveiled – is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, at Mellwood Arts Center.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance by calling (502) 584-FEST or $35 at the door.  Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party. “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival.  In addition to rolling out the 2016 Official Poster and Merchandise line for the first…


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Scrapboarding- Scrapbooking on Steroids

Running some errands I discovered the newest exhibit at Mellwood Arts Center’s Pigment Gallery. It just opened Friday and will be up through April 31. Artist Carol Labashosky’s “Scrapboarding Beyond the Book” is kind of like scrapbooking on steroids. Carol describes in her artist statement “scrapboarding has no boundaries, but many layers.” If you are an avid scrapbooking fan you’ll enjoy and appreciate this exhibit. This artist doesn’t confine herself to the 10” x 10” paper boundary but has works that range from smaller 12” x 12” pieces to larger 3’ x 3’ pieces. Scrapboarding is a new term to…