Project Launches Day of the Dead Exhibits

This week the University of Louisville is celebrating the Day of the Dead, the Hispanic holiday that combines indigenous and Catholic traditions. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The university has partnered with cultural groups throughout the metropolitan area to create altars, as many Hispanics do on Nov. 1 to remember deceased loved ones. The altars… Continue reading Project Launches Day of the Dead Exhibits

An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs

Serious art collectors keep careful lists of their treasures and tend to them using meticulous instructions. In recent decades, cities are starting to do the same through public art plans. Now, Louisville is cataloguing its public art and trying to figure out how to maintain its collection. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. On a triangle of… Continue reading An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs

Public Art Gains Support for Revitalized Park Hill

The city’s long-term effort to revitalize West Louisville’s Park Hill corridor may include art. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. For years, abandoned industrial sites and vacant properties have featured prominently in the Park Hill neighborhood. It prompted the city to begin devising a masterplan last year to attract businesses. Initial discussions about the area’s many abandoned… Continue reading Public Art Gains Support for Revitalized Park Hill

Mayor Abramson Announces Effort to Create Public Art Plan

Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the city has hired a consultant to develop a master plan for public art. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Louisville has public art that ranges from men on horses to bike racks, but today Abramson announced that it is spending $50,000 to develop a master plan for public art in… Continue reading Mayor Abramson Announces Effort to Create Public Art Plan

Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan

Public Art is popping up around the country. There are more than 350 public art programs at the city, state and national levels. And today, Louisville announced it will establish a master plan of its own. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Why is public art important? “Art is about life. It’s about economic development. It’s… Continue reading Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan