JO ANNE TRIPLETT on Holiday art and gift giving in Louisville

That time of year to give local art


“Poor Thanksgiving. It gets so little lovin’ because it’s a slippery slope of consumerism the minute Halloween candy is half price. That said, local visual and performing art groups want in on that Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus money too. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening during the holidays. Season’s greetings!” – Jo Anne (read the full article here: )

Highlights from the article – 

Holiday Open House at E&S Gallery on Dec. 7,

Martinis and Mistletoe at KMAC Museum on Dec. 6,

Dec. 7 Republic Bank First Friday Hop,

“Christmas on Historic South 4th” at CRAFT(s) Gallery and Mercantile on Dec. 7-30,

Winter Wonderland Ornament Show at Revelry Boutique Gallery on Dec. 7-Jan. 1,

Blow-Ho-Ho at Hyland Glass through Dec. 22,

Christmas with the Kory Caudill Quintet, featuring Chester Thompson at the Kentucky Center on Dec. 15,

The Flea Off Market 6th Annual Indoor Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 15-16,

Umpteenth Annual $20 Art Show at Copper and Kings on Dec. 8,

Safe Holiday Celebration at Flame Run ($5 donated from Blow-Your-Own-Ornament to YMCA Safe Place Services) on Dec. 8-9,

“The Brown-Forman  Nutcracker” at the Louisville Ballet on Dec. 8-23,

“RED and GREEN, An Electric Holiday Celebration” by the VOICES of Kentuckiana on Dec. 9,

“Holiday Magic” by the Louisville Master Chorale and the Louisville Youth Orchestra on Dec. 9,

“A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier” at the Frazier History Museum through Dec. 22,

“The Santaland Diaries” at Actors Theatre through Dec. 23,

Fifth Third Bank’s “A Christmas Carol” at Actors Theatre through Dec. 23,

Blow-Your-Own at Flame Run through Jan. 1,

Annual Holiday Pottery Sale by LOCALS on Nov. 23-24,

“Home for the Holidays” at the Louisville Orchestra on Nov. 24,

“Magic of Christmas Past”: Pipe Organ Concert and Silent Movie Presentation at Louisville Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 26 and 28,

“Handel’s Messiah” by the Louisville Orchestra on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1,

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” by the Kentucky Opera on Nov. 30,

28th Annual Winterfair! at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church on Nov. 30-Dec. 1,

“Greetings!” at Bunbury Theatre on Nov. 30-Dec. 16,

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian “Nutcracker” at Louisville Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 1,


CJ’s Christmas Art Party (open to the public with art for sale) on Dec. 1,

Holiday Victorian Tea at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on Dec. 1-2,

Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 1-2,

“Tidings of Comfort and Joy: Christmas Postcards and Their Surprising Contexts” at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on Dec. 6,

“Christmastide 1816” at Locust Grove on Dec. 8,

Candlelight Christmas Tour at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on Dec. 13 and 20,

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” at StageOne Family Theatre on Dec. 15-22,

Christmas Tea at Louisville Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 16,

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