West Louisville

Community Events

West on Wednesday: The Table

Support independent restaurants in West Louisville! This series of events provides an easy way for all Louisvillians to support West Louisville entrepreneurs and get acquainted with what the area has to offer. By supporting independent businesses in West Louisville neighborhoods, more money stays circulating in the community, and that helps keep all of Louisville weird! The Table, 1800 Portland Avenue Wednesday, October 23rd, Noon-2 PM The Table is a non-profit full-service restaurant that has served locally grown fresh food in the historic Portland neighborhood since 2005. The social enterprise has thrived by creating a welcoming atmosphere and offering a unique 'pay what you can afford' model. Join us for a great meal, networking and more in support of a great dining option in west Louisville! Choose an option for $15: Smoked pulled chicken, house salad, soup, dessert and drink Smoked pulled pork, house salad, soup, dessert and drink Chickpea salad sandwich, house salad, soup, dessert, and drink Register here: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3579175 This program is coordinated by the LIBA West committee, which includes representatives from LIBA, Louisville Forward, West Louisville Dream Team, OneWest and many others. If you would like to be a West On Wednesday Restaurant, email Johnetta@keeplouisvilleweird.com.
When: October 23, 2019 12:00PM
Where: The Table, 1800 Portland Ave., Louisville, KY 40203
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The Art of Creating a Legal Arts Based Business: Artrepreneurship Workshop Series

What does it take to start a legal arts-based business? And, in this age of social media and the Internet, how can you protect your art work? Answers to these questions and many more will be offered in Art Inc. Kentucky's Artrepreneur Series Workshop - The Art of Creating a Legal Arts-Based Business. The workshop will be facilitated by local attorney Dana Cosby, COO and General Counsel for Nimbus, Inc., a Louisville-based strategic marketing and communications agency. The workshop will present the A, B, C's of establishing a legally and financially sound arts-based business. Topics to be discussed include: Liability Protection, Intellectual Property Right Protection, Tax Considerations, Trade Names, Licenses and Permits, Website Terms and Conditions, Licensing Intellectual Property, Work for Hire, Employees and Independent Contractors and Avoiding Personal Liability. Registration for this event is offered through LIBA but the event is run by Art Inc. Register here: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3594085
When: October 26, 2019 10:00AM
Where: Chef Space, 1812 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
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Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) Hearing

Kristy Love's 2nd House's Conditional Use Permit request will be considered. This house, at 1833 Date St. is currently not premitted and is operating illegally. The other house at 1830 Date, which was also operating illegally had its premit request denied on October 7th! Those against the transition/recovery house and those in support will be allowed to speak at the hearing before the Board makes a decision. If you can not attend you may send a letter to the Case Manager listed. This Case # 19-CUP-0057 (location 1833 Date St) will NOT be heard before 4pm to allow residents to attend. District 4-Barbara Sexton-Smith Case Manager Beth jones, AICP, Planner II beth.jones@louisvilleky.gov
When: October 28, 2019 4:00PM
Where: 514 West Liberty Street (Old Jail Bldg)
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Marketing and the Art of Using Social Media To Promote Your Art: Artrepreneurship Workshop Series

This workshop provides an overview of marketing principles that artists can use as well as an in depth discussion of the major social media channels and how they work and how to best utilize them as artists. Registration for this event is offered through LIBA but the event is run by Art Inc. Register here: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3594100
When: November 2, 2019 10:00AM
Where: Chef Space 1812 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
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The Art of Pricing Your Art: Artrepreneurship Workshop Series

Demystifies the often-complex process of pricing art work. Price art too high, and artists may lose potential buyers. Price too low, and artists lose revenue and may not cover costs and pay themselves fair compensation. Registration for this event is offered through LIBA but the event is run by Art Inc. Register here: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3594107
When: November 9, 2019 10:00AM
Where: Chef Space, 1812 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
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November WLDT General Meeting

General members meeting
When: November 12, 2019 5:30PM
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The Art of Selling on Etsy: Artrepreneurship Workshop Series

As of December 2017, Etsy, an online marketplace that works as an intermediary between customers and artists, crafters of handmade items or collectors of vintage products, was among the top ten most popular retail websites in the United States. In 2017, Etsy had over 1.9 million active users and, as of Q2 2018, 175 million active buyers. The company's annual merchandise sales volume has been on a steady increase, rising from 170 thousand U.S. dollars in 2005 to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. In December 2016. a survey found that for 32 percent of Etsy sellers their creative business was their sole occupation. A further 32 percent of Etsy sellers had full-time employment elsewhere. How can a maker leverage the power of Etsy to help them reach their financial goals? Come hear how Jenni Waldrop used an Etsy shop to free herself from her corporate job. As a 6-figure seller of sarcastic home decor, she now teaches other women how to turn their crafts into full-time income on her blog, Fuzzy and Birch. Registration for this event is offered through LIBA but the event is run by Art Inc. Register at: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3594108
When: November 16, 2019 10:00AM
Where: Chef Space, 1812 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
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The Art of Approaching A Gallery & How I Became A Full Time Artist: Artrepreneurship Workshop Series

Louisville artist Sabra Crockett will share her journey in becoming a self-sufficient creative entrepreneur. How do I become a full time artist? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get asked here at Art Inc. Kentucky. Facilitated by Louisville artist Sabra Crockett, owner of Sabralynne Decorative Painting, "How I Became a Full Time Artist" will offer insight into that question. In this workshop, Sabra will recount her journey of becoming a full-time artist and share the steps that she took in the early years of her business that have led her to where she is now. Also, on that same day, we will discuss gallery representation. It is the ultimate goal for many artists. It can signal that your work has been recognized and accepted by credible professionals in the industry. It can also be a good way to gain more exposure for your work, reach more potential buyers who are looking to acquire art work and to have your work well represented in a number of different venues at the same time, as opposed to you having to represent and market your work all by yourself. But what do you need to know when it comes to working with art galleries? Where do you begin? And how do you know if an art gallery is THE right art gallery for you and your work? The workshop will provide insight into the process of researching, approaching and successfully working with art galleries. Topics to be discussed include: How to initially approach a gallery; Determining if the gallery is a good fit for your work and vice versa; Consignment vs selling outright to the gallery; Typical commissions; Determining your art work's price; Inventory tracking; Marketing expectations and What you should and should not do when you are being represented by a gallery. Registration for this event is offered through LIBA but the event is run by Art Inc. Register at: https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3594113
When: November 23, 2019 10:00AM
Where: Chef Space, 1812 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
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