One Day Arts & Culture Experience
Breakfast - CON HUEVOS* – Begin your day at the only “Mexican brunch oriented” restaurant in our region. Featuring fresh, made from scratch food, Con Huevos is a great place to start your day.
AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND – For over 155 years, the American Printing House for the Blind has been the world’s largest non-profit company that makes products for people how are blind and visually impaired. Take a tour of the factory and the museum where there are plenty of hands-on experiences as you learn about Louis Braille, Helen Keller, changes in technology and see one of pianos used by music legend, Stevie Wonder.
KAVIAR FORGE & GALLERY – Representing over 100 artists, Kaviar Forge & Gallery is filled with various fine arts, crafts, jewelry, furniture, blacksmithing and sculptures that celebrates local arts and crafts.
MELLWOOD ART & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER/MELLWOOD ANTIQUES – Originally the Fischer Meat Packing Company, the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center has been renovated into a spacious location for over 200 artist studios, specialty stores, galleries, rehearsal spaces for theatres, and an antique mall with over 100 dealers.
STONEWARE ART FACTORY - Louisville Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815. During your tour, you’ll follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece, and along the way you’ll be able to touch the pieces in their various states.
Lunch - THE CAFÉ* – Serving a unique menu of hearty breakfasts, the Café offers ample portions of fresh, home-cooked foods with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic setting.
MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER – Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn the story behind Ali’s incredible life and the core principles that fueled his journey become the “Greatest of All Time.” You can even step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, see a replica of the infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and get an up-close look at the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
KMAC - Located along Louisville’s Museum Row, KMAC (Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft) is a non-profit art museum dedicated to promoting art and craft excellence in Kentucky.
HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE WALKING TOUR - Historic Old Louisville features the largest contiguous collection of Victorian mansions in the United States. This 60-minute guided tour will take you through the history of Old Louisville from the 1870s to present, talk about the architecture of the homes, and more!
SPEED ART MUSEUM – Explore the Speed’s collections, spanning more than 6,000 years of human creativity, culture, and experiences that inspire curiosity, build visual literacy and teach about the world around us. After a recent expansion project, the Speed Museum has something for everyone—modern art, classical pieces, regional history, and hands-on learning for the younger crowd in the Art Sparks area.
Dinner - BUCK’S* - Located in Historic Old Louisville, Buck’s is known for its white flowers, mix-matched china, and continental cuisine with nightly piano entertainment.
After Dinner Entertainment – ACTOR’S THEATRE – Founded in 1964, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville has emerged as one of America’s most consistently innovative professional theatre companies. With almost 400 performances a year, programming ranges from classics and contemporary works to holiday plays to free productions to the premier new play festival in the nation—the Humana Festival of New American Plays. While waiting for your performance to begin, be sure to stroll through the ACTOR'S THEATRE GALLERY, located in the lobby, which showcases works by distinguished local and regional artists, featuring media and themes.