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One Day Arts & Culture Experience

Day One

Breakfast - J. GRAHAM'S CAFE* – Home to the original “Hot Brown,” J. Graham’s has delighted generations of Louisvillians with its elegant, light-filled atmosphere and casual dining. Kick off your day with a generous breakfast in a historic location.

GALLEY AT THE BROWN HOTEL – After breakfast, stroll across the lobby to the Gallery at the Brown hotel, showcasing the artwork of many established and emerging Kentucky artists.

CONRAD-CALDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM – Built in 1895, this Richardsonian Romanesque mansion and crown jewel of St. James Court, exemplifies the finest in Victorian-era wood, stone craftsmanship and featured the latest innovations of its day like interior plumbing and electric lights. Throughout the house are period time pieces, including many that are original to the home.

HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE WALKING TOURS - 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!

Lunch - SABOR LATINO* – Using the freshest ingredients and the most vibrant flavors, Sabor Latino serves Latin-inspired dishes that will leave lasting memories.

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.

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. Or explore downtown and look for artwork that is part of the ALLEY GALLERY installation that features local artists in unique locations like alley’s, parking garage doors, and more.

Dinner - PROOF ON MAIN*- Be surrounded by rotating contemporary artwork and artwork that ties to the exhibitions in the lobby of 21c Museum Hotel. Lauded at one of Esquire magazine’s “Best New Restaurants,” Proof on Main is a favorite for locals and visitors alike featuring a menu infused with local flavor.

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.


Looking for a ride downtown? All Lou Lift rides are free!