One Day Arts & Culture Experience
Breakfast - BLUE DOG BAKERY & CAFE* – 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.
BUTCHERTOWN MARKET & CELLAR DOOR CHOCOLATES - A one-stop-shop for a little retail therapy. Cellar Door Chocolates is famous for its Bourbon truffles. At Bourbon Barrel Foods, you can pick up Bourbon barrel smoked spices, small batch soy sauce aged in Bourbon barrels and specialty bitters.
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.
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.
CRESSMAN ART CENTER ON MAIN - The Cressman Center is an expansion of the University of Louisville’s Art Department that provides exhibition space and an educational focus for the visual arts within the urban center of the city. The center is also home to the department’s glass program, which provides the public the chance to observe the daily operations of the glass studio.
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.
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.
FLAME RUN AT GLASSWORKS - Flame Run offers a one-of-a-kind interactive, artistic experience that brings you up-close to 2000-degree hot glass at the largest privately-owned glassblowing studio in the Midwest.
Dinner - MILKWOOD* - From Chef Edward Lee, this sleek downtown Southern kitchen brings Asian inspiration to its seasonally driven, imaginative fare served with creative cocktails and a concise wine menu.
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.
*Restaurants listed are recommended based on location in relation to the itinerary stops before and after meals and relation to theme of itinerary. For more dining ideas, search by cuisine or neighborhood. Click here.