The Summit will host its premier annual juried art show on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 4th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at The Summit will showcase the work of 150 of the finest artists in the country, including top local talent from Louisville. The event is designed for people of all ages, including families, art enthusiasts and serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. Each day of the festival will feature interactive activities for children on The Terrace, including professional storytelling and arts and crafts. The festival is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, visit The Summit’s website at: www.thesummitonline.com/louisville.
The schedule of family entertainment and children’s activities is as follows:
Native American storytelling with the Blue Apple Players: 11 a.m. to noon
Arts and crafts for children: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fairytale storytelling with the Blue Apple Players: 2 – 3 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
“The Louisville Festival of the Arts has become one of The Summit’s signature events,” says Becky Norton, general manager of The Summit. “Our Festival allows you to explore the work of many different artists in one setting and also provides great family friendly entertainment on The Terrace throughout the weekend.”
Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry are among the original works of art that will transform The Summit into a first-class outdoor art gallery. Prices are set to suit all budgets and range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The Artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. Michala Riggle, a local child and founder of Beading to Beat Autism, will also be on hand during the festival to sell bracelets which benefit autism research efforts.