In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Since his boyhood days in the darkroom, Video Kitchen's president, Carlile Crutcher, has had a passion for photography. This passion evolved into home movies during his tenure in high school, college, and the United States Navy, and eventually culminated in the creation of Video Kitchen in 1992. In two locations, including the brand new store in East Louisville, an artistically and technically skilled staff oversees the preservation of memories with data transfers for all sorts of media and formats. The staff specializes in tape-to-DVD transfers, including familiar formats such as VHS tapes, Hi8 and Digital8 8mm tapes, and MiniDV, as well as specialty formats such as 8mm and 16mm movie film.
Imbued with the gift of cinematic artistry, Video Kitchen's staff also produces video for occasions such as business meetings, recitals, and sporting events. Skillful sound engineers capture all the audio, and editors can splice different scenes together or superimpose a slam-dunking dog into every frame.
Flicko's video- and photo-conversion services protect recorded memories by transferring material from outdated formats onto DVDs and CDs with improved resolution. In addition to once-widespread VHS media, Flicko's can convert VHS-C, and MiniDV while consolidating material from multiple tapes onto the same disk. Custom labels help organize films and photos chronologically or in the order they should be shown to potential romantic partners. Flicko's media services also include video editing, which helps customers complete projects, and CD/DVD duplication to distribute said projects all over the neighborhood.
For 40 years, Papers Unique & Gifts! has occupied the same location, enjoying continued success by supplying customers with the invitations and items that ensure memorable parties, weddings, and special events. In-store printing services simplify custom-invitation creation, which requires no minimums, no typesetting fees, and no need to hunt squids for their ink. After crafting invitations for fancy events, such as a Kentucky Derby viewing or a chandelier smashing, party-throwers can stock up on monogrammed wineglasses, napkins, and party paraphernalia.
The monthly issues of Louisville Magazine help residents of the Derby City plan their next night on the town, explore different neighborhoods, and pick up tips for personal style and home decor. Articles offer valuable insights about the readers' hometown, from profiles on Louisville architecture and culture to a monthly calendar of events. Full-color photos bring stories about local people to life, and extensive coverage of the restaurant scene helps readers discover previously unknown variations on brunch.