Louisville Visual Art Association

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609 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 609 West Main Street, Louisville Directions
+15025848166
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Report | 4 years ago
The Groupon ruined The Bacon Ball... I had been the previous year and thought it was so fun I went back again this time with more friends but the event was over crowded and there wasn't enough food. The year before people were dressed all classy & this year it was a jeans and tennis shoes event... My boyfriend & I argued as soon as we arrived b/c he didn't want to stand in any of those long lines... Many vendors had already ran out of food before we got there... Horrible Experience & I blame it all on the Groupon. The venue was lovely!
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Report | 4 years ago
Really crowded, probably due to selling groupons..event was.not organized for the crowd they had. Staff were very friendly, but overwhelmed. They should have stopped selling tickets early on.
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Report | 4 years ago
Seemed really disorganized. Long lines and not enough food for the people who waited at the end. People started jumping in line because there wasn't a system. Poorly executed overall and that seemed to be the sentiment of most people we talked to.
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Report | 4 years ago
Crowd control is a major must with any festival. Last year at the water tower, while busy, was at least tolerable. This year it was complete chaos. I really hope that next year will be worth going back.
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Report | 4 years ago
A great time with good food and good drink. A little more organized on the food lines would have made this night perfect.
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Report | 4 years ago
The event was very unorganized. We were there nearly two hours before we got through the line to get food. It took awhile to even figure out which line to stand in for what. The food was good and the two drink tickets were nice, but they need to come up with a more efficient way to serve the guests.
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Report | 4 years ago
The event in theory is wonderful the location was terrific as well. However the execution of the event was lacking. Too few vendors, too many people, too few bars, too long of lines and no real direction. People were lining up for nothing or in the wrong line and. once they got into the front of the line it's disappeared. In essence way way way to many people with not enough of the wonderful vendors with no organization inside the tent. The food, once you could get some was terrific and the vendors were very understanding towards the frustration the people were having.
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Report | 4 years ago
Lines too long. Vendors ran out of food and was unaware until after being in line for over an hour. So this needs better organization. Positive note was that the food was delicious.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food lines were horrible and so were drink lines. You'd think after three years of being packed they would plan better. We've been all three years and it just wasnt worth it this year. Go to brew at the zoo and take some hints.
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Report | 5 years ago
Have more events!!!
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In 1909, a group of local art enthusiasts banded together to foster a community appreciation for art and further the practice of creating art. More than three decades later, they moved from their home at the old Water Tower, and now fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art Association remains dedicated to promoting local artists, artistic styles, and contemporary culture.

A team of instructors instills painting and sculpting skills in children of all ages with the Children's Fine Art Classes program, which lets kids hone their understanding of color and technique during nearly 40 classes and camps. They also teach adult art classes, and help economically and socially disadvantaged students exhibit their artwork through Open Doors. Six to eight annual exhibitions often showcase work from these programs, but may also display fabric and knit pieces from local artists, or house events such as custom plates, cups, and utensils fashioned by 16 national ceramics artists to recreate Salvador Dali’s themed dinner parties. Each year, staff also fill two galleries with up to 800 works from its children’s programs, and celebrate local restaurants and music at the annual Bacon Ball.

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