Louisville Visual Art Association

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Annual access to local exhibitions, workshops & members-only events & day of bacon tastings, beer & live music with art activities

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Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it’s the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$17 for a nonmember’s admission to the Bacon Ball on Friday, April 27 (a $35 value)
$32 for a membership package (a $65 total value)

  • Individual membership (a $40 value)
  • Member’s admission to the Bacon Ball on Friday, April 27 (a $25 value)<p>

$20 for an individual membership (a $40 value)

At the day-long Bacon Ball, attendees peruse a tent for bacon samples prepared by local eateries such as Hammerheads, Feast BBQ, and The Blind Pig, which they can pair with sips from Maker’s Mark and Bluegrass Brewing Company. Two live music acts weave toe-tapping harmonies on an outdoor patio, and a silent auction has guests engage in pantomimed duels for desired items. Guests of all ages can attend art activities, such as a painting workshop held by Uptown Art, while they await the outcome of the Bacon King Competition.

Annual membership includes unlimited admission to all exhibitions; invitations to members-only events; discounts on ticketed events, classes, and monthly lectures; a subscription to the monthly members-only newsletter; and 10% off all art purchased through the association. Artist members, in addition, get invitations to artist-tailored events and workshops, chances to show work in members-only exhibits and publications, and an artist profile on the website.

Louisville Visual Art Association

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 to their new home in Portland, and will fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art 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.

Customer Reviews

A great time with good food and good drink. A little more organized on the food lines would have made this night perfect.
Joe B. · May 19, 2013
The set-up was much improved this year due to the added tent space and more drink tables. We also loved the dessert division. The only thing we missed was the pig artwork.
Julie A. · May 5, 2012
Keep up the good work!
Maleva C. · May 5, 2012
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    East Louisville

    3005 River Rd.

    Louisville, Kentucky 40207

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