Yelp’s Art in Action 2017 — Yelp Louisville’s annual celebration of the creativity of the Derby City and beyond — was the largest yet, filling The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with 900 people.
This fourth annual, signature event featured innovative eats, exquisite drinks, artistic exhibitions and captivating performances from more than 60 of Louisville and the region’s most creative businesses, nonprofits and groups. It transformed Yelp’s purpose of connecting people with great local businesses into an action-packed evening.
Highlights included performances by Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams and friends, Kentucky Opera, CirqueLouis, Acting Against Cancer, Louisville band Beware The Images, spoken word artist Brandon “B. Shatter” Harrison, members of Pati Kele Drum Ensemble and dancers Rebekah Degnan and Hannah Frick, Governor’s School for the Arts alums. The event also included live art, interactive experiences, virtual reality demonstrations and one-night-only food and drinks.
And through the event, we raised roughly $5,000 for our main non-profit sponsor, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, which leads and enriches the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming, cultural events and community outreach.
The Kentucky Center’s nationally recognized Education and Community Arts programs include Arts in Healing, ArtsReach, School Programs and the Governor’s School for the Arts. The Center served more than 25,000 patrons in 2015-2016 alone through its Education and Community Arts mission. More than 10,000 youths benefited from hands-on arts instruction, performance opportunities and ticket subsidies. Its various outreach programs reached 113 counties across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Big thanks to our sponsors!
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts • Acting Against Cancer • CirqueLouis • Louisville Orchestra‘s Teddy Abrams and Friends • Kentucky Opera • Beware the Images • Brandon “B. Shatter” Harrison, spoken word artist • Members of Pati Kele Drum Ensemble • Dancers Rebekah Degnan and Hannah Frick, Governor’s School for the Arts alums • The Kentucky Center’s SCENE at the Center • Mayan Street Food • The Joy Luck • Mark’s Feed Store • Spudz Chips • Art Eatables • Wick’s Pizza • SnoWhat Snoballs • City Barbeque • Eli’s BBQ • Buck’s Restaurant • Green District Salads • The Comfy Cow • Kentucky Beef Council • Tandoori Fusion • Juleps Catering • Flour de Lis Bakery • Amore di Mona couverture chocolat speciale • Half-Peach Bakery & Cafe • The Bakery at Sullivan University • Cooking @ Millie’s • McQuixote Books & Coffee • Heine Brothers’ Coffee • Aspire Juice Bar + Cafe • Butchertown Soda • Maker’s Mark • Rivulet Liqueur • Coopers’ Craft • Old 502 Winery • Ballotin Whiskey • The Weekly Juicery • Louisville pure tap® • New Riff Distilling • Copper & Kings • Kentucky Ale • Four Roses Bourbon • Jefferson’s Bourbon • Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda • Braxton Brewing Co. • Horseshoe Bend Winery • Gravely Brewing • University of Louisville • KMAC Museum • eyedia, design it again • Louisville Ballet • MADS Gallery • Maker Mobile • Silica Ceramic Studio • Drybar • Amazing Robot & Sons • Louisville Visitors Center • VOICES of Kentuckiana • Louisville Magazine • Bella Of Louisville • Fund for the Arts’ NeXt Ambassadors • Kenzi Cox Paintings • Paper Crane Cinema Co. • Paige Battcher, host of Foundations on Louisville’s Forward Radio 106.5 FM