Yelp’s Art in Action — back for a second year! — celebrated the creativity of Louisville and beyond by showcasing more than 50 creative businesses, non-profits and groups at The Gillespie, a gorgeous art deco space in downtown Louisville. Part foodie-event and part-performance with other bits of Louisville creativity mixed in, highlights included more than 30 food and drink sponsors, hair shows by Focus Salon, the Gallery K Live Art Area, lounge featuring pieces from the Louisville Area Furniture Society, performances by the Kentucky Opera and Swing ’39 and performer Leah Halston of Play Louisville transforming into her drag persona as part of the event — interacting with guests throughout — and presenting the closing performance. And through the event, the more than 500 Louisville Yelpers in attendance raised roughly $2,500 for our main non-profit sponsor, the Fair Event Vendors Alliance, which connects the LGBT community with Louisville-area wedding and event professionals, who welcome them as clients and believe in their equality and fair treatment. Check out the reviews, pics by Maggie Huber and Lindsay Rasche, pics by Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and video by Aaron Mikel/Prime Media Co.!
Big thanks to our sponsors!
The Gillespie • The Fair Event Vendors Alliance • HAY DJ • Sounds Unlimited Productions • Yancey Entertainment Service, Inc. • Swing ’39 • Kentucky Opera • Focus Salon • Play Louisville • The Alley Theater • The Mayan Cafe • Joy Luck • Manny & Merle • Mark’s Feed Store • Art Eatables • Sweets by Millie • Bluegrass Brewing Company • Spudz Chips • The Arctic Scoop • 240sweet • SnoWhat New Orleans Style Snowballs • The Edible Creations • MozzaPi • Fond of Louisville • RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge • McQuixote Books & Coffee • Cheerwine • Banyan Tree Chai • Juice Bar (and here) • Lydia House • Butchertown Soda from Copper And Kings • Gallery K & Coffeehouse • Heine Brothers’ Coffee • The Beer Syrup Company • Maker’s Mark • Rivulet Liqueur • Buffalo Trace Bourbon • Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery • Bulleit • Limestone Branch Distillery • Old 502 Winery • Lucky Moonshine from Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. • Ballotin Whiskey • Magnolia Photo Booth Co. • Louisville Independent Business Alliance • University of Louisville • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft • Hound Dog Press • Team Friendly • 502 Events • Wood & Twine • Louisville Area Furniture Society • The Louisville Orchestra • Louisville Ballet • Taxi 7 of Louisville