Sneak Peek: Grand Opening on Oct 10
Our Grand Opening is just a few days away! Prints are a great way to collect original artwork, and artists from around the country have donated their prints to our Silent Auction and Print Raffle. Part open house, part fundraiser, all proceeds will benefit our exhibition & visiting artist programs. We started Calliope Arts to help the Louisville Metro area become a center for innovation in printmaking. With your support, we'll be better able to bring in artists from the region and nationwide to make, show, and share their work.
Here are some more details on the event.
Saturday, Oct 10 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm 324 E College Street Louisville, KY 40203 Come on over for: Delicious refreshments Music by Square-wave Print demonstrations Carnival-style games Original prints, hand-printed items and print-your-own T-shirts for sale Silent auction Print raffle Special Event: 1:00 pm - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Miranda Lash, the Speed Art Museum's Curator of Contemporary Art How to Find Us: Calliope Arts is located two blocks south of Broadway between Preston and Floyd streets. Call 502-963-5083 if you have any questions. We hope to see you there! Please note: Because this is a fine art printing facility, we ask that those 12 and under come supervised with an adult. Street parking is available on College and Preston streets.
Silent Auction (11am-6:30pm)
Here's a selection of some of the prints featured in our Silent Auction. It will be divided into groups at intervals throughout the day. Many thanks to the artists who donated prints for this - we appreciate your show of support, and can't wait to share these prints with Louisville area art enthusiasts!
Take a chance to win a print of your choice! Raffle tickets are $5 each, and we'll announce winners throughout the day. If you're a winner, you'll get to pick your favorite, and have an original artwork by an awesome printmaker. Here are some of the prints featured in the Raffle.
Music from the Print Studio by Square-wave
Local musician duo Square-wave will delight us with original songs with sampled sounds from the printmaking studio. If you've ever wondered what screen printing sounds like when set to a beat, here's your chance to find out. It's pretty spectacular, and fun to listen to - regardless of your level of printing expertise.
Our games, including balloon darts, magnetic fishing, and spinning wheel, are the product of collaboration between many local artists. Test your skill for hand-printed greeting cards, patches, and more Calliope swag! Here's a photo of Rudy and his dad adding the finishing touches.