Hite Art Show

The third annual Open Studio Weekend in Louisville will give patrons an inside look into the creative process of more than 100 local artists.

Open Studio Weekend, sponsored by the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute and Louisville Visual Art (LVA), brings the public into artists’ studios around Louisville and Southern Indiana for a more personalized creative experience. Event organizers expect up to 20,000 visits to more than 85 studios across the area in a fundraising effort to help young artists.

The celebration begins with a launch party and exhibition opening from 5-8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 6, at UofL’s Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St.

One piece of each artist’s work will be on display during the Open Studio Weekend Exhibition at the Cressman Center and LVA’s Public Gallery Nov. 6-15. Guests can view the pieces, which include a wide range of media, to help plan their individual studio tours. The launch party and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

The main event – the Open Studio Weekend tour – will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14, and noon-5 p.m. Sun., Nov.15. Guests can purchase a $20 wristband to visit as many studios as they choose during the weekend. Wristbands can be purchased in person at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, several other area locations or online.

The Cressman will also host a dinner party, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 15 which will feature students working in the glass studio, performance art and a presentation of the International Honor Quilt. Email Renee Murphy at renee.murphy@louisville.edu or call 502-852-6794 for more information.

All proceeds from the weekend tour benefit the Mary Spencer Nay scholarship at UofL and Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) through the LVA.


For more information, contact Renee Murphy with the Hite Art Institute at 502-852-6794.

Niki King
Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.