LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Architecture, interior design and engineering firm Luckett & Farley is creating art installations at its headquarters south of Broadway to raise money and awareness for the Fund for the Arts.
The firm’s employee owners are using an unlikely medium — Post-it Notes — to form four temporary art installations. The murals are morphing and changing as employees contribute to the design process.
The project at Luckett & Farley kicked off after a Fund for the Arts Lunch and Learn at the firm on June 6 and continues through June 13. It coincides with the Fund for the Arts’ annual fundraising campaign and grant cycle. The campaign helps drive “Imagine Greater Louisville 2020,” the community’s plan for transforming the Greater Louisville region through the creative power of arts and culture.
“The arts and this community are important to Luckett & Farley, our employees and our creative mission as a firm,” said Aric Andrew, president and CEO of Luckett & Farley. “Louisville has a great, world-class arts scene. Like the Fund for the Arts, we recognize having the arts in our community increases quality of life, attracts people to our city and helps drive economic development.”
The firm’s recently renovated headquarters at 737 S. Third St. is art in itself. The firm bought a long-vacant former auto dealership next door and combined it with its existing building, creating a 50,000-square-foot space that blends a modern work environment with the design accents of the old dealership, including a former car elevator that now serves as a bridge between the two, and retaining the dealership’s open footprint, natural materials and skylights.
Prior to the purchase by Luckett & Farley, the dealership had sat unused for more than a dozen years.
“The projects we design and build are part of the community and can help define, change and strengthen it,” Andrew said. “As Louisville’s largest and oldest firm, investing in our community is a top priority, and that includes the arts.”