LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 28, 2012) — The next First Friday Trolley Hop will be held in downtown Louisville on Friday, April 6, from 5-11 p.m. The trolleys will take participants to various art galleries, restaurants, and shops along the Main and Market Street corridors. FREE parking is available on the street after 6:00pm, or at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th St. Live! garage after 6 p.m. For additional information or to view a map of the trolley route and parking options, visit www.ldmd.org or email [email protected].
Some of the special events scheduled for the First Friday Trolley Hop on April 6 are listed below, and to see the full list of Trolley Hop members visit www.firstfridaytrolleyhop.com.
- Zephyr Gallery, located at 610 East Market Street, will showcase paintings by Deborah Thomas and Sharon Weis with a reception from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
- 21c Museum Hotel, located at 700 West Main Street, will showcase a new exhibitionAlter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea led by Louisville-based artist Gaela Erwin. Like Goicolea, Erwin’s work often centers around self-portraiture.
- The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located at 715 W. Main Street, invites the public to come see the current Artist in Resident – Sheena Rose from Barbados – working on her latest body of work, which is inspired by the people and places in Kentucky! This is also the last trolley hop to see Into the Mix, an exhibition that addresses the complexities of cultural stereotypes, featuring works from 10 Caribbean artists. Cash bar will be available.
- Kentucky Center for the Arts, located at 501 W. Main Street, will host a performance by the BLUE MAN GROUP, best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. For tickets, call the box office at 1.800.775.7777.
- The Gallery at Whiskey Row Lofts, located at 131 W. Main Street, will host a reception for EXPLORATIONS – Laurie Fader from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and an artist talk by Henry Horenstein from 5:00pm-6:00pm.
- Tim Faulkner Gallery, 632 East Market Street, will feature a new exhibit by Louisville professor Barry Motes, head of JCC’s art department, showcasing his virus paintings, and a new exhibit by Linda Akers, local outsider artist, presenting her show Head Travels.
- Hudson Home, 806 East Market Street, will debut Embellishments, a collection of original collages.
- Cressman Center for Visual Arts, located at 100 East Main Street, will host the opening reception for M.A. Thesis Exhibitions by Lexi Bass and Tenille Novinger, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and the evening will include a special performance by the University Improvisation & Experimental Music Ensemble.
The First Friday Trolley Hop was established in 2001 and has been going strong for more than ten years. The Hop is held on the first Friday of each month, rain or shine, and the trolleys are free and run until 11:00pm (most galleries close at 9:00pm). For more information, visit www.ldmd.org or call (502) 583-1671.