ReSurfaced will take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 25
LOUISVILLE (Aug. 19, 2014) — A vacant block of West Main Street downtown will be turned into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and craft beer, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
The project, called ReSurfaced, will take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 25 and involve local arts groups and architects, food trucks and local craft beer brewers, transforming 615 W. Main St. into a pop-up plaza and beer garden.
“This will be a unique and highly engaging project that we believe will draw people from all over the city and the region to experience Louisville from an entirely different perspective,” Fischer said.
The vacant lot, previously proposed for development as the Museum Plaza project, was chosen for this initiative for good reason.
“ReSurfaced is part of a broader effort to encourage people to see the potential in our city’s many vacant spaces, surface parking lots and neglected and abandoned buildings,” Fischer said. “We want people to think about what’s possible with some elbow grease and creativity.”
Volunteers will be needed to help transform the space and manage the event, Fischer said. People wanting to help can attend work sessions every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. starting Aug. 23 and running until the space opens Sept. 19.
Artists or performance groups wanting to participate should contact organizers via the ReSurfaced Facebook page.