- September 9, 2017
- 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville, KY, 40212
- (502) 214-7322
Announcing the 2017 Portland Art & Heritage Fair
The 4th Annual Portland Art & Heritage Fair (PAHF) is happening Saturday, September 9th, from 11am – 5pm. Activities and fun will span our richly historic Portland Avenue corridor, from the East Portland Warehouse District (15th & Lytle St) to further west at the Portland Stroll District (25th & Montgomery St), and most everything in between.
Devoted longtime residents are forging productive relationships with the incoming wave of artists, entrepreneurs and developers in returning the neighborhood to its glory days as a culturally vibrant gateway to Louisville. We celebrate our Portland neighborhood with our 2017 PAHF event featuring art, food, music and exhibits for the whole family! Stargazers young and old can visit UofL’s mobile planetarium at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Architecture connoisseurs can indulge themselves at the US Marine Hospital, Portland’s antebellum centerpiece. History buffs will enjoy the Portland Anchor “Louisville’s Oldest Neighborhood Newspaper” retrospective, not to mention our Portland Museum. Global culture can be absorbed at the historic Dolfinger Building, where the international nonprofits downstairs and the world-renown artist tenants upstairs are teaming up to host a big open house party. Be on the lookout for Squallis Puppeteers popping up around the area, as well as many, many more events, attractions and surprises!
The Dolfinger will be home to many activities hosted by the diverse group of tenants in the building.
Starting at 11, there’s a meditation room session by Interfaith Paths to Peace. After calming your inner self, get ready to celebrate with Squallis Puppeteers, World Affairs Council, Sister Cities, the Crane House dancers, a bourbon tasting, scavenger hunts and open studios with the world renown artist tenants upstairs (including Anchal Project, an award-winning quilt & accessories designer/manufacturer that “empowers women through design”). Witness the unveiling of the building’s new Kentucky Historical Marker out front and its new huge parking lot sundial out back.
The route will include ample off-street parking as well as bike tours, walking tours, Love City’s “Love Bus” trolley and horse buggy rides courtesy of Louisville Horse Trams. Admission is free and 15th & Lytle is less than a mile from downtown, so get over here and celebrate with us! As always, we invite you to “come for the history, stay for the future”.