1619 Flux holds events often, CLICK HERE to check out our calendar for upcoming events!

Monday, June 10th

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES WITH INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Please join us at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism for a special event with The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana! Area students may engage in breakout round-table discussions with journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss current events, journalism and media, politics, global affairs, and other topics of interest. Journalists may also share their work and experiences with students.

The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists Project is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Countries represented include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela

MONDAY, JUNE 10TH

6:00PM - 7:30PM

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!

Friday, June 7th

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville.

1619 Flux: Art + Activism is participating in the June 7th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Perspectives of Home"!

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Food and Drinks will be served

Saturday, June 1st

Opening Reception Of New Exhibition "Perspectives Of Home: An Exhibition Of Social Practice"

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Please join us at 1619 Flux for the opening reception of our new exhibition, "Perspectives Of Home: An Exhibition Of Social Practice". This exhibition aims to employ artistic mindsets and practices as a framework to critically examine experiences and perspectives on issues related to the concept of “Home”.

 

Stop by during the reception for food, drinks, music, fun and incredible art!

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Music By "Rhythm Science Sound"

 

Food + Drinks Will Be Served

Wednesday, May 15TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What about the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund?"

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 for the next event in our Provocative Perspectives Series, in partnership with Community Foundation of Louisville. Our guest Provocateur will discuss her perspectives on the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund!

GUEST PROVOCATEUR

 

Christie J. McCravy

Executive Director,

Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH

5:30PM - 7:30PM

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday, May 16TH

A FLUX THURSDAY NIGHT HAPPENING:

"Looking For Leroy" A Play By Larry Muhammad, Directed by Isaac Conn

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

We invite you to join us at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism on Thursday, May 16th for a play by Larry Muhammad, Directed by Isaac Conn titled "Looking For Leroy"!

What is black theatre? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the black dramatist, their creation and the black community at large? LOOKING FOR LEROY explores these questions through the career of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, arguably the most important black playwright of the 20th century and one who intended his art have social impact. A poet, novelist, essayist and music critic probably best known for his plays, Baraka’s intellectual development from Beatnik to black nationalist to Marxist was reflected in his art.

Produced in New York February 28 – March 31, and brought to Louisville by Elevator Arts Resource in association with 1619 Flux, LOOKING FOR LEROY involves Taj, a young theatre intern struggling to comprehend the artistic metamorphoses of his hero, a great playwright at the pinnacle of his powers. While the acolyte assists with play development, his casual observations infuriate his mentor and the two heatedly debate theatre fundamentals, examine the fungible nature of aesthetics, question whether artistic expression is ever non-ideological and weigh the added responsibility of artists of color.

THURSDAY, MAY 16TH
6:30PM - 9:00PM

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, May 3rd

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville.

1619 Flux is participating in the May 3rd First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 8pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Montage Lives"!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

Wednesday, April 17TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES What About Louisville's Housing Needs Assessment?

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 1619 Flux Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 as we continue our "Provocative Perspectives" series in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Louisville’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) have published a draft Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) that provides the city’s first in-depth analysis of housing stock across Louisville Metro. Our guest Provocateurs will present on the Housing Needs Assessment. To read the Housing Needs assessment, CLICK HERE, and join us during Provocative Perspectives to take part in  the discussion!

 

CHANELLE HELM

Activist, Community Organizer: Black Lives Matter

JOSHUA POE
Urban Planner and Community Organizer at Acknowledge, Recognize, Connect (ARC)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH

5:30PM - 7:30PM

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, April 5th

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP + WILLIAM M. DUFFY ARTIST TALK

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

William Duffy Artist Talk: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville.

1619 Flux is participating in the April 5th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour, check out our new exhibition "Montage Lives", and stick around from 6:30pm to 8pm for an artist talk from Montage artist William Duffy! Mr. Duffy is one of the originators of this legendary artist collective, and is one of the many incredible artists featured in our new exhibition "Montage Lives! Our Artistic Past Informs The Future". He will be sharing insights into his creation process and delight us with stories from his time in the historic Montage collective.  Don't miss this event!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

Saturday, April 6th

Digital Inclusion Design Jam

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

As modern life moves online, the gap between the digital haves and have-nots continues to widen. This divide mirrors racial, socioeconomic, and geographic inequities in our community and our nation.

It’s time to remove barriers to success for our citizens. We all need digital access, skills, and hardware to obtain jobs, earn degrees, and make Louisville Metro better every day.

IxDA Louisville is excited to partner with Louisville Metro Government's Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to re-imagine how people get access to  low-cost internet. The IxDA is leading research that will culminate in a Design Jam during the mayor’s Give-A-Day week in April of 2019.

Similar to a Hackathon, a design jam brings together a diverse group of people to brainstorm, collaborate, and pitch ideas for solutions to problems. We’ll be presenting the results of the research to get you inspired, then helping folks form teams that will then spend the day coming up with ways to solve the problems digital inclusion faces in Louisville. Come as a team, or come alone, and we’ll help you find a team. No design experience required!

 

Click Here to learn more and sign up to participate

Saturday, March 23rd

ARTIST MIXER EVENT

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

1619 Flux: Art + Activism will be hosting an artist mix and mingle cocktail party open to all creatives: visual artists, performance artists, professional and amateur artists, recent art graduates, creative entrepreneurs, and community activists & organizers. Our intention is to further foster a growing network of artist support and collaboration amongst Louisville’s art community. We are hoping to hear from creatives on the types of support needed to further establish their practice, grow professionally, and promote themselves and their craft.

Wednesday, March 20TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES  "What about a Louisville Tenants Union?"

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 1619 Flux Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 as we continue our "Provocative Perspectives" series in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Our guest Provocateur will discuss his perspectives on starting a Tenants Union in Louisville. The conversation will include questioning the benefits, issues, possible objections and how to get started.

Guest Provocateur:

Joshua Poe

Urban Planner and Community Organizer at Acknowledge, Recognize, Connect (ARC)

Saturday, March 9th

"Network is Networth" with Artist Victor Sweatt
Time:
12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Attention up and coming artisans! Artist Victor Sweatt will host "Network is Networth" at 1619 Flux. Victor will discuss bridging the gap between business and content. Please join us as this incredible artist shares his experiences and knowledge with rising artists! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, March 1st

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville.

1619 Flux is participating in the March 1st First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 8pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Montage Lives: Our Artistic Past Informs The Future"!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

Saturday, February 16TH

Photo by Eddie Davis - Photo West Photography

Opening Reception Of New Exhibition "Montage Lives! Our Artistic Past Informs The Future"

Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

 

In the 1970's sculptors Ed Hamilton, William M. Duffy and artist Gloucester Caliman Coxe grouped with fellow African-American artists to form "Montage", an artists' collective that worked with young artists in an effort to show them how to improve and exhibit their work. "Montage Lives! Our Artistic Past Informs The Future" is our latest exhibition, featuring works of art from members of this incredible collective.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Food + Drinks Will Be Served

Music By Ron Jones Quartet

Wednesday, February 13th

NEW DIRECTIONS HOUSING CORPORATION
Inspirations & Aspirations Community Art Unveiling

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

 

Join us Wednesday, February 13th at 1:30pm for New Directions Housing Corporation's public unveiling of artist Bryan K Holden's "Inspirations and Aspirations"! This incredible installation is part of the Fran Huettig Public Art Series in conjunction with 1619 Flux, Fund for the Arts, New Directions Housing and Louisville Metro Government.


Special guest appearance by Mayor Greg Fischer, Council woman Barbara Sexton-Smith, and Mr. Manfred Reid.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

CLICK HERE to learn more and RSVP to New Directions Event!

Wednesday, February 6th

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - "What Is Crowd Investing?"
Strategies, Successes, and Opportunities with Small Dollar Investment

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

With 2019 underway, Flux is excited to continue its focus on empowering positive transformation in Louisville's most underserved neighborhoods. Realizing that money is a major barrier to sustainable development, our first Connecting Conversations event of the year will focus on investment.

 

What is Crowd Investing?
Strategies, Successes, and Opportunities with Small Dollar Investment

 

Bill Huston, Crowd Funding Expert and Principal of Bill Huston Consulting, will join us to discuss the growing trend of "group buying". He will share about his work across the country, and introduce the "Buy the Block" platform as a tool to support grassroots investment in our community. 

 

If you are interested in seeing positive business and real estate development in your neighborhood but don't have a lot of money, you do not want to miss this event!

Tuesday, January 22nd

New Direction Housing - Neighborhood Roundtable
Location: Chestnut Street Family YMCA Gymnasium - 930 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40203

Time: 5:30pm

 

On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, 1619 Flux will be joining up with the New Directions Housing Corporation to host their next Neighborhood Roundtable. This event will convene at the Chestnut Street Family YMCA gymnasium where they will discuss the challenge of vacant and abandoned properties in our community.

The formal agenda begins at 5:30 pm with a presentation from Louisville Metro Government's Vacant & Public Property Administration (VAPP) on new programs recently introduced that help combat the vacant and abandoned properties problem. Food will not be provided at this Neighborhood Roundtable event.

Breakout sessions will be facilitated by nonprofit leaders and
1619 Flux Art + Activism to allow small group discussions to begin to explore community-driven solutions to this issue.

Click Here To Learn More And RSVP

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Poverty?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Join us at 1619 Flux Wednesday, January 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 for the next "Provocative Perspectives" event in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Our guest Provocateur will discuss his perspectives on some of the challenges individuals face when trying to escape poverty.

Guest Provocateur:

Demetrius Gray

Co-Founder, CEO at WeatherCheck

Saturday, January 5th 2019

We Too Are Louisville - Collaborative Art Creation Workshop
With Ramona Lindsey

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

While living in Chicago, IL, Ramona Dallum Lindsey created a 2012 mixed-media textile work highlighting Chicago youth forgotten and minimized by the larger society.  The work’s title proclaimed, We Too Are Chicago. Six years after returning to her hometown, Ramona is exhibiting this work and two others to bring light to those our community continues to overlook in Louisville, Kentucky, because We Too Are Louisville!  

 

Artists have the power to amplify voices of the unheard.  In 2012, Ramona partnered with animators, musicians, and actors to create a film short amplifying the voice of overlooked youth in Chicago. Today, we invite local musicians, dancers, visual artists, poets,  actors, and other creatives to join Ramona and Idris Goodwin, Stage One Producing Artistic Director, in creating a spontaneous work of art amplifying the voices of Louisville’s unheard. 1619 Flux: Art + Activism will provide a safe space for our artistic expression and community sharing.

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

11:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday, January 4th 2019

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville.

1619 Flux is participating in the January 4th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation"!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

Saturday, December 29th

Artist Gallery Visit: Susan Brooks

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Artist Susan Brooks will be at 1619 Flux on Saturday, December 29th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm to meet with visitors and discuss the process behind the creation of her art piece "A Place to Call Home" featured in our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation". Susan will also be bringing some new pieces & talk about her journey as an artist and her methods, motives, and planning for a possible future solo show around the theme, "Girls are Strong." She will also raise questions to visitors such as: "Why is art important?" and "What is the duty or purpose of the artist?" Please join us and show Susan your support!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Housing?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 1619 Flux Wednesday, December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 for the next "Provocative Perspectives" event in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Our topic will be: “What About Housing?”, where the guest provocateur will discuss his Perspectives on neighborhood revitalization and the NIMBY (Not-in-my-backyard) debate.

Guest Provocateur:

Tim Holz

President & Board Chair, Center For Neighborhoods
+ Past President of Cherokee Triangle Association (CTA)

Friday, December 7th

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South as Broadway.

1619 Flux is participating in the December 7th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation"!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

Saturday, December 1ST

Photography Workshop: Geoffrey Carr

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Photographer Geoffrey Carr will be at 1619 Flux on Saturday, December 1st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to meet with visitors, show some of his past work, and head up a workshop for artists. Geoffrey has been a Commercial Photographer for over 30 years, and has won numerous awards locally and nationally for his photos. Geoffrey was a member and Director of the Pyro CoOp Gallery and ran the Firehouse Gallery. Currently he shares artist/work space at Carr-Waite Studio with fellow artist Caroline Waite.

The Photography Workshop will be be from 12pm to 2pm and will include:

The pros and cons of photographing your work yourself or hiring a professional

 

If you decide to DIY...

• What lighting to use

• How a camera sees vs your cell phone

• File specifications that galleries, magazines, and exhibitions require

• What the different pixel resolutions are used for  

• General Workflow for documenting your work

• Computer software needed, along with the general use of Dropbox or GoolgeDrive for storage of your work

• Photographing 2D vs 3D work

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS SERIES "Developing Transformation Part III"

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

On August 8th we began a new small developers series with Develop Louisville. With this new partnership, we have successfully started residents on the path of acquiring and developing abandoned properties throughout Louisville.


Building on this success, we hosted our second installment of the Small Developer Resource series on October 10th. With a packed house, the Develop Louisville team sat down with residents to dig deeper into ideas for transforming some selected sites in the land bank. In addition, various city agencies and development partners were on hand to discuss the processes and resources available to assistresidents in developing abandoned and blighted properties in their neighborhood.

Please join us for part three as guest speakers will talk about their incredible work transforming spaces throughout west Louisville. Hear from these two amazing leaders that are putting their ideas of transformation to work.

Guest Speakers:

 

Terra Leavell

President & CEO

Black CDC

+

Evon Smith

President & CEO

OneWest

TUESDAY, November 27th

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GIVING TUESDAY

Time: 12:00AM - 11:59PM

 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Flux will be participating in this years Giving Tuesday and we ask that you help support our mission on this monumental day! Please donate on Tuesday, November 27th and help us spread the word by sharing what Flux is doing in the community on social media (using #1619flux + #givingtuesday), and ask your friends to contribute to our important programming as well!

Together we can make a difference in our cities most underserved areas!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Saturday, November 24th

Artist Gallery Visit: Lance Newman

Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Artist Lance Newman will be at 1619 Flux on Saturday, November 24th from 12:00pm to 2:30pm to meet with visitors and discuss in detail the process behind the creation of his art piece "Mildly Black" featured in our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation". Lance will also be doing a performance piece while at the gallery as-well-as selling merchandise (shirts and Hoodies) centered around his art. Please come out and show Lance your support!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Food?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 1619 Flux Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 for the next "Provocative Perspectives" event in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Our topic will be: “What About Food?”, where the guest provocateur will discuss her Perspectives on opportunities to making food accessible.

Guest Provocateur:

Ashlee Clark Thompson

Author, Editor and Writer of "Louisville Diners"

Saturday, November 10th

Artist Gallery Visit: Hannah Drake

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Spoken word artist + Kentucky Poet Laureate Nominee Hannah Drake will be at 1619 Flux on Saturday, November 10th to meet with visitors and discuss the process behind the creation of her piece "Finding Me" featured in our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation". While researching the creation of this thought-provoking work of art, Hannah traveled to plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Hannah has tons of pictures and information from her research that she would love to share with you! Please come out and show Hannah your support!

During Hannah's visit we will also be holding another raffle to win a purchase certificate valued at $100 good toward the purchase of any artwork in our current exhibition!

It's going to be another great Saturday at 1619 Flux! Don't miss out on meeting this amazing artist and your chance to win!

Saturday, November 10th
1:00pm to 2:00pm


Drinks And Snacks Will Be Served!

Saturday + Sunday, NOVEMBER 3rd + 4th

OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND 2018 + "PERSEVERANCE" RAFFLE

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

 

Artist Bryan K Holden will be one of many artists participating in the 2018 Open Studio Weekend by Louisville Visual Art. During your visit to Bryan’s studio, stop next door to 1619 Flux as we will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm during the Open Studio visits (Bryan's Studio Visit runs from 12pm to 6pm).


Featured artists from our exhibition “Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation” will be at the gallery both days to discuss their practices and specific bodies of work in the exhibition.


We will also be raffling off two of Bryan’s “Perseverance” reproductions (one drawing per day) in an effort to promote our collaborative “Perseverance Project” with Bryan Holden. Stop by during the Open Studio Weekend to enter your name in the drawings and learn more about this new project.


SATURDAY + SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 3RD + 4TH

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Food and Drinks Will Be Served
 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

1619 Flux is participating in the November 2nd First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our current exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation"!

 

Food and Drinks will be served

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Death?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at Flux for our next "Provocative Perspectives" event in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville. Our next Provocative Perspectives topic will be: “What About Death?”. Our guest provocateur will discuss their Perspectives on the effects of untreated grief.

Guest Provocateur:

Justin Magnuson

Co-Founder, Before I Die Festival

Saturday, October 10th

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS SERIES "Developing Transformation Part II”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

In August, we hosted the launch of an exciting newinitiative with the team at Develop Louisville to support small developers in turning their dreams to reality. The interest you showed following that event was amazing, and now we want to build on that progress!


Be sure to join us for Part II of the Small Developer Resource Series. Develop Louisville will be on hand to provide an update on their SOI opportunities, and the following agencies will be in attendance to help you talk through your ideas:
 

Vacant & Public Properties Administration

Develop Louisville

Planning & Design Series

Codes & Regulations

Economic Development


Also in attendance will be L-Home: A Community Development Financial Institution.

Saturday, October 6th

1619 Flux: Art + Activism - Dinners Projects

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Please join us October, 6th from 1pm to 3pm at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism as we participate in "The Dinners Project". We want to sit down at the table with you for day of good food and deep personal conversations about the future of our city, and our country!


The Dinners project is designed to bring together artists, community leaders, and neighbors to explore the role of art in building a strong democracy and imagining a better future. On the weekend of Oct 4-7 people will gather all across the country to break bread and discuss art and democracy. The Dinners Project is a non-partisan initiative of Creative Capital, in partnership with For Freedoms 50 State Initiative and #LoveArmy. Artists have always played a key role in howsocieties and cultures evolve–now is nodifferent. In challenging times artists can lead the way. This is a time for imagination and vision. This is a time for artists. How can we standalongside artists in creating change? What role will you play in shaping the future of our country and our democracy?


We will provide the food, but anyone wishing to bring a dish is more than welcome to do so. The more the merrier!

 

TICKETS ARE FREE

(40 tickets available)

Friday, October 5th

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

1619 Flux is participating in the October 5th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 9pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation"! Food and Drinks will be served.

WEDNESDAY, September 26th

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS SPECIAL EVENT

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 

Please join us for a special

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS

performance of

"Wilson Avenue And The Land Of No Return"

A Special Performance written by Don Ray Smith
Story by Don Ray Smith and Jou Jou Papailler
Produced and Directed by Jou Jou Papailler

 

Please join us for a special “Connecting Conversation” preview of the one man show by Performing Artist/Story Teller Don Ray Smith and Producer/Director Jou Jou Papailler entitled “Wilson Avenue And The Land Of No Return”, a one man show about the forgotten past of Louisville’s west end.


“As integration polarized Louisville Kentucky further into a black and white world, white boys had to choose a side. One boy chose love. this is his story.”

Wednesday, September 26th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Performance will begin at 6:00pm

Drinks & Appetizers Served

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th

"OPENING RECEPTION FOR OUR NEWEST EXHIBITION "PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES: A VISUAL CONVERSATION"

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Please join us for the opening reception of “Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation”, a new exhibition featuring artwork reflecting the topics discussed in our “Provocative Perspectives” series in partnership with The Community Foundation Of Louisville.


Featuring a special poetry reading by Ron Whitehead and Kentucky Poet Laureate Nominee Hannah Drake!
 

Please attend for a night of incredible art, food, drinks, music, and fun!Bring your family and friends, and join us insupporting some amazing local art!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Poverty?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Our next Provocative Perspectives topic will be: “What About Poverty?”. Our guest provocateur will discuss their Perspective on the challenges and effects of concentrated poverty.

Guest Provocateur:
Trinidad Jackson, MS, MPH
Sr. Research Associate
Office Of Public Health Practice

Wednesday, September 19th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Drinks & Appetizers Served

Speaker will begin at 6:00pm

 

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Busing?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on generational impacts of busing on Louisvillians.

Our next Provocative Perspectives topic will be: “What About Busing?”. Our guest provocateur will discuss their Perspective on the generational impacts of school busing on Louisvillians.

Guest Provocateur:
Amy Shir, MPA

Executive director at LHOME

(Louisville Housing Opportunities And Micro-Enterprise
Community Development Loan Fund)

 

Drinks & Appetizers Served

Speaker will begin at 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS SERIES

"Developing Transformation - A Small Developer Resource Series"

Expanding on our Connecting Conversations focus for 2018, 1619 Flux is excited to host a new initiative with Develop Louisville to support small developers in turning their dreams to reality.

 

Do you have a plan to develop a space in your neighborhood?

Do you need help acquiring property owned by the city?

Would like to build out your idea for a great community project?

 

If so, be sure to join us for the launch of this Small Developer Resource Series!

The team at Develop Louisville will be on hand to explain the series, provide helpful information about available resources, and start interested developers on the process to acquiring and transforming actual sites in the city! You do not want to miss this!

 

Wednesday, August 8th

5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Drinks & Appetizers served

Program will begin at 6:00PM

Friday, August 3rd

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

1619 Flux is participating in the August 3rd First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 8pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Visions Of Power: Artists Exploring Personal + Collective Change"! Food and Drinks will be served.

SATURDAY, July 28th

Public Art Project Workshop + Gallery Visit By Artist Noah Howard

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

Please Join Us For A Community Workshop To Help With A Public Art Project

1619 Flux is holding another community workshop to assist artist Bryan K Holden with a public art project that he is creating for Louisville’s historic Russell Neighborhood.

The piece Bryan is creating will consist of thousands of computer keys. Come be a part of the art by helping us remove, sort and organize the keys. Artist Bryan Holden will also be on hand to listen to your ideas for the project.

Please come out and bring your friends to take part in this exciting and inspirational public art project that will be installed in the Russell Neighborhood this year.
New Workshop Every Saturday!

Artist Noah Howard Gallery Visit

Artist Noah Howard will also be at Flux on Saturday, July 28th to talk about his creative and thought-provoking artwork. Noah is one of the eight artists featured in our current exhibition "Visions Of Power: Artists Exploring Personal + Collective Change". Come out and meet Noah to learn more about his artistic process!

 

Drinks and PIZZA Will Be Served

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please join us:

Saturday, July 28th From 11am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH

"Colin's Voice: Artist Support Circle" Introduction + Reception

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Attention Louisville artists!
 

If you are searching for:

 

• Artist-to-Artist Networking

• Art Business Education

• Funding Opportunities

 

1619 Flux has you covered with“Colin’s Voice: Artist Support Circle”!

Furthering the goal to provide artist support and business education as well as a sustained networking system for Louisville-based artists, 1619 Flux is excited to launch a powerful new initiative entitled “Colin’s Voice: Artist Support Circles”.  Recognizing that artists of all levels need a sense of community and wide-ranging support; this new program will encourage artists to connect and grow together. “Colin’s Voice” was developed in honor of the late Colin Segal, nephew of 1619 Flux founder Kara Nichols.


To launch this new initiative and share more about the vision behind this work, 1619 Flux will host an Informational Reception on Wednesday, July 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. All interested artists and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. RSVP today and Join us in launching this new platform to ensure that Louisville becomes the capital of creative expression!

Drinks + Assortment of exotic foods including Sushi, food from Mayan Cafe, Mediterranean and incredible dessert options will be served!

Saturday, July 21st

Public Art Project Community Workshop With Artist Bryan K Holden + Artist REMI Gallery Visit

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

 

Please Join Us For A Community Workshop To Help With A Public Art Project

1619 Flux is excited to host three community workshops to assist artist Bryan K Holden with a public art project that he is creating for the Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, KY.

 

The artwork will represent education, inspirations & aspirations, and what the past can teach the future.

 

The artwork will be created with keys from computer keyboards. To date, there have been approximately 2200 keyboards donated by residents and companies from Louisville and the surrounding area. We welcome your help with removing the keys from the keyboards and organizing them, as well as sharing your ideas that will help the artist create the artwork.

 

Please come and be part of this exciting and inspirational public art project that will be installed in the Russell Neighborhood this year. You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know new people, share culture, stories, build relationships and have fun!

Artist REMI Gallery Visit

Artist Tara Remington (REMI) will also be at Flux on Saturday, July 21st with her latest project “iseeu”, an interactive piece focused on a sense of place and being!

 

Light Snacks Will Be Served

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please join us:

Saturday, July 21st From 11am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Governmental Racism?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on the laws and politics that perpetuate Louisville’s racial divide.

 

Guest provocateur:
Dr. Ricky Jones

Professor & Chair, Pan-African Studies Department

University of Louisville

Friday, JULY 6TH

REPUBLIC BANK FIRST FRIDAY (GALLERY) HOP

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

1619 Flux is participating in the July 6th First Friday Hop. Please stop by from 5pm to 8pm on your Louisville art gallery tour and check out our new exhibition "Visions Of Power: Artists Exploring Personal + Collective Change"! Food and Drinks will be served.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Violence?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on opportunities to address violence in Louisville

Please join us on Wednesday, June 20th for the next event in our Provocative Perspectives series with the topic “What About Violence?” where our guest provocateur will discuss how his lessons of 17 years of war can help address violence in Louisville.

Guest Provocateur:

Colonel Fred Johnson (USA, Retired)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH

CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS SERIES "Community Benefits of Transforming Spaces"

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Please join us at 1619 Flux for the next event in our “Connecting Conversations” series. Speakers will discuss the impact transforming spaces can have on the community. They will also talk about their work in re-imagining vacant/abandoned places in the city, and share insight on the processes and possibilities for greater development in our underserved neighborhoods.


If you have ideas or would love to learn more about transforming spaces in your neighborhood, you won’t want to miss this!

SPEAKERS:

 

Louis R. Johnson, PLA, ASLA

Associate, Gresham, Smith & Partners

Joshua Watkins

Real Estate Coordinator, Develop Louisville’s Vacant & Public Property Administration

sATURDAY, may 19TH

Artist Gallery Visit - Judith Tingley

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Come out to Flux during our public hours and meet artist Judith Tingley!

Friday, may 18TH

Artist Gallery Visit - Melissa Brock

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Come out to Flux during our public hours and meet artist Melissa Brock!

WEDNESDAY, may 16TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Mental Health?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on mental illness in distressed neighborhoods.

Saturday, may 12TH

Artist Gallery Visit - Linda Erzinger

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Come out to Flux during our public hours and meet artist Linda Erzinger!

Friday, may 11TH

Artist Gallery Visit - Becky LeCron

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Come out to Flux during our public hours and meet artist Becky LeCron!

Thursday, APRIL 26TH

MEET THE ARTISTS An Evening With Community Choice Award Winners

Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm - Artist Talks From 6pm to 7pm

 

During the opening reception for our new exhibition “It’s Your World: Art About The Future Of Community” on March 24th visitors voted for their favorite pieces in the show and five winners were chosen for our Community Choice Awards.


Join us at flux and spend the evening with winning artists Mariel Gardner, Noah Howard, Kelly McCarthy, Sced Moss, and Edward White as they talk about their art and meet with visitors.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH

ARTIST GALLERY VISIT - Visiting Artist: Ewa Perz

Time: 1pm to 4pm

 

Come out to Flux during open hours 1pm and 4pm to meet artist Ewa Perz who will be hanging out to meet visitors, talk about her artwork and take questions. Come visit Flux and Ewa and check out our new exhibition "It's Your World: Art About The Future Of Community"!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Poverty?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on the effects of Louisville’s generational wealth disparity.

WEDNESDAY, April 4th

PROVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES SERIES "What About Communication?”

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Perspectives on the importance of talking and listening across the 9th street divide.

WEDNESDAY, February 7th

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS -
From Conversation to Creation: Recounting our progress & charting the course ahead for 2018

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

1619 Flux is excited to present our revamped mission and share plans to transform our model of intersectional dialogue into a platform for community development.


• Learn about our goal to transform vacant lots and abandoned properties.


• View the inspiring TED talk “How to revitalize a neighborhood; with imagination, beauty and art” by artist and community developer, Theaster Gates.


• Share your thoughts on how we can worktogether to transform vacant spaces into useful places for the community!

Guest speaker:
Joshua Watkins
Real Estate Coordinator, Vacant & Public Property Administration
Licensed Realtor, Gant Hill & Associates
Minister, Jacobs Well Church

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Speakers:

Gregory Chaney PH.D. Community Psychotherapist
Topic - “From Diaspora To 'Reaspira' The Human Journey From Mother Africa To Here & Now: Where Do WE Go From Here?”

Mariel Gardner
Lover of Louisville
Topic - “The Misadventures of an Upstart Activist”

David Marshall
Topic - "Finding yourself in the midst of dysfunction."

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Speakers:

Elmer Lucille Allen
Topic - “The Importance of Giving Back to the Community”

Joe McNealy
Topic - “The Westside Institute of Technology - a Regional Achievement Academy Charter School located in West Louisville”

Pat Williamson
Topic - "Mindset: As a Man Thinketh, So Is He"

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS

5:30pm - 7:30pm


Speakers:

• Charles Booker - “Closing the Opportunity Gap in Louisville”
• Mark Rabinowitz - “Building Community Through Language: What You Say and How You Say It"
• Randy Webber - "Politics: The Art of the Possible"

Each of these topics pulls from our focus on neighborhood revitalization, by looking at the policies and political framework necessary to realize empowerment and transformation in our community. The speakers will focus on how we communicate, mobilize, and implement sustainable change in Louisville.

This series is for those that want to talk about topics relating to neighborhood revitalization and includes speakers who have previously attended "Connecting Conversations." If you have ever attended a "Connecting Conversation" and want to share your thoughts on ways to uplift and revitalize our city, be sure to contact us at info@1619flux.org to learn more about signing up to be our next speaker!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - What To Do - Moving Forward With Action

12:00pm - 3:00pm


An Interactive Workshop Facilitated by Gwendolyn Kelly and Kara Nichols

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

This workshop is for ALL citizens who want to help conceive and implement creative, actionable solutions to positively revitalize Louisville neighborhoods.

1619 Flux will use input from "Connecting Conversations" to help motivated participants turn their ideas into action plans or to connect with an established neighborhood initiative.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

Anne Braden Institute - Louisville Civil Rights Bus Tour

9:45am - 12pm

Please Click GOING on our Facebook event to sign up for the Anne Braden Institute of Social Justice Research - Louisville Civil Rights Bus Tour.

This guided tour takes you along a journey to several influential locations from the Louisville civil rights movement. Learn how the 20th-century civil rights movement changed lives here at the South’s northern border–for African Americans, but also for whites & now for the new immigrants who are bringing greater cultural diversity in the 21st century.

To learn more about the tour or if you are unable to attend and wish to take the self guided tour, visit http://louisville.edu/braden/oral-history-tours-exhibits/civil-rights-driving-tour.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - Speaking For The Public Good

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers:

• Dave Christopher (Executive Director, Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED))

• Monteva Hodo (Brown Forman Portfolio Innovation Project Manager)

WEDNESDAY, October 25TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - Volunteering For Impact

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers:

• Colonel (R) Pamela D. Stevenson, JD (Director of Community Engagement, One West)

• Felicia Williams Young (Manager of Community Volunteer Engagement, Metro United Way)

WEDNESDAY, October 18TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - Making Strong City Wide Connections

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers:

• Jud Hendrix (Executive Director, Global Human Project)
• Turner Mayton
(Founder, Starting With Lou)

• Josh Jean Marie (Photographer, University of Louisville Student)

WEDNESDAY, October 11TH

1619 FLUX CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS - History Of Neighborhoods & Race Relations

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers:

• Jeana Dunlap (Director of Redevelopment Strategies, Louisville Forward)
Nia Holt (Community Advisory Council Member, UofL Anne Braden Institute For Social Justice Research)