2017 ART HAPPENINGS
City of Jeffersonville to Host
Performance of Romeo & Juliet
on Friday, May 19th 2017 – Free to Attend!
The Jeffersonville Public Art Commission & City of Jeffersonville, in conjunction with Kentucky Shakespeare in the Parks will be presenting Julius Caesar on Friday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. under the pavilion at Big Four Park. This event is free, and open to the public - this event will occur sprinkle or shine. The JHS Jazz Band will be playing a pre-show set at 6:00 p.m., and the JHS Theatre students will be ambassadors of the performance and will be relaying information about the upcoming JHS Theatre Schedule. Come out for a magical evening in our illuminated Big Four Park and support the wonderful arts programs available in the Jeffersonville and Louisville areas.
*chairs will be available (feel free to bring your own chairs & snacks)
Pioneering Spirits of Clark County: Learn, Create, Celebrate!
- An Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project -
Join us for a theatrical and multidisciplinary trip through the artistic and cultural history of Southern Indiana--from prehistoric beginnings to globalized, technologized, industrialized present--all flavored with embedded cultures and local histories.
Guided by experienced regional puppeteers, a widely-traveled and well-versed set designer, a marvelously masterful musician, and local historians with a passion for everything southern Indiana; and tapping into the vast knowledge of an Indiana University Professor, whose research has focused on East Asian performance studies and theatrical practice, this experience will provide a truly unique and richly educational perspective on the emergence, evolution, and sustained spirit of Clark County, Indiana, and the often deeply underappreciated Midwest.
This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission.
Join us for a fun night out!
Hop on the trolley and explore Downtown Jeffersonville.
Discover our best shopping, art and dining experiences!
Trolley rides are free! The HOPPIN' runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Each participating business will feature a local artist!
DATES: April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 15th and August 19th
The Steamboat Days Festival began in 1973 as a fundraiser after a fire devastated the Howard Steamboat Museum. The festival, generally held in October, was an annual event that residents looked forward to until its impressive 26-year run ended in 1999. In 2014, after years and many requests from local residents to bring the festival back, it returned with a renewed focus on the arts, entertainment and a commitment to family friendliness.
In 2015 Festival planners made a decision to move the weekend long event to Labor Day Weekend to take advantage of exisitng activities along the riverfront and temperate weather. Several activites will kick the 2016 festival off on Friday, September 2nd including a balloon glimmer and live entertainment on the Riverstage. A Parade, food vendors, artists booths, live art demonstrations and more major entertainment will be scheduled for Saturday the 3rd as well as Sunday the 4th!
Visit - http://www.jeffsteamboatdays.com for more details!
SUGAR SKULL SHAKE, SHAKE - VIVA LA' FIESTA!
One Day Family Festival & Fun Run -
Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican national holiday, which is also celebrated in Guatemala, Brazil and
Spain. It occurs on November 1st and 2nd, when friends and family gather to honor and remember loved
ones, not through mourning, but through celebration! The origins trace back to the Pre-Columbian era, when
death was viewed as a transformation or continuation of life. This ancient belief evolved into the modern
tradition of commemorating loved ones with altars decorated with sugar skulls, flowers, photographs, favorite
foods and memorabilia of the deceased. Family and friends share stories and memories, sing songs, and play
The Sugar Skull Shake, Shake will be a one day festival that brings to our community the understanding and
tradition of El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, which in many parts of Mexico and South America
is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this
holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family and fun. Currently, Jeffersonville does not have a festival that
celebrates culture, especially a culture that makes up such a large part of our current population. This festival
is beyond just another event, it is an investment into Jeffersonville’s cultural values. It will exhibit a willingness
to become a more educated and integrated community.
EVENTS TO INCLUDE: Music by Cosa Seria & Maricahi Bands, Folk Art Tents, Ofrendas, Dancing, Giant Calacas, Authentic Food, Face Painting, Community Mural, Pinatas, JHS Band playing cultural sets, JHS Theatre participating in a performance piece & GCCS Student Speakers!
City of Jeffersonville to Host
A DEDICATION to celebrate the public art piece: ZEPHYR on Monday, March 28th 2016 – Free to Attend!
The Jeffersonville Public Art Commission & City of Jeffersonville, in conjunction with the Jeffersonville Arts Alliance and Taste of Jeffersonville will be hosting a celebratory dedication of the community made wind sculpture led by artist Lewis Meyer on Monday, March 28th at 4:30 p.m. at the site of the piece on the south side of Big Four Park. This event is free, and open to the public - this event will occur sprinkle or shine. In the event of rain there will be a tent to provide shelter! Bask in the sunshine or dance in the rain as we celebrate this whimsical addition to our city's public art collection!
*First 25 people will recieve a 2016 Public Art Happenings Calendar!
ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT PREVIEW
JAA & JPAC to Host
A Community Art Making JAM Session
on Saturday, April 9th 2016 | 10 am till 2 pm – Free to Attend!
The Jeffersonville Arts Alliance will be hosting a community art making JAM session sponsored by the Jeffersonville Public Art Commission on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. inside the old Gray & Wells building located at 628 Michigan Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana. This event is free, and open to the public - this event requires NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE! Bring an "art team." Each group will be assigned one panel to paint which will then be added to the 96 panel fence art assembleage that will surround the Duke Energy substation. THANK YOU Duke Energy for granting permission!
*All supplies will be provided (feel free to bring your own snacks)
For more information on JAM sessions visit - jeffarts.org
There will be a brief ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT PREVIEW BEFORE THE JAM SESSION BEGINS at 9:30 a.m. hosted by the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission.