Councilman Dan Johnson invites the community to help the Little Loomhouse celebrate its 75th Anniversary

October 24, 2014

 

 

Louisville – For three quarters of a century, it has been a unique landmark in South Louisville focusing on promoting textiles and weaving as a creative art. It is a place with a rich history both locally and nationally.

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is calling on the community to come out and support of the Little Loomhouse for its 75th Anniversary with the return of the Holiday in the Woods art exhibit and sale beginning on Saturday, November 1st.

“During the month of November, the 2014 Holiday in the Woods show will feature crafts by local artists and it is also a chance to learn more about the history of the Little Loom House,” says Johnson. “If you have never been here, it is the perfect time to come and learn more about this treasured landmark.”

          The Little Loomhouse, loated 328 Kenwood Hill Road, first brought craft and fine arts to South Louisville last year with the inaugural Holiday in the Woods. The art exhibition and sale kicks off its second year on Saturday, November 1, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The 2014 Holiday in the Woods coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the Loomhouse, so the organization has a special treat in store for its guests. There will be a fashion show from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with costumes depicting important figures in the Loomhouse’s history.   The costumes will continue on exhibit through the month of November at the Loomhouse. 

In addition, opening night of Holiday in the Woods will feature food from Longshot Lobsta, beverages from Louisville Mead, desserts from the Rainbow Café, Cindy Venture of the Beechmont Bombshells as hostesses and MC of the show Michelle K Amos. The music will be provided by Ethan Buckler, the mastermind behind the band King Kong.

The 2014 Holiday in the Woods is the perfect event to kick-off anyone’s gift-giving season.  Artists will be on hand offering a variety of unique, locally-made items.  The sales component of the festival will continue through the month of November in the Loomhouse gift shop during regular hours. 

Due to the limited parking space at the Loomhouse, guests are asked to park at DeSales High School, 425 W Kenwood Dr., where a free shuttle will transport everyone to and from the festival beginning at 3:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. every 20 minutes.

The Little Loomhouse also has its place in history. It is the place where the song, “Happy Birthday to You”, was first sung in the 1890s.

It is also been a center for fine art for almost a century. Weaving icon, Lou Tate, who invented the “Little Loom” at the request of First Lady, Lou Henry Hoover, once used the cabins at the Little Loomhouse as an experimental art commune.

Today, the mission of the Little Loomhouse is to be a center for textile art and education for all ages. A list of programs and classes can be found at our website, www.littleloomhouse.org

For more information on the “Holiday in the Woods,” contact Melissa Amos-Jones at (502) 408-6714 or melissaamosjones@gmail.com , or Stephanie Brown at (502) 367-4792 or info@littleloomhouse.org .Body of News release or Media Advisory