I was in Louisville, Kentucky the other day and stumbled upon this wall. I had never seen anything like this and since I am fascinated by all types of street art, I had to stop and check it out. The wall is located at 815 East Main Street, directly in front of the Speed Art Museum’s office in NuLu (that’s what the locals call it). Gill & Augusta Holland, Brett Jeffreys, Heather Kleisner, Rebecca Matheny and Gregg Rochman are responsible for this wall project, and they intend to take it to other parts of the city so that a variety of Louisville residents will be able to write on it and experience this interactive art.
The East Market District, colloquially referred to as NuLu (a portmanteau of “New” and “Louisville”), is an unofficial district of Louisville, Kentucky, situated along Market Street between downtown to the west and the Highlands neighborhoods to the east. A growing, hip district, the area comprises parts of two of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods, Butchertown and Phoenix Hill. The district is home to schools, churches, large and small businesses and some of the city’s oldest homes and businesses. A destination since Louisville’s founding, Market Street has played host to a variety of businesses throughout the city’s history that have drawn Louisvillians for generations to its addresses.
Louisville’s East Market District is now best known for its galleries showcasing local, regional and national artists, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. While multiple art galleries are located in Louisville, they are especially concentrated in this area east of downtown. It has most recently established its reputation for being the best place in town to experience local art