June 16 – 23
On June 20 each year, the world honors and recognizes World Refugee Day. As part of the celebration in Louisville this year, KRM introduces a new festival, the We Create World Refugee Week Festival.
We Create is a growing arts program at KRM that brings together artists in an exploration and community-wide celebration of refugee stories.
Earlier this year, community
Pop-Ups & Festival Schedule
The links below will lead you to Facebook events specific to each activity. There, you can see information about which artists’ work will be present at the event. We encourage you to join the Facebook events and invite your friends! You can also find all of this information at full festival Facebook event.
saturday, june 16
Better Block Festival (Woodlawn Avenue): 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Woodlawn Avenue & South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40214
House address: 4634 S 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40214
monday, june 18
Muhammad Ali Center: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202
wednesday, june 20
Louisville Visual Art: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1538 Lytle St, Louisville, KY 40203
saturday, june 23
Brown Theatre: 5:00 p.m.
Doors & Art Exhibition: 4:30 p.m.
315 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
UPDATE 6/14/2018: Due to the recent fire at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the final showcase has moved to Brown Theatre. Thank you to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for accommodating us with this change.
PARKING: If you are arriving by car, there are a few nearby parking options available to you. There is a PARC garage on 4th Street, behind the theater. Another PARC garage is available on 5th Street. Street parking is available. We encourage you to come early so you can get your parking spot and arrive with plenty of time to walk around and see the artwork before the showcase begins.
All festival pop-up events are ticketless and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Entry is donation-based.
Featured we create artists:
Aaron L. Rosenblum
Angela Ramsey Robinson
Deb Ogburn – A Time for Art
Katie Kasari – Kasari Dance
Oscar Vazquez Martinez
Stephanie Lee & Belize Dance Intermix
Susan E. Brooks
Yunier Ramirez Cedeno
Music and dance by:
Academy of Flamenco: Julianna Grossi, Lina Sanz, Renee Murphy, and Sarah Houston
Club Seruka – Aimee Lisee Ninahaza, Fleur Kesie Gahimbare, Mary Kamikazi, Rebecca Bukuru, and Ruth Niyonzima
Eddifledo Martinez San Gil
Ernesto Ramos Rodriguez
Leiser Tito Quesada
Leng Hlei Sung
Leiser Tito Quesada
Luis De Leon
Mixing Matters Youth
Selen WIlson and Yosvany Pascual – SYacademy Cuba
The We Create Community Choir
Preview The Art!
You can see some of the art that will be featured in the festival in this promotional video, created by Beargrass Media:
sound art featured in installations
Sound to accompany the installation by Gabriel Walker and Purion Parker can be found here.
Sound in the “E Pluribus Unum” installation by Aaron Rosenblum can be found here.
Still curious about what to expect?
The We Create program is possible through funding partnerships with Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 and the Louisville Metro Government External Agency Fund. Thank you to all our agency partners who are hosting a We Create festival event: Center for Neighborhoods, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Visual Art, and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.