Shively’s ‘Unity in the Community’ Event This Weekend Will Spotlight its Art and History

This Saturday May 21, the Shively community will come together to showcase “Unity in the Community,” which will celebrate art and history of the area. The event is part of the Arts in Neighborhoods initiative. 

District 3 Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey wants to see the city turn out for an art event in an area not usually focused on for its arts.
The event is free and is a team effort with the Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton and the Fund for the Arts. It will be hosted at Shively City Hall from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will include a “rededication” of a public art piece. The Southwest Jefferson Peace Memorial was created in 1986 to honor Shively’s participation and contribution to foreign military conflicts. The memorial was created by Ed Hamilton and Bob Markert

After, the festival will host performances by DJ Xavi, Faithworks Studios Jubilee Singers, Hector Santiago, Kizomba Dance, Yariel Santiago and LaVon and the Vonettes

There will also be food trucks on site, and kids under the age of 18 can eat for free. 

Residents of Shively will be able to enter drawing for free tickets to events this summer at Kentucky Performing Arts. So, if “Hamilton,” and “Paw Patrol” is your jam, and you live in Shively…don’t miss this chance. Tickets are sponsored by Dorsey. 

“Events like Unity in the Community allow the residents of Shively to come together to celebrate one another and the vibrant arts and culture that make our city a unique part of the Greater Louisville area,” said Councilwoman Dorsey in a release. “The ticket giveaways allow residents the chance to see other arts and bring the influence of nationally recognized music, art, and theatre back into their own creation as well.”

Look for more “Arts in Neighborhoods.” These events reflect the character of each neighborhood. 

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