Annual LAFTA Juried Exhibition

You can expect creative works in embroidery, quilting and tapestry when the 20-year-old organization Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) puts on an exhibition. Since they like to stretch the borders of what defines fiber and textile (basically anything that is “surface designed” falls into their repertoire), visitors may see basketry, paper/book arts and doll making as well. The annual show is open to all LAFTA members, then juried down to around 20 works. The art will leave you in awe, exactly what LAFTA wants. A part of their mission is to “increase community awareness and understanding of fiber and textile arts.” If you are unsure of what all can be created in the textile arts, this is the exhibition for you.


Patio Gallery, Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane

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Annual LAFTA Juried Exhibition

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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