In September 2004, the Louisville Arts Council hosted a National Community Arts Summit and Street Fair on the theme of Building a World House Through Community Arts. World-renowned human rights activist Yolanda King was the featured guest artist.
The LAC was founded in 1998 to assist community arts and artists by nurturing relationships, fostering multicultural diversity, providing tools and resource materials, and advocating for the growth and economic development of our community. Another major step toward those goals in 2004 was the publication of the first edition of the Community Arts Louisville Listing (CALL). It includes photos, descriptions, and contact information for more than 200 area artists and arts organizations, and the council is hoping that the information it contains will help event planners, festival organizers, networking artists, and the general public locate and use the services of the artists in the community. Artist submissions are always welcome.