Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the next installment of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall. The topic of the event will be The Louisville Knot, an upcoming art installation to be installed under the 9th Street underpass at Main Street.
Louisville Metro Government, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, selected a multi-disciplinary team to design and to build a public art and lighting feature to enhance the 9th Street underpass. The installation, called The Louisville Knot, proposes to enhance the 9th Street underpass by transforming it into an engaging public space, providing both an improved pathway and destination for exploration.
“The Ninth Street divide is a physical and mental barrier that unfortunately disconnects our city,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “My administration is working in many ways—such as the CHOICE neighborhood grant in the Russell neighborhood, the revitalization of 18th & Broadway and Waterfront Phase IV—to take down that divide. The Louisville Knot brings life to an underutilized area and will capitalize on already established commercial businesses to bridge the gap between east and west.”
The team commissioned for The Louisville Knot is led by Interface Studio Architects (ISA), based in Philadelphia, and includes Shine Contracting (Louisville), Core Design (Louisville), Element Design (Lexington/Louisville) and LAM Partners (Cambridge, Massachusetts). The Mayor’s Music & Art Series event will include a presentation by ISA representatives and a conversation between Mayor Fischer and the ISA design team. Installation is anticipated for spring 2018.
For more information on The Louisville Knot, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/louisville-knot. For more information on the Mayor’s Music & Art Series, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayors-music-art-series