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Chez Moi, a Louisville art gallery, has teamed with Churchill Downs to create a Memorial Day weekend event with a festive mix of visual art, performing arts, film, hands-on activities for children and live music.
Chez Moi Art Productions presents the "Bluegrass Art Experience" from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.
The three-day event will take place in the historic Churchill Downs infield and coincide with live racing.
The first race will be 12:45 p.m. ET daily, with admission gates opening at 11:30 a.m.
The event will feature 45 to 50 artists displaying and selling their work plus 15 to 20 "Gallery Tents".
The Experience will have multiple stages dedicated to different musical style, dance, theater, spoken word and comedy.
A large movie theater-style film tent will allow attendees to view the works of local independent filmmakers as well as short films that will be created for the inaugural "48-Hour Film Festival."
The festival, free with paid general admission of $3 to Churchill Downs.
The event also raises money and brings attention to several charitable groups like Home of the Innocents, Habitat for Humanity, AIDS Services Center Coalition/AIDS Walk, Fairness Campaign and the Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation.
The Home of the Innocents area of the festival will be aimed at children and will feature do-it-yourself art activities, children's literature and a storytelling and writing workshop.