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Artist's work inspired by Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --One drive around Butchertown will show you, it may be more artsy than any other part of Louisville.

"We like to say Butchertown is a lifestyle," volunteer Christopher Maggard said.

A lifestyle, Joan Schultz buys into.

"I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the city," Schultz said.

The local artist has set up shop here-- making her city her career.

"I love photographing things. I find it interesting," she said.

Schultz snaps photos of buildings, signs, and statues you can only find here.

"I put the image in water, and then I put it into the wood," she explained.

It all happens in her Butchertown studio. After some smoothing, nailing, and dabbing, the finished product is a really cool, rustic look at the city-- to hang in homes or businesses. Schultz plans to sell them at the Butchertown Art Fair, right at E. Washington and Campbell, this weekend.

"It is a good diverse group of artists and patrons," she said.

"It's more of a combination of incredible art and then a street party," Maggard explained.

Schultz has been participating in "the party" for 7 years now. It has, in part, gotten her recognized around town. Her work now hangs in businesses like Peace of the Earth in Nulu. The Butchertown Art Fair has also given Schultz the experience and cash flow, needed to be featured in other fairs in Illinois and Michigan. Selling her work is something she obviously gets a kick out of, but sometimes the best part of it all is learning where the art is going to end up.

"It is really fun when somebody buys something and they tell me, well this is going to Hawaii," Schultz said.

It's a little piece of the Derby City, representing in homes across the country.

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