Community Newsletter | January 2024

January 2024


Step into 2024 at Mellwood Art Center with a vibrant lineup of events that promise to bring art, community, and celebration together. We anticipate the return of the Mellwood Handmade Market once per quarter in 2024, and in November, the collaboration with the Louisville Artisans Guild continues with the 2024 Juried Art Fair on November 2nd & 3rd. Small Business Saturday on November 30th will shift the focus back to Mellwood’s businesses and artists, emphasizing community support and collaboration. It’s a year packed with creativity, community, and the vibrant spirit that defines Mellwood Art Center. We invite you to come be part of this growing community and look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Check out our new public events calendar online at to learn more about what’s going on this month and throughout the coming year!


Omicah House is a versatile and accomplished professional with a diverse background in hospitality and event management, communications, and the arts. He joined the Mellwood Art Center team as the Events Director in June 2023, coming from his role as Event Staff at the Frazier Kentucky History Museum. He has also served previously as Internal Communications Manager and Consultant at the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

Beyond professional roles, Omicah is actively engaged in community service. As Vice President Emeritus and founding member of the Louisville Pride Foundation, he was an essential part of establishing the Louisville Pride Festival which occurs on Bardstown Road in the Highlands each year. He has also been involved with the Commonwealth Theater Center as an Artistic Associate, and the Northalsted Business Alliance in Chicago, IL.

With a passion for success and a wealth of diverse experiences, Omicah House is a valuable asset in events, communications, and community engagement and we are so excited to have him on the team!


Mellwood Art Center is located in the Clifton Heights Neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We want to serve as a hub for social activity in the neighborhood, and look forward to collaborating with the Clifton Heights Community Council in 2024 to bring even more amazing activities to the area.

Learn more about their organization online at or check them out on Social Media! Follow them on Facebook here and Instagram at @cliftonheightslou



January 5th-29th, 2024

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
Sat | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM*

*except when rented for private events.


Image Credit: Meredith H

Art is a language that can be utilized when words to describe emotion cannot be found. Wellspring’s mission is to promote mental health recovery and to support individuals in creating healthy and hopeful lives. We focus on person-centered, individualized care to support people along their paths of recovery. The Resilience and Recovery show displays the hard work these clients have put into their own mental health recovery through the power of art. The process of art making can be a method of healing. Wellspring’s art therapy program emphasizes our values of individualized compassionate care for adults with mental illness. There is a powerful story to be told through each individual piece of art.



Wellspring promotes mental health recovery and supports individuals in building healthy and hopeful lives through behavioral health, housing, and employment services.

Learn more about the resources and services available at Wellspring online at


  • Friday, February 9th, 2024
  • Friday, March 1st, 2024
  • Friday, April 5th, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
  • Friday, June 7th, 2024
  • Friday, July 12th, 2024
  • Friday, August 2nd, 2024
  • Friday, September 6th, 2024
  • Friday, October 11th, 2024
  • Friday, November 8th, 2024
  • Friday, December 6th, 2024


Interested in showing your work in our gallery? Looking for more information about current or future exhibits? Send us a message through our Art Show Inquiry page! We’re always on the lookout for future exhibitions and are always happy to field questions about our gallery!


The Pigment Gallery is available for special events rental.

SATURDAY: $1,000

Request a tour and check availability for the Pigment Gallery or any of our other event venues online at


Join the community at Mellwood Art Center! We have studio spaces available for artists and small business owners.

  • 123 – 470 sf. | $650/month*
  • 130 – 240 sf. | $305/month
  • 146 – 200 sf. | $260/month
  • 207 – 125 sf. | $165/month
  • 224 – 520 sf. | $720/month
  • 231 – 893 sf. | $1240/month
  • 232 – 1440 sf. | $2090/month
  • 245 – 120 sf. | $160/month
  • 247 – 175 sf. | $225/month
  • 278 – 760 sf. | $1055/month

*Retail hours required.

Learn more about renting studio space here.

Originally the Fisher Meat Packing Company, Mellwood Art Center turned a factory from 1904 into a small business incubator housing over 170 local artists and entrepreneurs, each one with their own amazing story.