“You Hypnotize Me” by Melody Dennison

Cuteopia,” one of Revelry Boutique Gallery‘s biggest shows of the year, celebrates its fifth anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 4, and gallery owner Mo McKnight Howe says they’re going all out for the occasion, complete with an official ribbon cutting.

“Frida Kahlo” by Maya Griffin

The Valentine-themed show curated by Lyndi Lou features pieces by 20 of Louisville’s prominent female artists, and one guy — the lucky and talented Harrison Fogle. The affordable art makes the perfect gift for a partner, and if you’re single, a treat for yourself.

Participating artists include Sarah Tidwell, Miss Happy Pink, Sinisters, Maya Griffin, Mia Snell, Meoldy Dennison, Jenna Gordon and many, many more.

Lou tells Insider “Cuteopia” offers a fun way to work with and promote so many of Louisville’s talented artists. It’s also rare for a show to include so many mediums on a single, somewhat broad theme.

“While the name infers cuteness, Mo and I encourage the artists to be themselves, not to try to squeeze into a strict theme of ‘cute,'” she says. “I’ve been blown away with what everyone has produced for the last four shows, and I can’t wait to see what this year’s brings.”

“Cuteopia” doesn’t officially open until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, but there will be a sneak peek Friday night during the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. The exhibit continues through March 9 at Revelry, 742 E. Market St.

And while you’re out and about in NuLu this weekend, here’s a look at what you can see at other galleries in the neighborhood, courtesy of the NuLu Business Association Art Committee. Remember: The First Friday Hop runs from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3.

• Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) — “Cosmic Remix,” Afrofuturist works by Donté K. Hayes

• Green Building Gallery (732 E. Market St.) — “Del Rio’s Regal Motel” paintings by Matt McDole

“The Troubling Pleasure of Love Awakened” by Michael Madzo

• Moreman Moloney Gallery (939 E. Washington St.) — “New Works” by Michael Madzo

• Paul Paletti Gallery (713 E. Market St.) — “Recent Acquisitions and Other Treasures,” including several photos of Muhammad Ali

• PYRO Gallery (909 E. Market St.) — “New Year, New Pyro Artists” with Nancy Currier, Claudia Hammer, Steve Heine and Kathleen Loomis

• Swanson Contemporary (638 E. Market St.) — “Review Preview,” a group show of gallery artists for the new year

• Zephyr Gallery (610 E. Market St.) — “Project 16: Deliberation” opens

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."