In case you haven’t heard, Portland already is on its way to being Louisville’s next hot ‘hood.
And if you want to experience Portland before gentrification sweeps away its authenticity, then A Very Portland Christmas is a very good place to start.
Billed as “Art, Craft, Music, Love,” A Very Portland Christmas is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 17 from noon to 8 p.m. at Nelligan Hall, 2010 Portland Ave. in Portland, which is – as Gill Holland is so fond of saying – about a mile west of 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville.
The event also is a chance to pick up last minute gifts for very reasonable prices. Forty local artists and craftsmen/women will take part, and all items are priced at $50 or less, according to promotional materials.
A number of well known local artists are taking part including Scott Scarsboro, who’s part of the annual $20 art show in Clifton, Ted Nathanson, Hallie Jones and Aron Conaway. Jones and Conaway are two of the many people behind the renaissance of Portland into a new city next to a city, the larger berg being Louisville.
Conaway, Jones and others have invested in Portland because of its location near downtown and its unique buildings and housing stock that date back to Louisville’s earliest days as one of America’s greatest river towns.
Check it out!
For more information, see www.nelliganhall.org.