Pieces featured at last year's Art [Squared] | Courtesy of LVA
Pieces featured at last year’s Art [Squared] | Courtesy of LVA
More than 200 Louisville artists have contributed 8-by-8 paintings to the fourth annual Art [Squared] Anonymous Art Sale, but if you have a favorite artist, you’re going to really have to know her style to identify her piece. That’s the idea behind Louisville Visual Art‘s annual fundraiser, which raises money for their flagship education program, Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC).

On Saturday, April 9, LVA will open the doors at its new Portland location on Lytle Street at 10 a.m. for anyone wanting to purchase these anonymous pieces of art for $100 each. The idea is that the purchaser will select a piece he connects with — without knowing who created it until after it’s been purchased. And it’s all for a good cause, as LVA’s children’s classes reach more than 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Louisville area.

Revelry Gallery's Mo McKnight Howe found a square she liked last year. | Courtesy of LVA
Revelry Gallery’s Mo McKnight Howe found a square she liked last year. | Courtesy of LVA

“The Art [Squared] Sale provides a unique opportunity for our community of artists to come together to support LVA’s Children’s Fine Art Classes,” said Lindy Casebier, LVA’s executive director. “Since 1925, CFAC has had a significant impact throughout our community. Art [Squared] is an opportunity to honor that past and celebrate future success and growth of the program.”

Last year, the event raised more than $24,000.

If you’re eager to check out the anonymous art early, there’s an “Artist Preview, Sale and Party” on Friday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and you’ll be able to meet some of the artists and actually buy the artwork prior to Saturday’s main event. LVA is located at 1538 Lytle St.

Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville. She's known around town as the Bar Belle and updates her blog (barbelleblog.com) daily. 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."


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