On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) will provide high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to do a “hands-on” arts enrichment opportunity. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a master class, in their particular art form, led by a GSA faculty member or guest artist. Students will also learn about the GSA summer program, audition and application procedures, as well as other arts opportunities in their area. The event is free to all participants. At Sacred Heart School for the Arts. All ArtShops occur between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. To pre-register, or to confirm audition categories prior to attending, students should visit www.kentuckygsa.org.
The East Market District is holding the First NuLu Holiday Open House, featuring local retailers that will be open extended hours and offering holiday specials. Participating retailers include Red Tree, Louisville Beer Store, Cake Flour, Peace of the Earth, SCOUT, Bluegrass Green Co., City Concierge, Encuentros, Flame Run Gallery, Flo Gallery, Garner Narrative Gallery, Gifthorse, Hudson Home, Marti Kuehn Gallery, Rellek, Revolver, Salvo, Swanson Contemporary Gallery, Barry Wooley Designs and more. The family-friendly and open-to-the-public holiday shopping event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. along East Market Street.
Quattras will be selling its jewelry at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Artists are Roxy Lentz, Sharon Major, Lona Northerner, Lesley Rahner and Julia Comer. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Shamrock Pet Foundation.
The Leslie Spetz Custom Picture Framing and Gallery, 426-8880, 2400-C Lime Kiln Lane, is having its Holiday Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion in Jeffersonville is one of five homes on the “Fall into Christmas” Arts and Crafts Show & Home Tours on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12-4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection Association. $10. Call 812-284-3580 for more information.
The opening reception for “Electica” by IUS fine art students is Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at 315 Pearl St. in New Albany. Exhibition dates are Nov. 20, Nov. 22, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. For more information, call Brian Jones at 812-941-2407.
Revelry Boutique-Gallery is having the opening for artists Alex Kennedy and Staci McKnight Maney on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 7-11 p.m. The shows run through Jan. 10.
Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 636-9722, is having a reception on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 1-4 p.m. for their Holiday Show. Works by gallery favorites will be on view as well as paintings by Ivan Schieferdecker and clay sculptor Robert Pulley. Music will be provided by Charles Rivera.
Mark Hewitt will be lecturing on “Preserving the Country House for the 21st Century” on Sunday. Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Gardencourt, 1044 Alta Vista Rd. Free and open to the public. Contact Steve Wiser at 523-6799 for more information.