At 1101 Central Avenue in District 40, across the street from Churchill Downs, is the Greetings From Louisville mural. It was painted in October 2018 by muralist Victor Ving as part of his Greetings Tour public art project. The site was chosen because even though it is adjacent to one of the most iconic venues in Kentucky, “the immediate surrounding neighborhood did not often get the funding and love it deserves.” The owners of the property, John and Mary Kay Dixon reached out to the team with a goal to brighten up the neighborhood by adding a piece of public art for our community.
Thanks to John & Mary Kay for their engagement and initiative to improve a part of our district! Stop by and check it out!
“We originally reached out to Victor’s mural agency looking for some ideas on what to do with the blank wall that faced Churchill Downs. He told us about his personal Greetings Tour project, and we thought it would be a great fit for our community. Together, we came up with content that was relevant to our city and created a piece of public art that warmly welcomes locals and visitors to the neighborhood. They were incredible to work with! We beam every time we drive up to the mural, and cannot thank them enough.”— JOHN & MARY KAY DIXON
L — Kentucky Bourbon / Fleur De Lis
O — Kentucky Bourbon / Fleur De Lis
U — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
I — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
S — Big Four Pedestrian Bridge
V — Big Four Pedestrian Bridge
I — Louisville Cardinals / UofL Sports
L — Louisville Cardinals / UofL Sports
L — Churchill Downs / Kentucky Derby
E — Churchill Downs / Kentucky Derby