They say Smoketown got its name from the smoke-producing brick factories that crowded the neighborhood almost two hundred years ago. But the neighborhood earns it name again and again, every year on Independence Day. The Fourth in Smoketown means 3 main things: food, family, and fireworks. Under the roof of the pavilion at Shelby Park – not technically a part of Smoketown, but a nearby ...

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by Taylor Killough I knew it as soon as I walked in the door. Well, maybe it wasn’t that fast. But within minutes of my first time at the Muhammad Ali Center, I knew it was a place unlike any other. I knew it was a place I needed to be. I was 22, fresh from undergrad and new to Louisville, looking for direction and meaning and someplace to land for a while. Volunteering at a middle s...

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JUNE 13, 2016
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In 1969, not long after devastating loss of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tw...
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Kertis Creative is seeking two 2016 summer interns. If you are interested in joining us in the the fields of video production / photography and/or graphic design please visit this page for more information. The deadline for submissions is March 15th. Thanks for your interest!

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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Many of us at Kertis Creative have grown up exploring the mountains and towns of Appalachia, and many of our friends and family members—from West Virginia to Kentucky to North Carolina—call it home. It’s a complex, diverse region, with countless stories to hear and tell. This past Spring, we were thrilled to partner with the Appalachia Funders Network (AFN), a group of 80 grantmakers wor...

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