2023 Schedule

Thank you to everyone who made this year so great! Click the button below to read a full recap of the 2023 Portland Art and Heritage Fair, and we hope to see you next year!

Sep. 21st, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Celebrating Portland with Filson Historical

Meet at Filson Historical Society for a bus tour of Portland neighborhood landmarks led by Portland Museum Co-Director Danny Seim and Board Vice-President Ed White. Purchase a ticket today with the button below!

9:00 AM

The Portland Almost 5k

Start your day a run, jog, walk, or roll through some of our neighborhood’s most beautiful vantage points. The scenic route begins in the morning dew of Lannan Park, crosses the typically closed bridge onto Shippingport Island, then circles back.

11:00 AM

Kentucky Yoga Initiative Class

Recharge after your run, or start your day, with a free guided yoga course in front of Portland Museum. While the Fair sets-up in the backyard, enjoy a relaxing yet athletic experience from the pros at the Kentucky Yoga Initiative. No sign-up required, just be here and be ready to flex!

11:00 AM

The Fair Begins

The moment we’ve all been waiting for! Venture into Portland Museum and its acre backyard to experience the ninth annual Portland Art and Heritage Fair and its wealth of activities as listed below.

Noon – 2:30 PM

Tip It Forward Mobile Wellness Clinic

A community favorite, Tip It Forward and their plus bus will be back offering free acupressure treatments! Enjoy their holistic care and receive more information on whole health between mind, body, and spirit.

Noon – 2:00 PM

Squallis Puppeteers Puppet DJing

While exploring the fair enjoy the sweet vinyl sounds of Hippie Johnny from Squallis Puppeteers.

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Printmaking Demonstrations

A Portland Museum classic spearheaded by printmaker extraordinaire Shannon Delahanty. Join Shannon as she walks visitors through using a letterpress machine, and walk home with a free, custom poster printed before your eyes and maybe even by your hand!

2:00 PM

Louisville Leopard Percussionists Performance

LIVE at Portland Museum, it’s the Louisville Leopard Percussionists! Enjoy an hour of drums and keys the likes of which you’ve never seen.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Made In Portland
Special Exhibition

A new exhibit featuring thirty different artists who have made impact locally, nationally, or globally from a home, studio, or history in the Portland neighborhood.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Community Tabling

As it does ever year, the 2023 Art and Heritage Fair will feature vendors from the community! Already signed up are art collectives, nonprofit initiatives, craft vendors, and more.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Food Trucks

What’s an event without food? We dare not imagine it. Featured will be meals from Haitian Exotica, beer from Shippingport Brewing, deserts from the Hip Hop Sweet Shop, and more!

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“We Love Portland” Catfish Club

Let the world know why you love Portland and answer other artfully printed questions to help Portland Museum steer the good ship AHOY!

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Squallis Puppeteers Fingerpuppet Workshop

Returning for its second year, enjoy this classic activity and make your own fingerpuppet!

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calligraphy Workshop

Join Jen Grove from Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery for a taste of calligraphy at the Portland Museum. Jen will show you how to hold the pen, practice a few combined strokes, and tell you a bit about the history of writing. She will also write your name in calligraphy on a piece of mat board time allowing. Come make your mark! All ages welcomed.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Louisville Academy of Music Instrument Petting Zoo

Play an instrument? Don’t? Either way, come learn about and observe the making of music with the Louisville Academy of Music. Featured throughout the day will be student performances and the chance to play a tune yourself.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Printed Zinemaking Workshop

After its success with Paperview Zinefest, Printed is bringing back the zinemaking workshop to the Fair! Color and customize your own zine based on historic Portland photography and letterpress material at Printed’s table.


And More Surprises

You never know what might just happen at the Art and Heritage Fair. Come out and experience whatever else might occur, planned or otherwise!

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