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New art gallery + shop opens in downtown Louisville, KY

Right in time for the holiday season. 👀

A circular wooden sign bearing the name "Capacity Contemporary Exchange | Art & Design" hangs on a white wall. There's a black arch painted on the wall slightly above the wooden plaque.

Capacity Contemporary Design opened at the end of October.

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Speaking of downtown openings, Capacity Contemporary Exchange — a new art gallery founded by artist Casey Dressell — is now open at 641 W. Main St. across from 21c Museum Hotel.

The shop offers artisan goods from Ohio Valley makers and beyond + a gallery space that will exhibit the works of multiple artists throughout the year. Currently on display is the mixed-media “Interlaced: A Selection of New Work by Kat Cox,” who serves as an assistant professor of ceramics and fibers at the Hite Institute at UofL.

A sunny table bears many artisan wares in front of a street-facing window. On the table are ceramic bowls, a small potted tree, blankets and wovens, and candles.

Capacity Contemporary Exchange looks to host 5-6 gallery exhibitions a year.

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Here are a few things we loved in-store:

Check out the new space Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sat.-Sun., 12-4 p.m.

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