Thursday, February 14, 2013

Scrapboarding to retail alternative fine art in Louisville's historic 4th Street corridor

Block Party Handmade Boutique is among four new businesses currently under construction on 4th Street, Louisville, Ky.  just north of Chestnut Street between the Brown and Seelbach hotels.

Block Party Handmade Boutique is a collective of artisans who will retail ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, photography, crafts/accessories and 3-D fine art Scrapboarding, dubbed an alternative art form by the new retailer. Fine art and many other crafts and artworks will occupy a newly furnished eclectic refurbished store. An attractive glistening window display will attract shoppers to venture into the unique boutique. The store will open by mid-April.

"I'm extremely pleased to be involved in such a creative undertaking to provide downtown shoppers a place to search for all different kinds of art," said Carol Labashosky, creator of 3-D fine art scrapboarding." More than 30 artists have been juried into the new operation, according to Mary Levinsky, entrepreneur and owner of Block Party Handmade Boutique.

For pictures of the construction work in progress, be sure to join the Boutiques' facebook page and Barking Dog Enterprises facebook for updates. You can see the artists' wares at

Join Carol Labashosky's facebook, Barking Dog Enterprises at