Jeffersonville Arts Festival kicks off lineup with miniature horse fashion show | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – An unusual fashion show kicked off some of Jeffersonville’s upcoming public art events.

The Jeffersonville Public Art Commission hosted a community launch party to celebrate the 2022 lineup. The band from Jeffersonville High School performed while American Smokehouse Stadium provided food.

“There’s just a really special collaboration when artists work with organizations that do really important work in the community,” said Emily Dippie, public art administrator.

Amplify the Arts Party featured miniature horses that were dolled up and trotted past a crowd. The horses wore designs created by local artist Tammy Burke.

Each outfit was meant to represent some of Jeffersonville’s upcoming arts programs like Shakespeare in the Park or the Mural Festival.

The horses were from Opening Gates, a non-profit organization that offers horse-assisted therapy.

One of his programs, Spreading Joy, involves disguising horses. The group took part in the public arts-themed fashion show on Saturday.

“The main goal is to put smiles on faces and when the crowd sees the miniature horses in these costumes, I don’t think there will be a face that doesn’t have a smile on it,” Shara Wiesenauer said. , president of Opening Gates, mentioned.

After the show, attendees were allowed to take photos with the costumed miniature horses in exchange for a donation to Opening Gates.

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