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The Arts Council of Louisville celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the inaugural Black Media Expo 2018, presented by Louisville’s Finest: A Talent Showcase, sponsored in part by Republic Bank on November 3rd 2018! The event will take place in the Hotel Louisville Grand Ballroom located at 120 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Admission is $10 per person or $100 to reserve a table for 10. Media Vendor Space is $25. This event is open to the public and disability accessible. Event will include ACOL 20th Anniversary Celebration, “GrandMa’s Teaspoon of Wisdom” Book Signing by ACOL Founder/Storyteller Nana Yaa Asantewaa, Workshops, Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Hazel Joyner-Smith, Founder of the International Black Film Festival; Trailblazer Legacy Media Awards, and Panel “Empowering the Community Through Media: Where Do We Go From Here?” featuring local and national media professionals with Q & A Session!

The Trailblazer Legacy Media Awards is a special recognition of Black people’s ownership and creative endeavors in the Louisville media industry. Kentucky is a state where filmmaking, animation, cartooning, television, radio and music production; journalism, photography and videography has been on the rise. The Kentucky Film Industry has provided various resources for the state economy as a whole. Education adds value to the skills of those persons who are passionate and willing to establish their own media companies within Louisville and throughout Kentucky, providing jobs, products and services to the people in their communities and expanding exposure abroad. 

October 19th 

Media Vendor Space Submissions

October 25th

Table Reservations

Please text 502-554-1388 or e-mail Include first/last name, business and/or organization and cell phone number. Make check payable to Arts Council of Louisville and mail to: Arts Council of Louisville, Hotel Louisville, 120 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Confirmations will be sent once check has been received. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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ACOL 20th Anniversary/Black Media Expo 2018 Community Flyer

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ACOL 20th Anniverary/Black Media Expo 2018 Press Release

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