There's a lot going on in downtown Shelbyville! Bourbon, Bacon & Butter Bake-Off, Youth Art Show, Bluegrass Clean Sweep, new business opening and renovation made possible by NPS/National Main Street grants!
Congratulations to our winners of the 2021 Bourbon, Bacon & Butter Bake Off!!
First Place - Professional & Overall Winner Cat Wolf
First Place - Amateur Laura Dennison
Second Place - Amateur Candace & Clayton Aylmer
Third Place - Amateur Doug Culton
Downtown Shelbyville Shop Small Guide
Your guide to EXPLORING, SHOPPING, DINING in Downtown Shelbyville!
You've Shopped Local, Now STAY Local and Shop Small
Thank you for your support during the past year. Our small businesses have survived because you believed in them and used your spending power to buy close to home. As we hopefully return closer to normal over the next several months, please continue to enjoy all the great finds you have made in downtown Shelbyville! We want you to STAY LOCAL! See all the retail opportunities below.
Remember when you asked that small business to support your fundraiser? It's time to support them. They are the heart of a town. Shop local !
Now that all seven sculptures of our Sculpture Walk are in place, we would like to invite you to visit downtown Shelbyville and see them!
Stargazer Lily 625 Main Street Sculptor: Ben Bridwell, Millennium Steel Werks A giant stainless steel flower; petals, stem and leaves all fabricated from stainless steel. Exclusive only to Shelby County; see two other designs by Ben on Washington Street.
Reaching For Our Potential Stargazer Plaza 618 Main Street Sculptor: Dave Caudill, Caudill Art This sculpture features a 30inch mirror finish stainless steel ball surrounded by painted shapes evoking laurel wreaths of mythic nobility atop a textured stainless column. It provides fascination through its reflections of viewers as well as those of the artwork’s colors. The subtle metaphors reinforce the marriage of community and individual potentials.
Butterfly Bench 422 Main Street Sculptors: Laura & Scot Kellersberger, Phoenix Creative Metal This sculpture is of steel construction with a sandblasted, powder coat primer. It is purple with blue accents.
Wings of the Phoenix 4th Street Median Sculptor: Jenny Hager, Havic Studios LLC This sculpture represents the story of rebirth. The great bird rises from the ashes. The wings are waterjet cut and gracefully adorn the top of an upward-sweeping abstract form. Aluminum is the material.
Reticulated Iris 419 Washington Street Sculptor: Ben Bridwell, Millennium Steel Werks Lisa Marie Fowler, Bead Artist The entire sculpture is made from stainless steel designed to look like a reticulated iris. Pearlescent, handmade glass butterflies dance above the flower in the breeze.
Wind Horse 315 Washington Street Sculptor: Dustin Miller, Abstract Metal Design Gallery Wind Horse emphasizes the Saddlebred horse and its iconic beauty in an abstract way. It is sculpted from aircraft grade aluminum and professionally powder coated.
Picture Frame 429 Main Street Sculptor: Ben Bridwell, Millennium Metal Werks Highly detailed stainless steel flowers; vines, and leaves grow across a canvas. The large flower has the center missing. Visitors are encouraged to stand behind the piece, put their face in the open flower and become part of the art work.
Facade Improvement Grants for Shelby's Small Business
Main Street America (MSA), Kentucky Main Street Program, City of Shelbyville and Shelby Main Street are pleased to offer the National Park Service (NPS) Main Street Façade Grant Improvement Program made possible by a grant through the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program administered by the NPS, Dept. of the Interior. This program will provide grants to Shelbyville building owners.
Who can apply for grants? Building owners of existing buildings within the Shelbyville National Historic Register District (NRHD) or eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Match requirement for owners is 30% of project total with 70% in grant dollars. Trace Kirkwood, Historic District Commissioner has worked tirelessly on behalf of building owners.