The MAMMOTH approach considers innovation as a collective process. We are inspired by the collective imagination of citizens in shaping and co-creating their city. At the core of the project is the urban city space and its cultural diversity, and through arts interventions, financial support, community projects, workshops and digital innovation, we invite you to join-in making Louisville Metro a city where all voices are heard.l
The main building was completed in 1863 and utilized by the Union Army. After the Civil War, it became the Magnolia Ham Company and over the next 100 years the facilities were expanded and used by myriad industries, including Louisville Paper Co.and Louisville Tin and Stove Company. In 2012, the 90,000 sq/ft warehouse was purchased by local artists determined to repurpose it as a creative community space. Inspired by repurposed buildings and creative artist communities around the world, the MAMMOTH’s founders saw potential for the historic building as a landmark space for creative arts.
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The Mammoth Collective's Public Support
The Mammoth Collective's Public Support
The MAMMOTH Collective is a professional crew of trans-disciplinary artists whose mission is to transform, rebuild, and uplift West Louisville through the development of equitable arts & culture programming and projects; projects initiated and produced by and for residents of the West End,
Art For All.
WE BELIEVE access to experiential Art (for all) enhances the human experience by inspiring the exploration of new ideas and strengthening cultural connections, thereby serving as a catalyst for creativity in action.
WE BELIEVE all voices of West Louisville need to be amplified and given a creative platform fo raising community awareness. The MAMMOTH is an accessible and equitable resource where community projects can be manifested, and dreams become reality.
WE BELIEVE every West End participant are entitled to tell their own stories and control their narrative, thus, all TMC productions will include the development of independent media, community reporting, and historical documentation.
The MAMMOTH Collective’s approach manifests creativity and innovation. Inspired by the collective imagination of citizens co-creating, we are reshaping our city together. We are opening a door to partner with local organizations, businesses, and individuals from West Louisville, Portland, and Downtown Louisville. Thereby sharing a safe, learning environment for all.
We celebrate and encourage cultural diversity, by bringing people of different backgrounds together for broad access to the Arts. The MAMMOTH hells enable Louisville Metro to be a city where all voices are heard adequately through creative means.
The MAMMOTH is a destination spot in West Louisville, impacting surrounding area
businesses economically and attracting local, regional, national, and international
visitors. As an Economic catalyst for California, Park Hill, Russell and Portland, and other West Louisville Neighborhoods, our non-profit organization provides creative opportunities and potential employment for young persons and adults.
Engaging participants with exceptional nationally and internationally renowned artists will encourage community dialogue, new relationships, and role models for students — all leading to additional creative projects and investment to benefit West Louisville.
The People of Mammoth
Inspired by the successes and frustration at the former LAVA House, the founders set out to purchase a building of our own. In March 2012, we showed up to 13th St. ready to work with a vision of bringing artists, musicians, community residents, and friends into the mix.
In short, the MAMMOTH space is a work-in-progress and it continues to evolve with physical and infrastructure improvements currently underway.
Over 12 years, and managed by a very dedicated group, the MAMMOTH has been converted into a creative space like no other in Louisville.
With 90,000sq, outdoor areas, and cemeteries kings’ 15-foot height, the space is equipped to handle nearly every type of art or cultural production. The MAMMOTH COLLECTIVE is bringing the vision to fruition.
About The Mammoth Collective
An exciting new addition to the Louisville art scene, the Collective includes a diverse group of emerging and experienced artists and cultural producers, from 19-55 years young.
Sam Brown, Brian Buchanan, Miranda Cisneros, Aron Conaway, Tamara Y. W. Conaway, Suzy Hawkfire, Lydia Comer, Logan Nichols, Cameron Deeb, Lilly Graham, Sean Johannessen, Andrew Kilmeier, Chris Artell, Anastasia, Alfredo, Tara Midkiff, Annie Mitchell, Rob Roberts, Liz Rubando, Emma West, Shannon Westerman, Aleister Cartwright, Phil Rodriguez, Ian, Remi..
About The Building
The main warehouse was built in 1865 by the Union Army. After the Civil War, it became the Magnolia Ham Company, and then facilities were expanded several times through the turn of the twentieth century. By 1920 the building was used by the Louisville Paper Company until it was sold to the Louisville Tin and Stove Company in 1961. In 2012, the 90,000 sq/ft warehouse was purchased by local artists determined to repurpose it as a creative community space. Inspired by repurposed buildings and creative artist communities worldwide, the MAMMOTH’s founders saw potential in the historic 150 years-old building.
The MAMMOTH approach considers innovation as a collective process. The collective imagination of citizens inspires us in shaping and co-creating their city. At the core of the project are the urban city space and its cultural diversity. Through art interventions, financial support, community projects, workshops, and digital innovation, we invite you to join in making Louisville a city where all voices are heard.
Most artists and residents of Louisville agree there is a need for a multi-purpose, creative arts space in our city. A destination for art, music, and dance studios, communal meeting areas, gallery and exhibition venues, recording facilities, practice spaces for bands and dance groups, hi-tech media center, and space for DIY artisans + craftspersons, and community projects.
Because the MAMMOTH provides vital missing components with equitable and accessible community-operated facilities and programs, the future is bright and its potential impact on the future of the West End is significant.