The Garden Variety – Photo Show and Contest

In participation with the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, First Light Gallery is hosting its first Photo Contest which will benefit the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.

In countless ways, we are surrounded by the beauty of nature. It sustains us, uplifts us, and makes comfortable our lives here on Earth. We enjoy the calming shade of trees, the sweet fragrance of flowers, the rustling of leaves tickled by a breeze, and kaleidoscopes of vivid colors. Yet beyond the simple beauty we see in the chromatic blossoms and lush greens around us exists our symbiotic union with the world of plants. To breathe is to enjoy the labors of our rooted cohabitants.

This photo contest has brought together a collection of photographs from lovers of nature and seers of its beauty. Whether a vast landscape or an intimate detail, a variety of unique perspectives are represented in this photo exhibition. Through this event it has been First Light Gallery’s wish to support and promote the vision of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and further involve and align the artistic community with their efforts.


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 4-9:00 pm (show remains open until November 11)

WHERE: First Light Gallery, 1009 E. Main St, Louisville KY 40206