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Muhammad Ali Center to Host the Final ‘First Friday at the MAC’ of the Summer on September 2nd

Part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, Held in Conjunction with WorldFest

Ali to Me: Art by Patrick Maxcy Exhibit to Open

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 26, 2016) — The Muhammad Ali Center, in partnership with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop and in conjunction with WorldFest, will host the final ‘First Friday at the MAC’ of the summer on Friday, September 2nd from 5:00-10:00 p.m. The family-friendly block party at the Ali Center includes live music, dance demonstrations, trivia, and a kids’ activities space. The event is free. Admission to the exhibits is $5 for adults and free for age 18 and under.

Ali to Me: Art by Patrick Maxcy will open on September 2nd and run through January 2nd. Colorado-based Maxcy produced six painted murals designed around Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles. He is the featured artist for the Fourth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards “Days of Greatness” events.

This ‘First Friday at the MAC’ will take place in conjunction with WorldFest—free on the Belvedere—across the pedway from the Ali Center, all weekend.

Activities include:

  • Mini Farmers Market presented by Louisville Grows
  • Global Game Changers Kid’s Space featuring activities with the Louisville Free Public Library
  • Social Marketplace with local community organizations
  • Performances by The Alley Theater Arts Caravan
  • Hip-hop dance workshop by A-One All-Stars
  • Live music by Wolf Holler and the Muddy Walters
  • Squallis Puppeteers
  • Trivia with comedian Sean Smith
  • Cash bar & local food trucks*

*Additional costs

Supports for First Friday at the MAC include: Republic Bank First Friday Hop, Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Squallis Puppeteers, Global Game Changers, The Alley Theater Arts Caravan, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Water Company, and A-One All-Stars.


The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit