On Saturdays from 4 PM to 6 PM in February 2022, the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall in Lexington, Kentucky, presents the Love Always Experience, hosted by DJ Always. Each Saturday offers its own way to engage with Black History Month and the many arts of DJ Always. Expect everything from entertainment and education, to collaboration and making, to merchandise and vending.
Saturday, February 12
Get into Black History Month with music provided by DJ Always during this open house of products Love Always and a prompted community conversation led by the host.
Saturday, February 19
One of DJ Alway's regular workshops, the doodle series highlights self worth and the importance of affirming words. Everyone is welcome and participants can bring a digital image of someone if they'd like to make a personalized doodle.
Saturday, February 26
DJ Always hosts a forum on Black music and its importance to Black History and the Movement. Featuring Words Of Wisdom with Brother Bobby with Jonathan Bronaugh.
About DJ Always
As long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion and love for the arts.
I was introduced to the art of drawing and painting at King Elementary. It was around this same time I was shown art in diverse forms like music and dance at the Parkland Drum Corps (River City Drum Corps). It was opportunities like this, granted by my community, where I learned my passion.
This growing passion sparked a fire within that could only be tamed by giving back what I was given. I have taught jewelry classes, drumming, and drum making. Not only do I know the importance of giving back, I also am blessed to use my craft in an entrepreneurial capacity.
Through the years I have crafted woven masterpieces worn globally; hand painted and designed shirts; and created multimedia promotions for several clients.
My moniker “Love Always” shows my love for the arts and grants me opportunity to weave all of my passions into one fluid tapestry combining music, fashion, and craftsmanship. I want to continue being an example for the youth in West Louisville by showing them there is not only value in their creativity, ideas, and work; but it is necessary.
Albert Shumake aka DJ Always
Love Always Owner and Designer