St. James Court
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James Court Art Show
Official Web Site
St. James Court Art Show began five decades ago as a small open air
art fair taking up only a small corner of Old Louisville's St. James
Court. It has since grown into one of the largest in the country,
with over 700 artists coming from every corner of the country to display
every imaginable type of art work, including paintings, drawings,
prints, watercolors, ceramics, pottery and hand decorated porcelain,
jewelry, floral arrangements, metal work, wood work, furniture, toys,
crafts, stained glass and art glass, windows, clothing, needlework,
quilts, leather goods, enamel work . . . and the list goes on and
on. All exhibitors are expected to have produced the art work with
their own hands.
St. James Court Art Show has long ago outgrown its original location,
now crowding every inch of St. James, and Belgravia Courts, as well as
significant areas of Magnolia, 3rd and 4th Streets, and Central Park.
Well over a quarter million people attend the three day event, enjoying
the fine autumn weather and the elegant Victorian surroundings.
50th Anniversary 2006!
"Art Show" or "Art Fair?"
are some views of the show. Click on the thumbnails to see the
enlargement. Information continues below.
At the Fountain
it MUST be fun!
In the center of
St. James Court
The "Pink Palace"
A German couple
enjoys the show
On Fountain Court
The scene on
More Third Street
absolutely need to pack a lunch. Concessions
are available: hot dogs and brats, crab cakes and gyros, chicken, barbecue hot off the
smoker, elephant ears and other "fair" food.
Refreshments of soft drinks, wine, cold beer or (on cool days) hot cider are
not hard to find.
For a break, tour
the Conrad-Caldwell House, or one of the private homes that often open their
doors for house tours during the fair. Every year it's a little
may be a problem, especially if you don't come early. Later in the
day, expect to pay at least $5 to $10 if you want to park near the
action. Many neighborhood and block associations sell parking
with proceeds going to Old Louisville improvements or charities.
Ask if you want to be sure.
Park West Association provides valet parking (for
about $10)! Drop off and pick up is at 6th and Magnolia. No more
parking worries for those who wish to take advantage of this
Street Parking Restrictions
application material or more information about the show, please go
to the official St.
James Court Art Show web site. Application materials
can also be downloaded. Almost any other information you should need about the show
is also available. It's a
wealth of info for those who are really interested in the show.
Art Show on Friday and Saturday, you can continue the
celebration into the night a seven blocks north on Fourth Street
between Chestnut and Broadway at Oktoberfest Louisville.
Live Music & Entertainment, German Food and Free Admission!
James Court Introduction Page
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Year's (2006) St. James Court Art Show will take place October 6-8
James Art Show Hours: First Weekend in October
Friday and Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
map and a parking
of the 2000 Art Show:
Thursday Oct 5, setting up
Friday Oct 6, Day 1
Oct 7, Day 2
of the 1999 Art Show
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