St. James Court Art Show

The St. James Court Art Show is a well-known tradition locally, and nationally. The historic Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, is an ideal site for this fine art show due to its incredible history and charm. Old Louisville was named One of the Great Places of America by the American Planning Association in 2016. The St. James Court Art Show has been consistently ranked as one of the best art shows in the country:

#1 "Best Fine Art and Design Show Of The Past Ten Years” 2010-2020 by Sunshine Artist Magazine

#2 "Best Fine Art and Design Show” in 2022 by Sunshine Artist Magazine

#3 “All-Time Favorite Best Show of All Time” in 2021 by Sunshine Artist Magazine

#1 Best “Fine Art and Design Show” in the nation in 2019 by Sunshine Artist Magazine

Top 3 “Arts & Crafts Fairs” in KY by Kentucky Living Magazine in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Since 1957 the St. James Court Art Show has been a cornerstone of Louisville’s arts. Through our philanthropic work with local organizations, nonprofits, schools and churches, we have seen firsthand how art can enrich a community's culture. We believe art should be accessible to all, which is why the St. James Court Art Show has always been a free and ticketless event open to the public.

Show Features:

• Extensive advertising and promotion worth at least $30,000.00

• Booth Sitter Text Hotline- Get a booth sitter immediately!

• Security 24/7

• Friday, Saturday and Sunday Artist and Volunteer breakfast ​

• Water and snacks delivered to booth

• Indoor Artist Only restrooms

• Art show staff on site all show hours

Louisville is known for its bourbon, but it also has a unique spirit that defines its culture, arts and parks. It is an entirely different type of Southern. With a booming bourbon renaissance, iconic attractions, world-class hotels & venues and a renowned culinary scene, Louisville is an experience like no other city.

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