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St James Court Art Show
September / October – Lousiville, Kentucky
The St James Court Art Show is one of the most prestigious art shows in the country.
With over 750 juried artists from North America, your hardest decision will be what not to buy. Voted the best art show in the nation in an annual survey of artists by the trade journal Sunshine Artist in 2003, 2004 and 2006, it is attended annually by more than 300,000 people.
This fine arts and fine crafts show is produced by a consortium of five non-profit neighborhood associations and one church in the St. James Court district in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes.
What began as a small art show to raise money for fountain repairs in 1957, by 1967 attendance had reached 40,000 with over 200 exhibitors offering a “mélange of paintings, antiques, photographs, flowers, painted stones, portrait sketches, ceramic and assorted bric-a-brac.” By 1992 St James Court Art Show had tripled in size from 200 to 600 exhibitors.
The St James Court Art Show has brought the neighborhood together and put Old Louisville on the map as home to one of the best art shows in the country.
For more event and festival information visit the St James Court Art Show website at http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com
ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA
Conrad Caldwell House Museum – During your next outing in Old Louisville, take a tour of the Conrad Caldwell House. This museum in Old Louisville offers a fine example of Richarsonian Romanesque architecture.
Louisville Central Park – Designed by the famed Fredrick Law Olmstead, this sixteen acre park hosts a free concert series and The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Speed Art Museum – Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art.
The Filson Historical Society – A nationally recognized center dedicated to collecting, preserving and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley history and culture.
Fourth Street Live! – This newest addition to downtown Louisville’s growing entertainment district offers numerous high-quality dining, retail, and entertainment venues under one roof. Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville on 4th Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, it’s only a short walk to downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and other major attractions.
For more event and festival information about the St James Court Art Show visit the relevant website at http://www.hillbillydays.com
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