The 2017 Hospitality Tent Experience is available now for $99.00 Treat yourself and a guest to a fun day at St. James. Hospitality Tent Experience tickets are limited! Purchase by Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Click here for details.

The St. James Court Art Show will host a design competition for the 61st annual Art Show to be held October 6, 7 & 8 in historic Old Louisville. As part of the event, the show sells t-shirts and other items at a merchandise booth on St. James Court. The winning design in this competition will also be included in promotional venues, both print and electronic.The applicant whose design is chosen will receive a $1,000 cash award.

More Information and Competition Rules explained here.

The 2016 St. James Court Art Show High School Scholarship Competition




The St. James Court Art Show H.S. Scholarship Competition began in 1978 with a single pledge of $1,000 to one student artist. Over the past 37 years the St. James Court Art Show has awarded $330,550.00 scholarship dollars to 204 talented young students from the Louisville Metro area! On September 25, 2016 we will award $28,000 in scholarships for winning portfolios in painting, illustration, and sculpture.  These generous scholarships are sponsored by four Old Louisville Neighborhood Associations.  We would like to recognize the St. James Court Neighborhood Association, South 4th Street Association, Third Street Neighborhood Association and the 1300 Association for their loyalty and commitment to the arts and education.

The High School Scholarship Competition is modeled after the professional jury process used for the official St. James Court Art Show.  A Jury panel of professional working artists is hired to review each portfolio.  The annual competition is open to seniors from public, private and independent high schools in Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Southern Indiana as well as seniors outside the school system who are receiving art instruction from a professional art educator.  Seniors who are home-schooled are eligible to participate but must be instructed by and submit work through an art educator.  Please refer to the 2016 H.S. Scholarship Submission Guidelines and Portfolio identification & ENTRY FORM 2016.

Call for Emerging Artists

We are extremely excited to announce the continuation of the St James Court Art Show Emerging Artist Program as part of our ongoing celebration to honor 60 years of success.  Consistently ranked by artists as one of the top 10 in the country for sales at outdoor art shows, St James brings the largest collection of nationally recognized artists to Louisville for the enjoyment of patrons from equally as far.  To ensure another 60 thriving years, we have created this program to help emerging artists break into the business and hopefully contribute to the long-term vibrancy of our industry.

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Spaces are limited; deadline June 1.


Louisville Metro Park has installed new bike racks alongside the Fourth Division Police Sub Station in Central Park. Biking to the Art Show is a great way to get here and avoid the parking challenges of this urban neighborhood.