One of the top fine art shows in the country
Consistently ranked as one of the top Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Shows in the country*, the St. James Court Art Show attracts 250,000 visitors annually from all across the nation who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that crafted them. Held annually on the first full weekend of October, the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for over 63 years.
We take great pride in the focus and importance we place on our participating artists. The St. James Court Art Show exists to connect our artists with art enthusiasts. Our team works hard year round to ensure that the show remains to the level of expectations that our artists and guests deserve.
In 2018 we invested in an marketing agency to increase our marketing and advertising efforts. Our media coverage reaches national regional and local outlets. Regional coverage includes Louisville Public Media, Extol Magazine, CityBeat- CiNWeekly, TOPS Lexington, Courier-Journal, LEO Weekly, Voice-Tribune, Louisville Magazine, StyleBlueprint, as well as all local NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliated televisions stations. Our 2018 social media marketing accounted for a total of 1.3 million impressions on Facebook with posts reaching 641,500 thousand people nationwide.
A total of $10,000 in awards is presented by the jurors to be awarded to artists where excellence is determined.
*September 2018: #12 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s Top 100 Fine Art Shows in the U.S.
2020 Call for Artists – Application Deadlines and Booth Pricing by Section:
|Section||Application Open||Application Deadline||Apply via||10′ x 10′ Booth|
|St. James Court Section||11/1/2020||5/1/2020||Zapplication.org||$575|
|Belgravia Court Section||11/1/2020||4/1/2020||Zapplication.org||$575|
|Fourth Street Section||4/15/2020||Zapplication.org||$565|
|3rd Street Section||12/15/2019||4/15/2020||Zapplication.org||$575|
|The 1300 Block Section||1/1/2020||6/1/2020||Download Online Here||$550 – $600|
|West End Baptist Church||CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS||N/A||CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS||$575|
Questions? Contact Us.
Information for Specific Sections
Exhibitor Info At-A-Glance
There are six sections of the art show. Each section juries artists. Artists may apply to any section(s). Once invited and a booth fee payment is made, the artist is then with that section for the current show year.
Our artists are important to us. We work hard all year long to make sure Louisville knows you are going to be here the 1st weekend of October. Our annual marketing plan includes Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Monthly, Nashville Arts, Playbill Cincinatti, StyleBlueprint, ArtFairCalendar.com, Insider Louisville, Ad Network Kentucky, Art FM WXOX 97.1 FM, WAVE 3 TV, Facebook, Instagram, and subscriber based e-newsletters.
Exhibitor Parking Information
Exhibitor Parking Map Please note that paid parking lots at area schools, churches and valet parking are fundraisers for these organizations. Patronizing them is much appreciated.
Choose to Pay to Park and help raise money for these organizations:
- Cochran Elementary School: 500 W Gaulbert
- DuPont Manual High School: 120 W. Lee St.
- Noe Middle School: 121 W Lee St.
- Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS): 1517 S 2nd St.
Handicapped Parking is available on the East Side of 6th (along Central Park) at 6th & Magnolia Ave. and the north lane of Hill between St. James Court and 3rd Streets.