South Third Street Exhibitors
Application Fee: $35.00 nonrefundable, payable online at Zapplication.org or by sending a check to 3rd Street Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 3012, Louisville, KY 40201. All new and returning exhibitors must submit application each year. 3rd Street does not accept paper applications.
Booth Fee: 10’ x 10’ booths are $550 (Third St Section Booth MAP).
Special requests can be made for end or extra wide spaces. Booth Fees are payable at time of registration via a check. Booth fees may be paid online via Zapplication or can be mailed to 3rd Street Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 3012, Louisville, KY 40201.
Sales Tax: Kentucky law requires collection of a 6% sales tax on all sales made during the Art Show.
Application & Registration Information
To Apply: go to Zapplication.org, click on St. James Court Art Show® – 3rd Street Section
Application Deadline: April 15
Jury Notification: December for returning artists and after May 15, for new artists.
*One application per artist/medium. Business partners or spouses working in different media must apply separately; those working as partners to create the same body of work and occupy the same booth space may submit one application. Single artists may apply for two spaces either to display work in two separate media or to display one medium in a double space. The number of double spaces is limited, and there is no guarantee regarding their availability. Artists applying in two different medium categories must submit an application, handling fee and slides for both media. Artists may not apply in more than one category with the same body of work.
Instructions for Submitting an Online Application
The 3rd Street section only accepts application through the online application program called Zapplication. You must have access to an email account to register on Zapplication.
- Go to www.zapplication.org
- Register with Zapplication.
- Apply to the St. James Court Art Show® – 3rd Street Section using our online application. We accept 3 digital images of art work plus a booth shot.
- All artists will be notified via email of their status. (Invited, Waitlist, Rejected.)
Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own tents and displays, which should be sufficiently sturdy to withstand weather and crowds. The average space allotment is 10’ x 10’, but this varies since it is an outdoor show where natural and man-made obstructions can limit or increase its size. Tents should not be bigger than 10’ x 10’, nor should display height exceed 12’ to clear overhead tree branches. The show is held in a residential neighborhood; booth spaces are located mostly on concrete or grassy, tree-laden areas, with some straddling curbs, curb cuts, walkways or driveways; there are few spaces with perfectly flat ground. 3rd Street is lined with trees, which block direct sunlight; booths along Magnolia have the least exposure to the sun. All booths on 3rd Street face west; booths on Magnolia face north. Exhibitors must abide by all local fire regulations.
Returning exhibitors will be given preferred booth space whenever possible and every effort will be made to accommodate the special needs of the physically handicapped. New exhibitors will be placed in the remaining booths after returning exhibitors have been assigned. Special requests will be considered, but the Art Show has the right to deny a request or change an exhibitor space if it is deemed necessary. The exhibitor’s full cooperation is expected in this matter.
Electricity is not available! No odor/quiet generators are permitted and battery-powered lighting is acceptable.
All storage must be neatly concealed within or around your booth.
No chairs or obstacles of any kind are permitted outside the designated booth space.
Booth setup is required the day before the show starts. On Thursday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. registration and booth set up takes place. You must register in person prior to setting up your booth. Loading and unloading is permitted in close proximity to booth locations. If your booth is located on Magnolia, We ask that after you unload your vehicle, you proceed to parking and return on foot to continue booth set-up.
On Friday morning all artists must have their booths ready for the street jury and open for business by 9 am. Vehicles may not enter Magnolia after 8:30 a.m. show days.
Each artist with a booth location on 3rd Street will be assigned the street area behind his or her booth for parking which generally allows for a full size van or smaller. Extended vans, u-hauls, and most trailers will not fit. It is necessary for these vehicles to park elsewhere as they may not block traffic or infringe on your neighbor’s space. Artists located on Magnolia Street and other very large vehicles cannot be allowed to travel Magnolia Street during peek set-up hours. They must wait until later in the evening when there is less congestion.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations submitted in writing before August 1 will be refunded less a $75 cancellation/handling fee. No refunds of any kind will be made after August 1, including exhibitors who are “no-shows”. The booth fee is for rental of exhibit space by the applicant ONLY and is not transferable to another artist. If the registered artist cannot participate, control of booth space reverts back to the Art Show and refunds are made per the above stated policy. Refunds are not made if inclement weather is experienced during the course of the show.
Security is provided for displays only during the hours the show is not in operation. 3rd Street is in an urban residential area, so reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of you and your property. All work exhibited is at the artists’ own risk. It is recommended that each exhibitor obtain general liability insurance, as the show’s insurance does NOT extend coverage for exhibit damage or bodily injury.