Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
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 62 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 a 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.
Admission is free, and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.
Testimonials: Insider Louisville called it "The MacDaddy of all art shows."
NEW in 2019 Indoor Artist hospitality area with bathrooms, beverages, and snacks
Daily Artist Breakfast hosted by a St. James Court resident
Opportunity to advertise a full-color image with booth location in the official art show program
$5,000 Founder’s Award
Booth sitters available when you need them.
Water and snacks delivered by volunteers throughout the day
Name and Booth location listed on website
24-hour site security provided by Louisville Metro Police
Staggered Assigned load-in time for organized load-in with space to unload. Early morning load-in option for those with long or delicate set-ups.
IMPROVED load-out system will be followed
Free on-street parking available
Experienced, helpful, friendly staff on-site all hours of the art show.