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St. James Court Art Show October 2nd Through 4th

2015 event set for Friday, October 2nd through Sunday October, 4th

StJamesArtThe 59th Annual St. James Court Art Show will once again bring the best artisans and craftsmen along with thousands of visitors to the Historic Old Louisville area as this traditional event gets underway during the first weekend in October.

More than 700 artisans from all over the United States return to one of Metro Louisville’s unique and historic neighborhoods for the Nation’s premier arts and crafts venue.

“Old Louisville will once again show why it is one of our most unique neighborhoods in Metro Louisville. Thousands of visitors will have the opportunity to walk, look, shop and enjoy the best arts and crafts. We are ready to welcome everyone,” says Councilman David James (D-6).  “The St. James Court Art Show not only has brought millions of dollars in economic development and tourism to our City, it is an important way to help preserve this unique neighborhood.”

The Art Show offers a wide variety of booths featuring furniture, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, photography and paintings.

“The month is an exciting time to be in Old Louisville. We start the fall festivities with the St. James Court Art Show which is one of the premier art events in the United States. We are proud of how the show has grown and the opportunity if affords us to showcase this great historic neighborhood.  We invite everyone to attend this iconic event,” says Howard Rosenberg, President of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.  “The next week-end, October 9 and 10 is the Garvin Gate Blues Festival and this is followed on October 15, 16, 17, and 18 by the Victorian Tales of Terror.  We end the month with the Spirit Ball on October 27 sponsored by the Conrad-Caldwell House.”

Once again the St. James Court Art Show will have some special features:   

  • Chrysler Ride and Drive Experience –  a chance to check out the latest Fiat models and give one a test drive at 4th & Magnolia
  • Kentucky Shakespeare will be performing daily from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre in Central Park.
  • The Garvin Gate Blues Festival is hosting a Blues Stage. Musicians will perform daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday, then 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.
  • A slew of Louisville’s fabulous Arts & Cultural Attractions will be showcased at YES FEST in Central Park.
  • Lundy’s Special Events is set up in Central Park with a new array of food options for our patrons.

Where do I Park? This is one of the most asked questions at this time of year. A public parking map is shown on the website to help you find the perfect spot.

  • TARC will provide a new Zero Bus Shuttle from the Brown Garage on Fourth St. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes.
  • The Second Street Neighborhood Association operates a shuttle service from The Jefferson Community Technical College parking lot.
  • Valet parking will also be available at 6th & Magnolia for $20.
  • Dupont Manual High School, YPAS, Noe Middle School and Cochran Elementary will all have public pay lots available.

Rain or shine, the Art Show will take place on October 2, 3, & 4.  There is no admission fee. This is a pet free event.

Sponsors for the 2015 St. James Court Art Show are: Anheuser Busch/Goose Island, Councilman David James Metro Louisville, DBS Interactive, Chrysler Group, Stor All Self Storage, Kentucky Monthly Magazine, KET Public TV, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, and TARC.

For additional information contact Margue Esrock@stjamescourtartshow.com or visit their websitehttp://www.sjcas.com

While the Art Show is a fun time for many, the Councilman’s office also reminds everyone that there will be many street closures and no parking areas around the St. James Court area:

STREET CLOSURES

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Alley between Third Street and Fourth Street from Magnolia Street to Hill Street
Alley between Fourth Street and St. James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street
R Chin Alley from Sixth Street to Hill Street

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Saint James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street
Magnolia Street from Third Street to Sixth Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street

NO PARKING AREAS

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Park Avenue (south side) from Fourth Street to Sixth Street
Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Saint James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street
Magnolia Street from Third Street to Levering Street

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Third Street (west side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street
Third Street (east side) from Burnett Street to Hill Street
Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street
Sixth Street (east side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Hill Street from Second Street to Sixth Street
Fourth Street (east side) from Hill Street to Gaulbert Avenue

From 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 2nd until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Hill Street (north side) from Second Street to Sixth Street will be restricted to Handicapped Parking

Handicap Parking Areas
North lanes of Hill Street between 3rd and St. James Court from 9:00 a.m. on Friday to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
East side of 6th Street near Magnolia along Central Park from 8:00 a.m. on Thursday to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
NOTE: No Handicap Parking at St. James Court and Fountain Court (across from the fountain on the east side of street)

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available on both sides of Magnolia Avenue from 6th Street westward to the alley.

Media Parking Areas
Media parking is available across from the LMPD 4th Division in south lane of Magnolia, beginning at the end of the tents and going westward towards 6th Street.  Signs will be posted.

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