St. James Court Art Show kicks off in Louisville

What is to be expected and what there is to see

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter


Start gathering your money to purchase a variety of unique artworks at this year’s St. James Art Show.

This year marks the 62nd year of the St. James Court Art Show on Belgravia Court in Louisville. The show is surrounded by old Victorian homes in the Old Louisville neighborhood by 3rd Street. Artists from a variety of genres and talents come from all over the country to exhibit and sell their items they have created. Every year, the event takes place on the first weekend of October. It started Oct. 5, and will end Sunday, Oct. 7.

Admission to the show is free, and over 100,000 people attend each year, surrounded by a variety of food and drinks, including barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, cookies, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and all of the typical fried fair food. The show even has different local companies in attendance, such as “Graeter’s Ice Cream” and “Steel City Pops”.

The show displays numerous artworks from hundreds of exhibitors, such as paintings, photography, ceramics, a variety of jewelry, hand blown glass, leather bags, clothing and many others.

One of the exhibitors, Lucy Moore, who is from Anniston, Alabama, has been involved with the show for 52 years. A while back, she had stopped because of the hassle, but ended up coming back and has had her booth set up in the same spot for 5 years.

“I’ve been doing this for a very long time,” Moore said. “At this point, this show has become a part of my life every year and it just keeps growing.”

Her business is called “Lucy’s Toys” and consists of faux fur blankets, toys, puppets and vests that are all machine washable. She is the creator of the business, but her son, Tom, and her daughter, Diana, are the ones who create the products. To view their products, visit their website

For some, the show is an event to look forward to every year.

“I love going. It’s so cool to see all the different artists and the crazy things they can create,” Geoffrey Pearson, New Albany resident, said.