Louisville arts and craft fairs offer some of the finest hand made work available in the eastern United States. Visitors come from miles around to purchase items that can’t be found anywhere else. Vendors of all kinds come to the arts and craft fairs in Louisville to set up their work with the hopes that more and more people will fall in love with the pieces they have worked so hard to make original and perfect.
Arts & Crafts at Iroquois. All items at this fair must be hand-made, so plan to visit Louisville, Kentucky, and come on an empty stomach as there will be many food vendors set up along the way, as well. Located just outside the Iroquois Amphitheater on New Cut Road during the Kentucky Music Weekend, Arts & Crafts at Iroquois will have vendors of all kinds set up for visitors to purchase items that they can’t do without. Items such as: turned wood, garden art, bead work, clay pottery, homemade soaps and much more will be available. To set up a booth for this three-day event, the cost is $75.00 and on-site camping is available for vendors.
Crescent Hill Art & Music Festival. This festival is home to over 90 artists that come out to join in the festivities, but art isn’t the only thing you’ll find here. The Crescent Hill Art Festival is in conjunction with a music festival, silent auction, and fireworks along with pet and car shows. Bands like the ‘Wulfe Bros’ often perform and if you haven’t had the opportunity to see the ‘Wulfe Bros’ perform, you are in for a treat. Each and every performance fills you with not only music, but the history behind each and every album the band produces which is art in itself. If you will be heading to this event, it is located at 103 South Peterson Ave in Louisville, Kentucky. Parking for the event is a little tricky as you will have to find a place to park along side streets or even in parking lots of other businesses. Careful though, some businesses do not allow parking for the event in their personal parking lots.
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. In April 2012, the Cherokee Triangle Association will hold their 41st annual art fair. It is a two-day event set to be held the weekend after ‘Thunder Over Louisville’, the kick-off to the Kentucky Derby, and the week before the Derby itself. The fair has free admission for visitors to browse through the work of more than 200 artist scheduled to attend. Food, music, children’s activities, and other entertainment will line the street of Cherokee Parkway during the event, as well. If you would like more information about this event, feel free to call the Cherokee Triangle Association at 502-459-0256. Handicapped parking is available at the art fair, but skateboards, pets, and other things of that sort should not be in the event area.
St James Court Art Show. Located on St. James and Belgravia Courts in beautiful historic Old Louisville, Kentucky, the annual St. James Court Art Show is expecting to host near 200,000 visitors and is held the first full weekend in October. Artist wishing to set up a booth must contact the show nearly a year in advance. To set up a booth the price is $500. Parking is hard to come by, so be sure to map out a route you’ll be taking. Parking in business parking lots cost an additional $5.00 and up. There will be a shuttle running for an additional $10.00 at different locations throughout the day for those who have to park further away.