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Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The Big Four Bridge Lawn was built for special events. It features four acres of tree lined walks on the Ohio River within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, NuLu, shopping, 4th Street Live, and a family friendly atmosphere. Over two million visitors come to Waterfront Park annually and more than 25,000 walk the bridge every weekend. With three years of preparation, a strong patron base has been developed.

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits

  • Promotions will include advertisements in regional newspapers, radio, magazines, billboard, flyers, j-peg postcards, posters, billboard, along with a social media blitz.
  • The Premiere Gala will be held on Friday the 8th of September. It will include 450 known collectors and supporters of the arts and a Meet and Greet evening on the river. The Gala is optional after set-up on Friday.
  • There is a minimum of $2,500 in cash awards.
  • Light buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Great rates at participating hotels.
  • Trolley pick-up in the morning and delivery in the evening.
  • All of this year’s participating artists will by-pass the jury selection next year and booth fees will be frozen.

About the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival

This festival is supported by the State and City Tourism Boards, non-profits, artisan guilds, and artists. The Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River is 40 acres of lawn and tree lined walks. All for the purpose of special events and festivals. The City of Louisville is very supportive and assist groups that stage these events. This opens up the opportunity for advertising that reaches out to large volumes of people.

For more information, contact b4b@twc.com.


St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 announces a call for more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The St James Court Art Show 2017 will be held the first full weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is ranked in the top ten fine art and craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This autumn tradition draws over 100,000 visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items.

The show is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville which boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and crafts which will be exhibited and sold along Saint James Court, Belgravia Court, Magnolia Avenue, and the adjacent blocks of Third and Fourth Streets.

Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works. They include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, and glass art. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships, and neighborhood maintenance and restoration. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.

Artist amenities include artist’s breakfast, lunches, after-party, monetary award prizes, social media marketing, regional print ads, and scheduled television interviews before the show opening on Friday.

About the St James Court Art Show

The St James Court Art Show is in its 61st year. The show was created by Old Louisville residents to fund their deteriorating neighborhood in the late 50’s. All monies raised by the art show go right back into the neighborhood preservation. Gaslights, the St James Court fountain, park benches, and flower urns are maintained using art show funds. $28,000 in college scholarships are given away yearly to high school seniors pursuing art in college. This yearly event has become on of Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. There is a very loyal patron base. Many patrons use it as a Girl’s Weekend or Family Reunion time resulting in a high sales volume show. The neighborhood residents embrace the artists and offer southern hospitality. Lodging is easy to find either Downtown or at the airport. Either is just 2-3 miles away.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.


St James Court Art Show – Call for Artists

Call for artists for the 60th Anniversary, 2016 St. James Court Art Show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 29 Apr 2015

This outdoor show is set in beautiful Historic Old Louisville, Kentucky. Five neighborhood associations and one church organize and run this show that covers four square blocks. Each group juries their own artists but operates simultaneously.

This three day event is a Louisville tradition bringing 150,000+ art patrons from all over the region. Artist amenities include award money, artist breakfast, artist lunches, acknowledgment of long time artists, and 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.

The St. James Court Art Show has been operating continuously for 60 years. Proceeds from the art show help preserve this historic Victorian neighborhood. $28,000 in college scholarship money was given out in 2015.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.

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