The 56th Annual St. James Court Art Show

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Family Adventure Day

PhotobucketThis year, the 56th annual St. James Court Art show will be held October 5-7 in historic Old
Louisville. For three days each year, artists and artisans from all over the country come together to
display and sell their wares. You can find everything from the most intricate hand blown glass to the
sturdiest handmade wooden puzzles, as well as everything in between.

The St. James Court Art Show is a longstanding tradition in my family. We go every year,
sometimes for more than one day. We walk around and search for fun items to add to our collections,
eat fair food, and play on the playground at adjacent Central Park. We always try to find unique
Christmas ornaments for our tree, and I have gotten everything from hand blown glass globes to
stained glass chili peppers to metal robot Santas. It makes decorating the tree for Christmas a fun and
memorable experience.

PhotobucketEvery year we check out The Toy Tree for handmade wooden puzzles and toys; my boys always
need a new Jacob’s ladder from this exhibitor. We’ve gotten everything from fractal art to marker
trucks to unique ceramic piggy banks for the kids in past years. I like to stock up on hand painted
greeting cards by Charlotte Fung Miller for personal notes and thank-yous throughout the year, as well
as earrings made from antique buttons from Timeless Charm. There are also handmade lotions and
perfumes, a booth full of tie-dyed apparel, and teddy bears made from recycled fur coats. And whether
you have $20 to spend or $200, there is a special treasure there for you to find.

PhotobucketAfter we’ve searched all the artists’ booths for our treasures, stocked up on Kizito cookies, and
eaten our pork chop sandwiches, we head over to Central Park to let the kids play on the playground.
Once we’ve all had a chance to recuperate, we head to pick up the car from the valet at 6th and
Magnolia, which is totally worth the $20 at the end of the day.

You can find more information on the St. James Court Art Show on their website. I hope to see you there!

By guest contributor: Maggie

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