St. James Art Show attracts thousands

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 6:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The sounds and the many sights of the St. James Court Art Show are so sweet.  There are 700 booths and 16 categories of art for people to peruse.

”There's basically something here for everybody,” Mark Eubank said.

Sisters Teia Garner and Svea Allgeier have been coming to the art show together for more than two decades.

“We just love to come out here every year and find the coolest weird stuff, things we don't normally see in Louisville,” Svea Allgeier said.
 
Lots to take in and lots of people descend upon Old Louisville the first weekend of October. Mark Eubank from Eubank, Ky. didn't travel far to get here. For the second year in a row he's brought his handcrafted dulcimers. It's the Kentucky state instrument.

This show has probably a larger volume of good art than any place I go,” Eubank said.

While the art is certainly the focus of the St. James Court Art Show, it's the people too that keep this Louisville tradition alive and growing year after year.

“People here seem to be very discerning; they understand good art and they are very complimentary,” Eubank said.

“There's some people we buy from every year and we come back and see them once a year,” Allgeier said.

Today was beautiful but you can bet--rain or shine-- the crowds will come for this once in a year experience.

“We've come in the rain; we've come when it's colder.  We just dress for the occasion. We might come back tomorrow,” said Garner.
 

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