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Thousands flock to St. James Court Art Show

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been an Old Louisville tradition for nearly 60 years.

Thousands of people headed to Saint James Court to find some unique and even wearable art.  Organizers said the event draws in around 300,000 people.  Those folks can come to enjoy and purchase art in sixteen different mediums, including paintings, photography, and clay pottery.

Organizers say the show is a good place to find one-of-a-kind art.  City leaders say the impact extends beyond the confines of the St. James Court.

"It has brought to Kentucky and Louisville lots of economic development, community pride.  We have Kentucky Crafted artists, we have artists from all over the United States," said Metro Councilman David James, Dist. 6.

James said it is the biggest art show in the United States.  He said the Kentucky Crafted products make a big difference.

"We have artwork and people who are supporting the local economy.  Supporting the local economy equates to jobs. Not only that, but you have the economic development that takes place right here in Old Louisville," James said.

James said the volunteers who help make money for the Old Louisville district pay for the gas lights, the upkeep of the fountain and have even purchased a playground for an elementary school down the street.

The show features artwork from more than 700 juried artists and takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

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