Paintings, purses and jewelry fill Louisville court

Paintings, purses and jewelry fill Louisville court

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For more than half a century the Saint James Court Art Show has been going and growing.

The 2014 show features 750 artists showcasing items for the estimated 300,000 people who will attend.

"We're a very sophisticated market here in Louisville and we're hard to please. Because we've been spoiled," said artist Wadia Newman.

[SLIDESHOW: 2014 St. James Court Art Show]

Newman's art of drawing Louisville landscapes stems from her career as an architect.

"It's a good way for me to honor the builders and the craftsmen of the past," she said.

The artists and craftspeople who've made the cut aim to please.

Landscape artist Marianne McDonald said, "It's amazing to me when a repeat customer comes in and wants to buy another piece."

McDonald is taking part in the show for the 13th year.

The leather goods, from Michigan's Ted Gilmer are here for their first.

"The community supports the show. People come out and they're actually buying things," he said.

But it isn't just Kentuckians who appreciate the art at the show.

"We have customers who fly in from other cities, Chicago and DC, so it's good. It's a fun weekend," Hartsfield said.

The St. James Court Art Show runs until Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.

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