2023 marks the 51st anniversary of this rite of spring in one of Louisville’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods.
The Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is a juried fair with more than 200 artists’ booths. The two-day event is free and open to the public. The Art Fair is held in Louisville’s historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood on tree-lined Cherokee Parkway between Willow Avenue and Cherokee Road. The neighbors are friendly and welcoming as they celebrate spring with old and new friends alike. The Art Fair began in 1972 and has been one of the area’s favorite events ever since.
In addition to a high-quality and diverse selection of art, patrons of the fair can enjoy food, drink, and entertainment. The popular Children’s Parade kicks off the event each year at 10:00 a.m., and all kids are welcome to participate in this joyful, themed march. Other attractions include the Cherokee Triangle Association booth with offerings of Cherokee Triangle branded merchandise and apparel, and a Children’s Art Tent for hands-on activities throughout the weekend.
The annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is the major fundraiser for Louisville’s Cherokee Triangle Association (CTA), and proceeds are returned to the community and neighborhood. The CTA uses proceeds from the Fair to fund summer concerts in Willow Park and to make donations to the Highlands/Shelby Park branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, Highlands Community Ministries, and other local charities.
The applications for artists and vendors for this year’s fair have closed. If you’d like to be considered for a spot in the 2024 event, please check back with us in November when we open up the application again.
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Due to the art fair having always been held in the center of our neighborhood and park area, we’re unfortunately unable to create or specify any kind of parking area for events. We know it can be tricky, but there are plenty of public streets to park along nearby.
For attendees that plan to come by car, your parking options are finding a spot on one of the surrounding streets in the neighborhood (along with the residents vehicles) or utilizing one of the metered spots along Bardstown Rd. We ask that you please be cautious while driving in the neighborhood as there are many pedestrians, including children, as well as wildlife and pets in the area. Please also be conscious of not blocking any alleys, driveways or traffic signs.
For those with mobility challenges or aides, we recommend being dropped off by someone/a ride service directly outside one of the entrances to the Art Fair premises. They are on the corners of Willow Ave. + Cherokee Pkwy or Cherokee Pkwy + Cherokee Rd.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding of our limitations. Our traffic volunteers at the Art Fair entrances can answer any questions you may have and can point you in the right direction.
Our selection process has ended and all artist and vendors have been decided for the 2023 Art Fair. Thank you to all those who sent in an application and showed interest in our event! The application process for the 2024 Art Fair will begin again in the fall. So please check back here in late November/early December for more details.
For any other questions or information, email our committee of volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Without volunteers to set up and work the event, the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair would not be possible. We’re always looking to add to our list of helpers and this year is no different. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of your neighbors and have lots of fun! This includes responsible teenage volunteers too, and it’s a great way for them to complete service hours for school.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, we’d love to have you! Please click the button below to see what help is needed and to sign-up for a shift, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your availability.