St. James Art Show patrons encouraged to TARC and PARC [Society]


TARC is again offering public transportation from downtown Louisville to the St. James Court Art Show Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

“The St. James Art Show is a beloved city institution, and finding a parking spot in Old Louisville that’s convenient on a nice day is difficult,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “We’re hoping visitors consider our service as an alternative.” The St. James Court Art Show began five decades ago as a small open air art fair taking up only a small corner of Old Louisville's St. James Court.  It has since grown into one of the largest in the country, with over 700 artists coming from every corner of the country to display every imaginable type of art work.

TARC’s buses will leave PARC’s Brown Hotel garage on Third at Broadway every 15 minutes on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will run every 10 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 5:10 p.m. on Sunday. 

The buses will deliver passengers to Second and Hill for a short walk to the St. James Court Art Show. The cost is $6 per carload, which covers parking and the bus service. Before boarding the bus, patrons will be issued a pass that will guarantee them return service to the garage - and are urged to hold onto those passes while at the fair. 

Art show patrons can also ride the fare-free trolleys downtown.  The Fourth Street Trolley will connect visitors with the First Friday Trolley Hop on Main and Market Streets, Fourth Street Live and other downtown entertainment venues on Friday, September 30.

Passengers may also board buses to and from the art fair at any stop along the route, including an additional stop at 2nd and Breckinridge and another at 2nd and Hill. The fare for passengers boarding along the route is $1.50. 

For further information about the St. James bus service, call TARC Customer Service at 585-1234, TTY 213-3240, or visit TARC’s website at


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