Big Four Arts Festival Parent’s Night Out

For those with children that would like to attend the Emerging Artist fundraiser these parents night out programs are available.

Although children are welcome to attend and all Big Four Arts Festival events and areas and family-friendly, we understand that sometimes you want to enjoy an evening out on your own. To assist with this we have compiled a list of Parent’s Night out options to help you plan your evening.

Louisville Gymnastics Parent’s Night Out on September 8th

Your children will have a fantastic time during our Parents Night Out program, which takes place on select Saturday nights from 6-10pm. Your child(ren) will participate in supervised open gym time, have pizza and drinks for dinner, and then wind down with a movie (rated G or mild PG).

4 hours of fun for just $30 per child (includes food and drinks)
Children must be potty trained to attend.
Louisville (East) 2722 Chamberlain Lane

Louisville Gymnastics is a non-competitive gymnastics facility located in Louisville, Kentucky on Chamberlain Lane and in Mt Washington, Kentucky on KY Hwy 44.

**We are not affiliated with Louisville Gymnastics and are only sharing this information as a resource for parents.

Artist Testimonial – Debbie & John Wiles

We do about 14 art shows a year; and I can tell you that this was the BEST one we have done in 2017. Our sales were awesome. Your advertising paid off, because the crowd was huge. I loved the lay out – the park is beautiful. You did a wonderful job planning this event.

– Debbie & John Wiles, GourDesigns, Matoon, IL

Artist Testimonial – PAULA HAYNES (Emerging Artist)

I thought the show was great. I was able to meet several artist who have been doing this for a long time and got some pointers. Thank you all for making this a good experience. I will come back next year.

I believe the show was nicely laid out with a great variety of art and the most 2D I have seen in a show this size.

– Paula Haynes

Artist Testimonial – NANCY LAWREY (Emerging Artist)

Hello! I had a pretty good experience at the art festival as an emerging artist, meeting other artists, customers, and volunteers. I appreciated the free water, coffee, breakfast, and the sweet volunteers coming around to ask us if we needed breaks.

– Nancy Lawrey

Artist Testimonial – ROY LIVINGSTON (Emerging Artist)

My spot wasn’t on the main drag, but I could see it from where I was and the main drag seemed to get more traffic. That said, we still got traffic and I sold more than I thought I would, so I’m happy. People who saw my art on Saturday came back on Sunday and bought and they also brought friends with them that bought from me too.  I thought Lou and company did a great job. 

Roy Livingston

Artist Testimonial – ASHLEY MOORE (Emerging Artist)

My booth was on the outer end and it seemed like traffic never stopped.  Always had someone in my booth asking questions about my art. Had several buyers, mostly on the cheaper pieces ($65-125) which was awesome!  I had an amazing experience with this event and hope to do it again next year. 

The location was SPOT ON!  Perfect place for an art fair!

Ashley Murphy

Beyond the Line Studio

Artist Testimonial – RON FOX (Emerging Artist)

We had a great show and sold a ton of product.  Loved that the show staff was so supportive (bringing drinks, giving me a bathroom break before my wife arrived).  Really felt like everyone wanted all the artists to have a great show.

The layout was wonderful.  We had lots of customers in our booth, ranging from looky-loo’s to serious enthusiasts.

We can’t wait until next year and hope the process is as easy as this year!  We sold about 2/3-3/4 of our inventory!

Thanks again!

Ron and Jennifer Fox


Artist Testimonial – PAM STURM

It was well organized and fun for all ages, and the dogs too!

I was surrounded by artists who traveled to a lot of shows every year. They were all concerned about it being a first year show but by the end seemed quite satisfied with the crowds, the organization and their sales.

I would like to thank all the people on the team who created a great weekend on the waterfront and would like to join the Emerging Artist education program for next year.

Thanks again,

Pam Sturm

Artist Testimonial – DOUG BRINK

Booth lay out. Awesome.

The number of food trucks was perfect! No lines.

In the end it was near perfect for us! thanks for all you did


-Doug and David

Artist Testimonial – DARYL COHEN

We thought you and your staff did an exceptional job for being the first year show. I could tell you guys put a lot of thought and planning into it.

Have a good year and we will be back.

Daryl and Kevin

Artist Testimonial – ALI REZNIKOF (Silver Jewelry)

Hello Louis,

What a wonderful event. You and your team did a great job for the first year. Overall it was a lovely show. The quality of art work was good. Being in the shade of the trees was nice. And we couldn’t have asked for better weather.

Overall it was lovely for a first year show. There was a lot of talk of it growing to rival St.James.

Thank you,


Artist Testimonial – HEATHER CAMERON (Emerging Artist)

It was an excellent festival! The venue was perfect, the waterfront was lovely, all the art was superb, and I’ve heard from many that they had a wonderful time.

The experience itself was infinitely rewarding. I learned much about my audience, marketing, and practical problem avoidance- mainly tips from other artists on booth setup, weighing the tent down, packing tips, etc. The festival provided new vision and a clear direction for my art.

The whole set up of the booth rows, music, and food seemed to be well planned and logical. Good work! It was a really great event!

– Heather Cameron

Artist Tesimonial – DANIEL MADDOX

Our feedback is that this is a wonderful show! The set up was great for us. We loved that the booths were spread out a bit. This makes everything easier. The setup was very smooth and easy to get into. Also the parking was close by and that was really convenient for resupplying things. Breakfast was a nice touch as well, and the staff were so courteous!  Of course, it’s a beautiful venue and the weather was perfect so that didn’t hurt either. We look forward to participating next year. Thanks for all the work that you put into this!



Artist Testimonials – DEBBIE & JOHN WILES

We do about 14 art shows a year; and I can tell you that this was the BEST one we have done in 2017.  Our sales were awesome.  Your advertising paid off, because the crowd was huge.  I loved the lay out – the park is beautiful.  You did a wonderful job planning this event.  I have told many of our artist friends that they really missed out by not doing Big Four Arts Festival.

Debbie & John Wiles


Mattoon, Illinois

Big Four Arts Festival 2017 Awards

Big Four Arts Festival on Big 4 Bridge Art Music Louisville food and Fun Kid event in Kentucky (325)

Best in Show – Winner of $500
Michael Brennan – Booth 412

2-Dimensional Jurors’ Choice – $250
Jeff Sheely – Booth 202

3-Dimensional Jurors’ Choice – $250
Bianca Gedeon – Booth 209

Merit Award – $150
Jonathan Rose – Booth 211

Best Presentation – $150
Chris Hartsfield – Booth 214

Best Emerging Artist – $150
Angela Eueslage – Booth 118