Kick Off The Fall Art Festival Season

Big Four Arts Festival

At Big Four Bridge on Louisville’s Waterfront Park

January 1, 2024 Application Open Date – May 10, 2024 Application Deadline
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LOUISVILLE’S ART FESTIVAL ON THE RIVER

BIG FOUR™ ARTS FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 7 – 8, 2024

The BIG FOUR™ arts event kicks off festival season every year on the weekend following Labor Day at Big Four® Bridge, Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky

The Big Four Arts Festival has been the most attended (20,000) two-day Event ever held in Louisville at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Bridge Lawn. The weekend following Labor Day, the 8th annual festival, September 7th & 8th 2024, will be held on the lawn which consists of four acres of tree-lined walks overlooking the Ohio River, located at the Big 4 Walking Bridge. The Big 4 Walking Bridge has 25,000 people strolling it each weekend. The Festival is a two-minute drive from downtown Louisville and draws patrons from Southern Indiana as well as Louisville.

Big Four Arts Festival is a ticketed event ($5). Tickets will only be sold at the entrance of the festival and on this website. NO third parties or resellers will be selling tickets. Ticket sales are in support of Bridgehaven Mental Health Services. Bridgehaven Mental Health Services wants to THANK YOU for attending and participating in this EVENT.

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THE BIG FOUR™ARTS FESTIVAL will be held Saturday & Sunday, on the weekend after LABOR DAY every year, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park under the Big Four Walking Bridge.
Featuring over 150 juried Fine Artists, Craftsman, Jewelers, Artisans and Demonstration Artists
Live Music Concert Stage on the River all day
Hands-On Art Activities for all Ages
Wide Open Shady Tree Lines aisles for strolling
Festival Favorite Food and Food Trucks
Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Mocktails for Adults
Beautiful Waterfront Views from the Festival and Bridge
Plentiful Easy-Access Parking for Free on the Street
Overflow Parking at Nearby Lynn Family Stadium lot
Fully accessible sidewalks throughout the park

LOUISVILLE’S ART FESTIVAL ON THE RIVER

Saturday, September 7, 2024: 10am – 7pm | Sunday, September 8, 2024: 10am – 5pm

ARTIST VENDORS

Shop local and national artists in over 20 categories, from fine art painting to outdoor sculpture.

NON-ART VENDORS

Shop body products and specialty foods like artisan made soaps, hot sauces and locally sourced sweets!

EMERGING Artists

Our emerging artist program helps new artists meet patrons and get established in the community.

Art Festival MAPS

Find any vendor, reserve parking, plan your visit and prepare with our detailed event maps

Waterfront Concert

Enjoy our waterfront concert program. Great food and a cool breeze while you enjoy live music all day.

Festival Food

Join us for a gourmet picnic on the lawn. Great food and a cool breeze while you enjoy live music all day.

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Get an annual reminder to join our event as a patron or as an artist, vendor, or food truck.

VOLUNTEERS SIGN-UP

Join our team of dedicated volunteers! Together, we can make a great festival even better.

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Grow our festival! Help new artists and musicians meet patrons and get established in our community.

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Louisville Art Festival Sponsors

Meet Our Presenting Sponsors

Such was the overall success of the Festival that Louisville’s Convention & Visitors Bureau presented the Rose Award to the Festival for an event that is bringing so much commerce to Louisville! Louisville’s Festival is known for its 150+ juried artists, EZ in-out access, spacious booth layouts, reserved parking for artists, and many artist amenities. B4B Promotions presents the festival with support from DesignWeb Louisville to Benefit Bridge Haven Mental Health Services. With a proven multimedia campaign, we will produce record crowds again in the coming year!

DesignWeb Louisville

Presenting Sponsor

B4B Promotions

Presenting Sponsor

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Take a Virtual tour of the Art Festival

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Featured Artists and Festival News

Recent Posts from the Big Four Arts Festival

Unique visitors to the Big Four Arts Festival

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FAQ

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The Big Four Arts Festival Video 2023

Kick-off the Fall art festival season at Louisville’s Big Four Arts Festival with food, live music, artisan demos, fun hands-on art, and local farm petting zoo. Meet 200 juried …

Art Festival Photo Gallery

Thank you to the local photographers who captured these photos of our Past Big Four Art Festival

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What the Artists say

Testimonials

“We do about 14 art shows a year, and I can tell you that this was the best one we have done in 2017. We loved the layout, and the park is beautiful.”

Debbie and John Wiles

“It was a great venue. Fabulous location and fabulous people. Very professional.”

Moe Bonin

“Booth layout — awesome. The number of food trucks was perfect! No lines. In the end it was near perfect for us!”

Doug Brink

“As an emerging artist I would also like to add that I had a good show selling and also talking to the other artists. I am ready and hoping to get in the show next year. Thanks again Big4!”

Wayne Byerley

“We LOVE the location and it’s perfect for easy parking, load-in and load-out.”

Brian Turner

Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best focuses solely on artist show revenue, because that is the most objective indicator of a show’s future success.”

Sunshine Artist magazine

Louisville.. Thank You. Found myself on a work weekend alone in your awesome city, and had a great time! […] Not to mention your incredible support of my art at the @big4artsfest – so many of you remembered me from last year and added more of my work to your collection. l’m tired..but I’m grateful.

jparisdesigns

B4AF almost sold me out [on the first day]!

OrientPearl.co
J. Malagum

“Thank you so much B4AF for the amazing weekend!”

B. Creative

THE BIG FOUR ARTS FESTIVAL falls on the weekend after Labor Day every year. Save the Date!

Saturday, September 7, 2024: 10am - 7pm

Sunday, September 8, 2024: 10am - 5pm

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