Louisville's Art Festival On The River
(Virtual only in 2020)
The Big Four Arts Festival is normally a ticketed event featuring 200+ juried artists, international cuisine, children’s activities, and entertainment but will be going virtual for 2020. Due to covid we are not able to hold an in person event under the beautiful BIG FOUR™ Bridge this year but we have created a free virtual festival for you to enjoy from anywhere in the world on our website. We are also proud to announce there are no admission fees or booth fees to attend the event or participate as an artist or vendor this year thanks to our generous sponsors Design Web Louisville and B4B productions. We are also very excited to share that this year we will be featuring a “meet the artist” option allowing you to connect on-site to chat online with your favorite festival artists, and make purchases directly with them during the event online just like you would at the in-person festival. You will also have the opportunity to listen to our musicians as well as get to taste the festival with featured delivery of some of our festival favorites!
Countdown to the Big Four Arts Festival (Virtually in 2020)
September 12, 2020: 10am - 7pm | September 13, 2020: 10am - 5pm
September 12, 2020: Awards Party | 7pm - 10pm
Featuring Music, Art, and EntertainmentSponsor an artist!
The Big Four Arts Festival has been the most attended (40,000+) two-day Event ever held at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Bridge Lawn. The fourth annual festival, September 12 & 13, will be held on the lawn which consist of four acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River, located at the base of the Walking Bridge. The B4 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.Tour the Virtual Festival
Louisville Loves the Arts
Featuring 200+ juried artists, international cuisine, children's activities, and entertainment. The Big Four Arts Festival is a ticketed event supported by artists, vendors, and local sponsorship.
Quality art in a perfect venue, the variety of art Louisville deserves with the added venue of the Ohio River waterfront and the Big Four Bridge pedestrian walk, hotels, restaurants, Whiskey Row nightlife, a family friendly atmosphere, ample parking and shopping near by.
Each year, the Big Four™ Arts Festival invites guests to join us on the first weekend in September under the Big Four Bridge to enjoy exceptional art from renowned local, national and international artists. Nestled in the shaded tree lined aisles of the festival you will find nearly 200 artists including many brand new, never-before-seen emerging artists sponsored and featured by the Big Four Arts Festival. The Big Four Arts Festival, located just under the Big Four Bridge, is a ticketed event on the Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day.
"We do about 14 art shows a year; and I can tell you that this was the BEST one we have done this year. 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
Such was the overall success of the Festival that Louisville's Convention & Visitors Bureau presented the Rose Award to the Festival for creating a NEW event that is bringing so much commerce to Louisville! Louisville's Festival is known for it's 200 juried artists, EZ in-out access, spacious booth layouts and many artist amenities. With a proven multi-media campaign we will produce record crowds again in 2020!