Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
This weekend is the 45th annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, organized by the Cherokee Triangle Association, which started in 1972. This event, always the week before derby, will be held from April 30, 2016 at 10:00 am through May 1, 2016. Cherokee Triangle is the neighborhood along Cherokee Parkway between Willow Avenue and Cherokee Road.
The fair begins with a Children's Parade at 10:00 am on April 30. Dozens of artists come back year after year and many new artists not only from Louisville and Kentucky, but also all around the country, come to fill the over 200 booths. Art is available for sale and the patrons often have an opportunity to meet the artists themselves.
Art is not the only offering available for the weekend. Fairgoers can purchase food and drink. For children, there is an activity area, offering a variety of events to entertain children. A plant boot includes an assortment of lush plants and herbs. Live music is also provided. On Saturday, is a mixture of classic rock, in the early afternoon, and high-energy, dance music up to 8:00 pm. On Sunday, bluegrass music begins the afternoon before giving way to swing music to close out the fair.
The Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is the major fundraiser for the Cherokee Triangle Association. The proceeds are used, in numerous, ways for the community and neighborhood; including the annual, free, summer concerts.
Cherokee Triangle, named a Historic Preservation District in 1972, is a neighborhood located two miles from downtown Louisville and is within walking distance of Bardstown Road which offers many other diverse activities: coffee shops, restaurants, movie theaters, boutiques, and antique stores. Travel away from Bardstown Road and you will enter Cherokee Park which allows bike riding, walking, sledding and picnics. Trees, some over 100 years old, line the streets providing shade and beauty. There is a diverse array of architecture that includes Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Richardsonian, Romanesque, Neoclassical, Tudor Revival, and Beaux Arts.
Bring your kids for fun activities, music, and find unique pieces of art in a friendly outdoor atmosphere while also supporting the Cherokee Triangle Association.