St. James Court Art Show

The 56th annual St. James Court Art Show is taking place today through Sunday in Louisville. Here’s the view from my front porch:

And here’s another one:

There is a steady parade of people, far more than what I saw last year. And this is supposed to be the slow day.

Here’s a brief description:

The St. James Court Art Show® is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 750 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy.

It really must be fancy. It has that little “R” with the circle around it.

As I have during the past couple of years, I helped some of the artists set up their tents. Lots of familiar faces. And on Sunday, I’ll help them take their tents down. I’ll plan to walk around the whole show today. Maybe pick up a few items along the way. That is, if I can get through the teeming masses.

There are two annual events in Louisville that draw huge crowds. I will see more people pass in front of my house than the number of people who attend the Kentucky Derby. That’s how big this is.

Animal Kingdom wins the Derby

A 20-1 shot named Animal Kingdom won the Kentucky Derby.

And just for the record: The hats at the Royal Wedding were better.

UPDATE: No Triple Crown this year. Animal Kingdom lost the Preakness.

Run for the roses

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. This is one of the two biggest days of the year in Louisville (the second is the St. James Art Fair in October).

Click on any of the jockey silks below for information and videos on the horses and their riders. From the Courier-Journal in Louisville:

Archarcharch
Archarcharch
Brilliant Speed
Brilliant Speed
Twice the Appeal
Twice the Appeal
Stay Thirsty
Stay Thirsty
Decisive Moment
Decisive Moment
Comma to the Top
Comma to the Top
Pants on Fire
Pants on Fire
Dialed In
Dialed In
Derby Kitten
Derby Kitten
Twinspired
Twinspired
Master of Hounds
Master of Hounds
Santiva
Santiva
Mucho Macho Man
Mucho Macho Man
Shackleford
Shackleford
Midnight Interlude
Midnight Interlude
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Soldat
Soldat
Uncle Mo
Uncle Mo
Nehro
Nehro
Watch Me Go