46th annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair takes over the Highlands this weekend

The Cherokee Triangle Art Fair attracts thousands of visitors each year. | Photo by Jim Reed

More than 200 artists will participate in this year’s 46th annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, always held in the Highlands neighborhood the weekend before Derby. It’s Louisville’s last chance to get out and enjoy the springtime before Derby events cannibalize the social calendars.

The two-day juried art show also features live music, food and drinks, and activities for children as well. It’s the major fundraiser for the Cherokee Triangle Association, which uses the proceeds to fund events like the free summer concerts in Willow Park.

More than 200 artists participate in the annual event. | Photo by Jim Reed

The artists participating in the event include veterans and first-timers, and they come from all over the country to show off their products. From paintings and photography to sculpture and fancy yard decorations, chances are you’ll find something you didn’t know you needed.

The Cherokee Triangle Art Fair runs Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. As always, it is free of charge, and there are no dogs allowed.

Below is the nightly music lineup.

Saturday, April 29

  • 1-3 p.m. — No Tools Loaned (bluegrass)
  • 4-8 p.m. — The Saints (old-school R&B)

Sunday, April 30

  • 1-3 p.m. — Jenny and the Jets (blues/classic rock)
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. — Appalatin (Latin/Appalachian)