Butchertown Art Fair returns this weekend

Browse artwork from 60+ artists in this historic downtown neighborhood.

Three people standing with beers in plastic cups looking at bowties.

The Butchertown Art Fair celebrates the vibrant, historic identity of the neighborhood.

Photo via Butchertown Art Fair

The annual Butchertown Art Fair is set to take over the tree-canopied 800 block of Franklin Street this weekend on Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The juried art show, located in one of Louisville’s oldest urban neighborhoods, will bring in 60+ regional and national artists to display their work among the historic 19th-century homes. The fair is free to attend and features live music, beer and wine, food trucks, and kids activities.

Plus, proceeds from the event will benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association and its preservation efforts + community development.

Pro tip: Butchertown is also home to the Thomas Edison House, a three-minute walk from the art fair. Swing by and see the house where the famous inventor lived after the Civil War — guided tours are available Tuesday-Thursday. Then, stop by Chef Edward Lee’s newest restaurant Nami for a bite to eat.