The St. James Court Art Fair and this weekend’s proximity to Halloween make it the ideal time for artists specializing in underground wares to throw their own art events in the Louisville area. You’re probably not going to find tarot cards, spell kits and vintage embalming arterial tubes in Old Louisville.
Shop of Horrors Art Fair (Oct. 4) | Pints&union
114 E. Market St., New Albany | Search Facebook | No cover | 6-11 p.m.
Similar to The Dark Market, Pints&union’s Shop of Horrors will be held in the evening and feature “local art, handmade jewelry, oddities and other alternative curiousities.” Expect over 15 vendors, including Southern Indiana artists such as Amber Bananafish, owner of Bananafish Tattoo Parlour.
Bitchcraft Fair (Oct. 6) | Louisville Palace
625 S. Fourth St. | Search Facebook | $10 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Bitchcraft Fair features more than just art, although over 50 vendors will be there (including “mystics and scribes”) — selling “apothecary and occult tools” and “handmade enchantments.” The event, which is women-focused, includes other delights such as henna, wandmaking and other crafts, an adopt-a-familiar booth, trick-or-treating, signature drinks and an appearance from jewelry designer Starla Moore. Costumes are welcomed.
Annual Louisville Gore Club Halloween Art Show (Oct. 6) | Seidenfaden’s
1134 E. Breckenridge St. | Search Facebook | No cover | 7 p.m.
The Louisville Gore Club’s Halloween art show is back, featuring 20 artists and led by master monster creator Ryan Case. All pieces for sale will channel the spirit of our spookiest holiday. —LEO