Now in its 58th year, The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960
Now in its 58th year, The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws approximately 350,000 visitors each year. Over 1,100 artists from around the world applied for this year’s Festival. An independent panel of three judges selected the 225 artists exhibiting their works. The Festival consistently ranks as one of the top juried fine-art festivals in the country.
Festival Dates and Times:
Friday, March 17th, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 18th, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Throughout the festival’s three-day run, you will find free entertainment presented on the main stage located in north Central Park. The music begins with a high profile jazz concert on Friday night starting at 6:00 p.m. with The Dana Kamide Band. The headliner at 7:30 p.m. will be JESSY J featuring Nathan Mitchell. Jessy J is a highly acclaimed contemporary jazz saxophonist with many hits on the Billboard Jazz charts and Nathan Mitchell, known for his soulful jazz vocals and musical versatility.
Girls and boys can create their own artwork at the Children’s Workshop Village. Easel painting is very popular, and local art centers and museums feature a variety of fun, hands-on art activities for children. Admission is free and participants may take home their artistic creations. The Children’s Workshop Village hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Easel painting is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
LEON THEODORE SCHOOLS EXHIBIT
The place to discover the talented artists of the next generation is at the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit where artwork by thousands of Orange County students is on display. The creativity and level of expertise displayed by these young artists will delight and amaze you. Be sure to check out this wonderful exhibit.
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