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53rd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Winter Park Sidewalk Art FestivalThe Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals, consistently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. Join us for this annual tradition in Winter Park, the City of Culture and Heritage. Festival hours are as follows: Friday, March 16, from 9am to 6pm; Saturday, March 17, from 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 18, from 9am to 5pm.

Festival takes place in Central Park in Downtown Winter Park. For more information visit the festival’s official website at

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival a Success

Last weekend, Park Avenue hosted one of the country’s most prestigious outdoor fine arts events, the 51st annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, which took place here in the City of Winter Park, Florida. The 3-day event drew in some of the world’s finest and most talented artists, with a crowd of art aficionados eagerly joining the fun to see what they could find in the festival’s displays. It was undeniably a 3-day feast of non-stop browsing and buying of different art pieces. From clay, drawing and graphics, glass, digital art, fiber, leather, jewelry, paintings – the categories of the Art Festival were very impressive, even to the most seasoned of art collectors.

The festival was open from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening on Friday and Saturday, and ended an hour earlier on Sunday at 5.

Dozens of artists vied for a total of 62 awards, all worth $67,500. All winners of the Best of Show category not only get the top prize of $10,000, they also get to be on permanent display at the City of Winter Park Public Library, along with past Best of Show winners.

The goal of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is to promote an enjoyable and nurturing environment for artists and art lovers in Central Florida. If you missed out on this festival, don’t fret, there’s always the one next year.

Annual Sidewalk Art Festival on Winter Park FL

Artists of all styles, art collectors, enthusiasts, and hundreds of thousands of spectators alike gather on the chosen streets of Winter Park FL each year to enjoy all the activities that come along with the Sidewalk Art Festival – one of the country’s most celebrated, largest, most prestigious, and probably the oldest out door art festival.

Winter Park FL Sidewalk Art Festival

This year alone, around 1,200 artists from all over the globe showed interest in the event although the stringent panel of judges only selected a total of 225 artists all in all. The art pieces that made the cut were quite diverse with pieces on contemporary categories including Digital Arts, Graphics and Draw, Fiber, Glass, Leather, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, and Photography. Naturally, with the magnitude of the Sidewalk Art Festival of Winter Park FL, traditional art pieces were also well represented in Painting, Clay, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Wood.

For those who might be wondering where all the enthusiasm and interest to join the Sidewalk Art Festival of Winter Park FL is coming from, knowing what are up for grabs might leave you stunned. Besides prestiege and honor, all the artists, who were fortunate enough to have made the initial cut, are fighting for a spot among the 62 awards that also comes with a total purse of $67,500. Of that amount, the “Best of Show” award alone makes an artists $10,000 richer.

Regardless of the numbers, the Sidewalk Art Festival of Winter Park FL are days to be remembered for thousands of American families and tourists. It has grown from being an art competition into a fun field 3-day event that brings families together to enjoy the arts, good music, good food, and an even better environment courtesy of Winter Park FL.