Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival sets up for 64th annual show

Saturday night jazz concert will precede festival for 2nd year

Winter Park sidewalk art festival returns

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The 64th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is set for an outstanding three-day art show in mid-March, with work on display from fine artists and first-grade students alike.

From March 17-19, a quarter-million people or more are expected to visit the festival — featuring 212 juried fine artists, food and drink, art from local schools, activities for children and more — exploring in the shade of the oak trees on either side of Morse Boulevard, according to organizers.

The artists, selected for participation from out of more than 1,000 applicants, will compete for cash awards totaling $76,500. The accolades include the new $2,000 Monte Livermore Celebration of Nature Award for a wonderful work of art showing nature “in the form of flowers, trees, plants and landscapes.”

More than $85,000 in “Art Bucks” is expected to be spent in the festival’s Patrons Program as well, organizers said.

Additionally, while the festival typically would feature three Emerging Artists, four will be presented this year “due to tied scores by the judges,” organizers said.

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For a second year, a Saturday night jazz concert — the “Kick-Off Concert” — will be held the weekend ahead of the festival, starting at 3:30 p.m. on March 11.

Learn more on the festival’s website.

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