This wonderful Annual Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth is an event to visit twice! Come on Saturday and watch as the art starts on the asphalt then return on Sunday to see the finished projects. This is one of the largest chalk art festivals in the nation. The streets close and the artists get down and dirty with pastels developing very complex works of art. It is truly amazing to watch the process of how these works are done. Be sure to visit the Young Artists Studio where local elementary, middle and high school students get to show off their talent at the event. Participating schools include: Woodlands Middle School, Park Vista High School, Suncoast Community High School and many many more. Your child may be inspired to show off their own creativity. Take them over to the Children's Meadow where children under the age of 12 will be given materials and their own assigned space to decorate just like the professional artists!
Sidewalk art actually originated in 16th century Italy. Watch how the tradition continues when over 400 modern day artists come out to share almost 200 works of art sponsored by local businesses, families, and more. Enjoy the festival food or pop into one of the restaurants along the avenue for a treat! Street performers, strolling minstrels and Mainstage musical entertainment add to the creative atmosphere. Live performances will be held on the main stage locarted at the Lake Worth City Hall Annex Cultural Plaza. See the scheduled list of performers below.
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- The festival is FREE to everyone
- Over 250 street paintings will cover the downtown streets
- Artists will come from all over the world
- The street painting is complemented with food, entertainment and street performer
- The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival is in its 22nd year.
- The Street Painting Festival is a nonprofit organization produced by community members like yourself
Directions and Parking
Take I-95 to 10th Avenue N., east to Dixie Highway. South on Dixie Highway to Lake and Lucerne Avenues, Downtown Lake Worth. Free parking is available throughout the downtown area. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days. Join the 100,000 visitors who will attend this captivating festival of the arts! Admission and participation are FREE!
You may also take TRI-RAIL (1-800 TRI RAIL) to the festival. A free festival shuttle will be making a continuous loop from the TRI-RAIL station under I-95 to Lake Worth City Hall transporting visitors to the downtown area.