The 59th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious juried fine art shows. It consistently ranks among the most highly regarded outdoor art shows in the nation. Cash awards total $72,500 and dedicated Patron purchase funds of over $70,000.
The show is located in historic downtown Winter Park, Florida, a beautifully landscaped area where artists’ booths nestle under large oak trees throughout Central Park and stretch along Park Avenue. The three-day event takes place on March 16, 17, and 18, 2018 in the heart of this charming city which is known for its brick streets, unique boutique shops, and inviting outdoor cafes and bistros. Attendance at the Festival is expected to reach over 350,000 people who will view the artwork of up to 225 artists and 3 emerging artists. One of Central Florida’s largest annual outdoor events, the Festival also features a wide variety of entertainment on the stage in Central Park, food and beverage to please the whole family, a popular exhibit of student art from Central Florida schools, and many interactive art activities for the kids.
Portions of the Festival’s proceeds are donated to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation to fund scholarships through the Jean Alice Oliphant Scholarship at Rollins College and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Scholarship at the University of Central Florida.