top of page
  • Writer's pictureGotta Go Orlando

The 64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival returns in March featuring Artists from around the World

Launched in 1960, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals in the country and it's back for it's 64th year.


The free to browse show features hundreds of national artists displaying paintings, sculpture, glasswork, jewelry, woodworking and much more.


Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

The 64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place in Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park on March 17, 18, 19, 2023.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals attracting up to 250,000 visitors each year.


Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

More than 1000 artists from around the world applied for this year’s event. An independent panel of three judges select the artists that will exhibit their works.


The festival features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts in the following categories: clay, digital art, drawings and pastels, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media-2D, mixed media-3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood as well as an Emerging Artists category.


Artists compete for 64 awards totaling $76,500. The Best of Show purchase award was increased in 2019 to $12,000. The festival donates the winning work to the City of Winter Park, and all are on permanent display at the Winter Park Public Library.


A $5,000 “Art of Philanthropy” Purchase Award is sponsored by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, while a $2,500 “Distinguished Work of Art” Award is presented through the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. New in 2023 is a $2,000 annual “Monte Livermore Celebration of Nature Award”. There are 10 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each, 20 Awards of Distinction of $1,000 each and 30 Awards of Merit of $500 each.


Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Again, this year, the traditional Friday Night Concert has been moved to the Saturday before the festival, March 11, and will be a kick-off event for the exciting festival week. Additionally, during the three days of the festival there will be soft, contemporary music at the stage in north Central Park.

For the younger artists, girls and boys can create their own artwork at the Children’s Workshop. 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.


Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Comments


Emma Walton News Producer

Emma Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Shane Walton News Producer

Shane Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Aly Mac News Editor

Alastair Mac

  • Instagram

News Editor

bottom of page