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Our Patrons Program was created to provide support of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival artists through dedicated funds pledged to purchase artwork during our annual show. By participating, Patrons make monetary pledges for given levels of spending. Eighty percent of your contribution stays with you to purchase art and twenty percent goes to support the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. This financial commitment to the purchase of art generates enthusiasm in the artist’s community and attracts the most outstanding artists who display on the outdoor circuit. We invite you to experience the unique and rewarding opportunity to become a patron of the 52nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

Platinum Patron:

  • For a donation of $5,000, we are pleased to offer the following amenities:
  • $4,000 credit to purchase art
  • Official Festival Program recognition and display ad
  • Free three-day parking pass
  • Access to the Patrons tent during Festival hours
  • Recognition on the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival web site

Gold Patron:

  • For a donation of $2,500, we are pleased to offer the following amenities:
  • $2,000 credit to purchase art
  • Official Festival Program recognition and display ad
  • Free three-day parking pass
  • Access to the Patrons tent during Festival hours
  • Recognition on the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival web site

Silver Patron:

  • For a donation of $1,000, we are pleased to offer the following amenities:
  • $750 credit to purchase art
  • Official Festival Program recognition and display ad
  • Free three-day parking pass
  • Access to the Patrons tent during Festival hours
  • Recognition on the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival web

Bronze Patron:

  • For a donation of $500, we are pleased to offer the following amenities:
  • $375 credit to purchase art
  • Official Festival Program recognition
  • Access to the Patrons tent during Festival hours
  • Recognition on the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival web site

All Patrons are invited to attend exclusive Patron events including meet-and-greets throughout the year, meet the Judges cocktail party, preview breakfast with pre-festival access and a meet the artist party. All patrons also receive exclusive concert seating throughout the weekend.

For more information, contact Patrons Chair at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave a voice message at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival voice mail system 407-672-6390.

 

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried 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.

This year about 1,200 artists from around the world applied for entry and an independent panel of judges selected 225 national and international artists to attend the show.The National Endowment for the Arts, The White House, Congress and many others have lauded the Festival for promoting art and art education in Central Florida. An all volunteer board of directors runs the annual Festival, now celebrating its 51st year.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival was started by a handful of enthusiasts as a community project to benefit local artists and art lovers. The first festival was held on Park Avenue in March 1960. The festival featured original works of art and, after being advertised for just three weeks before the opening, drew 90 exhibiting artists. Over the next decade, the festival grew to over 600 artists and was spread out over Park Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Canton Avenue and on all cross streets. For the past 30 years or so, the festival has been contained solely in the park area and currently features 225 artists and 3 emerging artists. A loving art community has created and nurtured a successful festival that looks forward to another 50 years in Central Park.

ART CATEGORIES

There is a wide variety of outstanding artwork.  Categories include: Clay, Digital Art, Drawing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood.

AWARDS

The artists compete for 62 awards totaling $67,500. Best of Show is $10,000. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Committee purchases the Best of Show art and donates it to the City of Winter Park. (All previous Best of Show winners are on permanent display at the Winter Park Public Library.) There are also 10 Awards of Excellence; each is $2,000. There are 20 Awards of Distinction; each is $1,000 and there are 30 Awards of Merit; each is $500. In addition, a $2,500 Award for a Distinguished Work of Art is presented through the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.


 

2011 Show Location, Dates and Times

LOCATED in WINTER PARK’S CENTRAL PARK bounded by New England Avenue on the South and Garfield Ave. on the North, Park Avenue on the East and New York Avenue on the West

2011 Festival - March 18, 19, 20, 2011

Friday, March 18th, 9 AM to 6 PM

Saturday, March 19th, 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, March 20th, 9 AM to 5 PM

 

Enjoy a celebration of youthful creativity.


Thousands of pieces of colorful and creative artwork of all types delight parents and festival attendees alike at the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit. In 2000, the exhibit was named in honor of long-time Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival board member, Leon Theodore who was also an art educator at Edgewater High School. Starting with the first festival in 1960, Leon Theodore had a passion for advancing the Schools Exhibit as an important part of the show.

Artwork created by middle and high school students in Orange County public and private schools is selected by local art teachers to be part of the display. This year’s distinguished will award a Best of Show and bestow honors in a variety of art categories.

Look for the big white tents of the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit located across the railroad tracks, behind the post office, and near the stage in North Central Park.

The future of art begins here!

WPSAF Schools Exhibit 2014


Elementary School Name-Tent Number

Middle School Name-Tent No.

High School Name-Tent Number

Aloma - 7

Alpha Christian Academy - 7

Avalon - 6

Apopka - 1

Audubon - 7

Blankner - 5

Blankner - 5

Bishop Moore - 1

Bonneville - 7

Brookshire - 7

Corner Lakes - 6

Boone - 1

Camelot - 7

Christ School - 5

Discovery - 6

Colonial - 1

Citrus - 7

Dillard Street - 7

First Academy - 5

Dr. Phillips - 1

Dommerich - 7

East Lake - 7

Foundation Academy - 5

East River - 2

Ferncreek - 7

Forsyth Woods - 7

Glenridge - 6

First Academy - 2

Foundation Academy - 5

Hidden Oaks - 7

Howard - 6

Foundation Academy - 2

Hillcrest - 7

Hungerford - 7

Lake Highland - 5

Freedom - 2

Jewish Academy - 7

Killarney - 7

Liberty - 6

International Community School - 4

Lake Highland - 5

Lake Silver - 7

Meadow Woods - 6

Jones - 2

Lake Sybelia - 7

Lakemont - 7

Odyssey - 6

Lake Highland - 3

Lakeville - 8

Lawton Chiles -8

Orangewood Christian - 5

Lake Nona - 3

Little River - 7

Orangewood Christian - 5

Orlando Christian Academy - 5

Olympia - 3

Palm Lake - 8

Park House Academy - 8

Southwest - 6

Orangewood Christian - 2

Park Maitland - 8

Pershing - 8

St. Charles - 5

Orlando Christian Academy - 3

Phyllis Wheatley - 8

Pine Castle - 8

St. James - 5

Timber Creek - 3

Ridgewood Park - 8

Riverdale - 8

St. Margaret Mary - 5

Trinity Prep - 3

Riverside - 8

Rock Lake - 8

Stonewall Jackson - 6

University - 4

Rolling Hills - 8

Spring Lake - 8

Trinity Prep - 5

Wekiva - 4

St. Charles - 5

St. James - 5

Union Park - 6

West Orange - 4

St. Margaret Mary - 5

Thornbrooke - 8

Windermere Prep - 5

Windermere Prep - 4

Timber Lakes - 8

Union Park - 8

Windy Ridge - 5

Winter Park - 4

Waterbridge - 8

Waterford - 8



Windermere pre K - 8

Windermere Prep - 5



Windy Ridge - 5

Zellwood - 7



 

Since our first year, which featured 90 artists displaying work on folding easels and simple display tables, it has been the mission and passion of WPSAF to bring fine art into Central Florida for the enjoyment and education of all ages. What began as a grassroots effort in1960 by local art lovers has grown over the past five decades into one of the premier art festivals in the United States.

The work of 225 fine artists from around the world is presented to more than 300,000 art lovers in Winter Park during our three-day annual event. A panel of three independent professional judges will award $67,500 in prize money for excellence in various two and three-dimensional categories, including the top purchase award of $10,000 for Best Of Show and the Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art of $2500.

The 45 volunteer members and provisional members of the WPSAF board, as well as our dedicated community volunteers, spend thousands of hours each year planning, organizing, and fine- tuning what you will see during your stroll through the park. Our Emerging Artists Program features cutting-edge works by college art students and new artists who have never appeared in an outdoor show and our Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit showcases work by Orange County students.

You’ll also find numerous 'hands on' art activities for children presented by local museums at our Children's Workshop Village. Delectable food is available throughout the park, and a variety of ongoing musical entertainment is performed during the entire weekend. Our Friday night jazz concert is always a crowd pleaser.

I want to thank our patrons, sponsors, volunteers, artists and supporters who have greatly contributed to the success of this week end. Without the help of the wonderful employees of The City of Winter Park , especially the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Police and the Fire Departments, this festival would not be possible. Thanks also to you, the festival attendees, for visiting our 51st event. We hope you have an enjoyable experience and visit us again next year!

Suzanne Woodward, President

The 51st Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

 

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
P.O. Box 597
Winter Park, FL 32790-0597
407-644-7207
EMAIL:WPSAF@yahoo.com