MARCH 18-20, 2022
WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

The 63rd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

 

Where: Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park

When: March 18, 19, 20, 2022

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday

 

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It’s produced by an all-volunteer board and draws up to 300,000 visitors each year. Close to 900 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 consistently ranks among the top juried fine-art festivals in the country.  National accolades include #3 in Art Fair SourceBook’s 2020 festival rankings and #6 in Sunshine Artist’s Top 200 from 2010-2020, a 10-year ranking of the nation’s most profitable art shows. In ArtFairCalendar's list of Best Art Fairs we rank #6 in America and #1 in the South.

 


About The Festival

CATEGORIES

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.

 

AWARDS

Artists compete for 63 awards totaling $74,500. 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. 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.

 

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

New this year, the traditional Friday Night Concert has been moved to the Saturday before the festival. March 12, 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. 

 

MERCHANDISE

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival T-shirts and other memorabilia are available at three merchandise sales tents. The tents are located at the south entrance (Park and New England avenues), at the center intersection (Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue), and at the north entrance (Park and Garfield avenues). Posters will be sold at the three merchandise tents, while a vintage poster & merchandise tent will be located across the mulch path next to the festival headquarters at Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.

 

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP

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. The Children’s Workshop hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Easel painting is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

LEON THEODORE SCHOOLS EXHIBIT

The place to discover the talented artists of the next generation is at the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit where artwork by thousands of Orange County students is on display. The creativity and level of expertise displayed by these young artists will delight and amaze you. Be sure to check out this wonderful exhibit.

 

COMPLIMENTARY BIKE CORRAL

Ride your bike to the festival and park it at the free Bike Corral provided by the Winter Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board. The corral is located off Morse Boulevard across the street from the Train Station parking lot.

Visitors are asked to follow current COVID-19 CDC guidelines. Although no longer mandated by the state, face masks/coverings are encouraged to be worn for the protection of yourselves and others at your comfort level. Keep a safe social distance from others, avoid standing in crowded areas and wash your hands frequently. Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available throughout the park.

No animals are allowed (except certified service animals) in Central Park or on Park Avenue between New England and Canton Avenues during festival hours, per a City of Winter Park Ordinance.

For more information, call 407-644-7207 or visit wpsaf.org.