The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is focused on supporting community appreciation of the arts, providing programs that encourage creativity in children and funding college scholarships. The Foundation supports The Children’s Workshop, The Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit, The Emerging Artists Program, The Image Review Workshop and Performing Arts at The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. It also funds the Jean Alice Oliphant Scholarship at Rollins College in Winter Park and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Scholarship at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Founded in 2008, the foundation’s mission has been to enhance art appreciation, art education and community spirit. Typically, more than one thousand children take the opportunity to display their creativity through easel painting and the museum workshops report more than 500 children per day take part in the hands-on art activities they provide. Each year more than 4,500 Orange County students have had the thrill of having their artwork showcased and judged at the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit. Some added creativity took place during the 2021 festival due to COVID 19 and the museum projects and the schools exhibit were conducted virtually.
The Foundation received funding in 2021 from donations by The Joe and Sarah Galloway Foundation, The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, The Rotary Club of Winter Park, Pocket Program and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
The Internal Revenue Service approved the Foundation, a Florida corporation not-for-profit, as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt entity in September of 2008. If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, please contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 597, Winter Park, FL 32790, send an email to email@example.com or call 407-644-7207.