A street painting festival is an event in which hundreds of artists display their artistic talents on the sidewalks of a city. This form of art has captivated the crowds since the 16th century. The festival began in the United States in 1995 and has since grown to become one of the largest cultural events in South Florida. It is free to attend, and the streets are transformed into an open-air museum of works of art.  Read more here.

Thousands of people flock to the city every year to enjoy the festival, which features a wide variety of street art, music, food, and other fun activities. This year, the festival is expected to attract up to 100,000 people. In addition to the art, there will be live musical performances, a food court, and shops. All are welcome to join in the festivities.

There are over 600 participating artists who will paint on the pavement. Visitors will be able to see works from Renaissance classicism to Cubism. The festival will also include a bistro and a festival food court. Learn more information here.

As the largest of its kind, the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival attracts artists from all over the world. Since its founding, the festival has been organized by a non-profit organization. For over three decades, its founding members have dedicated themselves to the event. They included Maryanne Webber, executive director for 26 years, and Erin Allen, founder of the festival.

The city of Lake Worth Beach took over the festival in 2021. Lauren Bennett, director of the Leisure Services Department, will oversee the event. She has been the director of the Palm Beach County Music Festival, which is held in conjunction with the street painting festival.

Although there were no street painting festivities last year due to a pandemic, the festival is scheduled for February 26, 27, and 28 of this year. This means that the festival will take place on a cloudy weekend. The organizers plan to use tempera paint to make the asphalt a canvas for artists to create works of art.

The festival is held at the intersection of Lucerne and Lake Avenues, which are in the heart of downtown Lake Worth. Parking is limited in the downtown area, so visitors should plan to park at one of the pay-and-park lots. Several businesses and individuals will sponsor the paintings.

There are free shuttles to and from the Lake Worth campus, but be sure to leave yourself enough time to get there. The shuttle from Palm Beach State College will depart at 10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.

The festival offers an open-air museum of works of art, and there will be food and drinks available throughout the day. Children can also be entertained in creative areas. Despite the frantic schedule, the artists are friendly and welcoming.  Read about The Snook Islands Natural Area in Lake Worth, Florida.

If you want to go, you can download the official application for the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Be sure to submit all required attachments with the application. Once the selection committee reviews the applications, you will be notified whether or not you are accepted.