Hundreds of artists will soon transform the streets of downtown Lake Worth into colorful works of art during the city’s Street Painting Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 2019.
Using chalk, artists create a temporary gallery of art. Many of the artists are highly adept at creating three-dimensional (3-D) illusionist paintings.
This annual event — this year marks its 25th anniversary — attracts more than 100,000 visitors. During the festival, which begins at 10 a.m. both days, Lake and Lucerne Avenues — the main routes through downtown — are closed to vehicle traffic between Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) and Federal Highway. Admission is … free!
The event also features music on the Cultural Plaza Mainstage, a food court, vendors, the Children’s Meadow, and plenty of restaurants and shops on Lake and Lucerne Avenues.
Proceeds from the nonprofit festival help to fund the event; in addition, they benefit the Street Painting Festival Scholarships. These are awarded each May to Palm Beach County graduating high-school students, as well as to community projects associated with the arts.
For more information, visit www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org. For a site map, which includes the location of the free shuttle’s drop-off and pickup points, visit www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org/index.php/contact.
The shuttle runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and will pick up passengers from the Lake Worth Tri-Rail Station, just west of Lake Worth High School; and from Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., in suburban Lake Worth.