Alligators, sea creatures, cartoon characters, superheroes, and even a cat reading To Kill a Mockingbird were among those spotted in the streets at this weekend's 23rd annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Since 1995, this local and FREE art festival has received the attention of art lovers and locals alike. The event was expected to draw 100,000 attendees this year to the small beach town in Palm Beach County.
The Street Painting Festival plays host to over 600 artists and musicians that turn the streets of downtown Lake Worth into the cultural hotspot of the month. In addition to chalk artists, other artists displayed their work in booths while musicians provided live entertainment. There were vendor booths featuring local businesses and food trucks for patrons to enjoy.
If you missed the festival this year, you may want to mark your calendar for next year's edition. It is definitely worth a visit at least once. While parking could be a challenge, event organizers have shuttle buses that run from the Tri-Rail Station and Palm Beach State College. This is a family and dog-friendly event.
Here are a few of my personal favorites.
This piece of Princess Leia (Carrie Ficher) was a huge draw.
For more information and the 2018 schedule visit www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org
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