Watch more than 600 artists use the pavement as their canvas as they transform downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions at the 20th annual Street Painting Festival Feb. 22-23.
The two-day festival claims bragging rights as the world's largest. The event transforms the downtown streets with more than 200 street paintings sponsored by businesses, organizations, families and individuals, covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the world. Hundreds of artists converge to display their diverse talents on the asphalt – using only chalk – in styles that range from Renaissance classicism to Cubism and Pop Art.
Street performers, strolling minstrels and live music add to the creative atmosphere. There’s also a food court.
This year’s festival is in association with the 100th anniversary of the city of Lake Worth, a diverse enclave that is turning into a true haven for artists and free spirits.
Lasting only until the next raindrop, the temporary masterpieces can be viewed for free.