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Elmira Street Painting Festival
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
The Elmira Street Painting Festival is an art-filled, family fun weekend celebrating creativity! Stroll through our historic downtown while art takes place on the ground- and all around. Marvel at the dozens of masterpieces evolving right before your eyes as artists take to the streets with chalk in hand. Browse the fine regional crafts and artwork of numerous vendors. Sample the varied tastes of our local restaurants, step into a pop-up gallery, move to the rhythm of live music, experience all that the festival has to offer. Come for the day- or make it a weekend!
New this year: Downtown Art Walk
The Elmira Street Painting Festival and Chalk It Up For Our Youth are part of Elmira Downtown Development’s programs and service that promote a regional arts economy by making the arts and humanities available and accessible to all Elmira residents and visitors from the wider region to enhance the Elmira’s quality of life. All of our events, including the Elmira Street Painting Festival happen because of strong partnerships, such as the City of Elmira, Chemung County, Corporate Sponsorship, the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Surrounding Counties, and Community Partners.