The 13th Annual
Elmira Street Painting Festival
It is with great sadness that we announce that the Elmira Street Painting Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Always, the safety and health of our entire community, guests, artists, volunteers and staff is our first priority. We know this event has the ability to draw thousands of people to downtown Elmira and allows our businesses to be discovered and showcased. As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision, as it impacts our participating artists, musicians, local businesses and our community. COVID-19 has changed our blueprint completely and we are uncertain as to when the community can safely gather again.
In the meantime, we encourage you to support local artists and small businesses. We look forward to seeing everyone again in July 2021 when we can create our streets into galleries of ART and more. In the meantime, stay healthy!
Attention Artists: You are invited to be part of a virtual ESPF Art Walk. All artists are encouraged to create their own masterpieces from their patios, sidewalks, driveways - share your process and end results through photos and videos throughout the weekend.
If you still would like to showcase your work on ESPF Facebook/Instagram page, you still need to submit an application with your artwork that you plan on proposing - and follow the founding rules and regulations. Deadline is July 6th.
To our community: Although not large gatherings (which we love to have) - we want to stay close to our mission of bringing colorful art to brighten the neighborhoods of Elmira.
We look forward to sharing with you - so please keep an eye for more information!
ELMIRA STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL 2021
July 16-18, 2021
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!
Ready Set Glow 5K - July 18, 2020
More Information coming
All of Elmira Downtown's events energize the city's social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local residents to reactivate the downtown district as a gathering space and realize its potential as the core for cultural engagement, small businesses, and neighborhood to create a stronger, more united community.
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
Elmira Downtown is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the administration of the city's 52-block Business Improvement District. The Business Improvement District is a State of New York chartered not-for-profit organization charged with the revitalization, development, promotion and management of downtown Elmira. We plan and manage special events, including concerts, promotions, festivals, holiday celebrations, and a weekly farmer's market. For more information, please visit www.elmiradowntown.com, www.wisnermarket.org - Like us on Facebook.
Temporary Roads Closed for Festival Activities
July 17 - 19
East Water Street from Clemens Center to Madison Avenue Lake Street from East Water Street to Church Street Friday July 17th @ 5PM to Sunday July 19th @ 7PM