Elmira Street Painting Festival - Elmira, NY

A Call to Artists! A Celebration of Community Art

And the artists are the stars of the event

The Elmira Street Painting Festival is celebrating the 14 years in July! We want you to celebrate with us! Elmira Downtown is pleased to announce a Call for Artist for the 14th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival to be held Saturday, July 17th and Sunday July 18th in downtown Elmira. Pastels are the medium and works produced are temporary - but amazing. The festival is free for artists, with some materials provided, such as, chalk. A perfect opportunity and forum for professional and amateur artists of all ages to demonstrate their skills, compete for awards, earn local recognition through awards ceremony, event publicity, and be part of a community event.

New for 2021: The event will have a COVID/Essential Wrokers theme.

Artists do not have to participate in the Themes. Artists participating in the themes will be located on the same blocks.

PLEASE READ: For 14 years- this has been a rule - Artwork for the Festival must be appropriate for public viewing. No logos, commercial, political or personal advertisements or statements, written or visual or implied, are not permitted.

Registration deadline is July 14, 2021. A completed Sign Up Form is required from anyone interested in participating in the festival. Participation in the festival is free for all ages and skill levels. All artists are provided space for artwork, chalk/art supplies, a refillable water bottle and free snacks. Again, the artwork is due by the end of June if you and your team would like to be consider for one of the many awards!

Family-Friend Artwork

We love our passionate artists. Artwork for the Festival must be appropriate for public viewing. No logos, commercial, political or personal advertisement or statements, written, visual of implied are permitted. ABSOLUTLELY NO WORDS OR SYMBOLS INTENDED OR INTERPRETED AS POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR ADVERTISING MAY APPEAR WITHIN THE STREET PAINTING IMAGE. Use your art/image to tell your story. The committee will review paintings throughout the weekend.

Online Artist Application:

Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs.





Zip Code:

Email: (*required)

Phone: Daytime Evening

About the Artist(s):

 I will be street painting solo.

 I am the team captain. This is The Crew.

Member 1:

Member 2:

Member 3:

 I am a student.

School Grade

On the Street:

 I am creating an original artwork for the ESPF. I am attaching it in an email for the committee approval (in next step after submission of form): When submitting artwork, please use file


 I will be reproducing another artist's artwork:



 I will participate in ELMIRA: Emerging, Evolving, Engaging: A Tribute to the Marvels of the City of Elmira

 I will participate in Women's History

Space Request:

10' x 10' 7' x 7' Other

Request additional space by contacting ESPF; spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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