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 its 15th year in 2022! We want you to celebrate with us! Elmira Downtown is pleased to announce a Call for artists for the 15th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival to be held Saturday, July 16th, and Sunday, July 17th 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 the awards ceremony, event publicity, and be part of a community event.

New for 2022: The event will have a Discover Chemung theme.

PLEASE READ: 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.

The registration deadline is July 1, 2022. A completed Sign-Up Form and art sample of desired artwork are 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. Please submit artwork with the registration form.

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:



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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