Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival Sept. 12-13

The art harbor festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor Village. This waterfront juried art festival features more than 40 fine artists and artisans on the Ventura Harbor Village main lawn, as well as over 50 street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats. Proceeds from the festival benefit FOOD Share. venturaartfestival.com

This festival is the only street painting festival in Ventura County. Approximately fifty artists will be creating vibrant sidewalk art with chalk pastels. According to organizer Barbara Hinton, chalk art was added to the event in 2011. “We had fourteen artists that first year, which was fantastic considering I didn’t know a single street painter when I first had the idea.”

A limited number of chalk art squares are available for sponsorship by companies or individuals and will feature the sponsor’s name. Sponsorships can be purchased through Ventura County Art Events, which hosts the festival.

For artist application or sponsorship information, please contact Executive Director Barbara Hinton 650-9858 or visit venturaartfestival.com.

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