The 9th Annual Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival (VASPF) is back at the Ventura Harbor Village. Sept. 7th& 8th for an amazing weekend to enjoy art, street painting and the beauty of the Ventura County coast.
Thirty-five artists will be showcasing their work in the artist’s area near harbor restaurants, including paintings, pottery, photography and jewelry all available for purchase. Additionally, the sidewalks along the water will be the canvas for approx. 35 street artists who will be creating colorful chalk pastel murals ranging from approximately 10×5 ft. to 10×10 ft in size.
Featured Artist Clif Gold will be returning to the festival for a second time. Gold is a color-blind artist based in San Jose and makes his own pastels into a unique color system for his art. He is known for creating whimsical lines and pattern illustrations at West Coast festivals.
Children can join in and create their own art as well in the Children’s Chalk Area run by The Boys and Girls Club of Ventura County. For $10 kids get a small box of chalk and a sidewalk square where they can create their own colorful work of art.
The festival is a fundraiser for local charities hosted by Ventura County Art Events, Inc. To date, the organization has donated $60,000 to FOOD Share of Ventura County. For more event information, visit www.venturaartfestival.com/ or www.facebook.com/vtaartandstreetpainting/