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Price

Donation

$10 Adult / $5 Student

Dates

Apr 4th - Dec 31st

8am

Location

Burns Square

South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Want to paint a sidewalk for the Avenue of Art, or know someone who does? The Avenue of Art will be working with artists April 4 - 10 to expand its footprint, so please join us! Anyone of any age or skill level can participate. We provide the paint and materials. The theme is Sarasota County and artwork must be approved prior to painting. Once approved we will help find the perfect spot to paint a sidewalk. You can paint alone, with a team, family member or friend. Artists can apply HERE

Please consider supporting our efforts by DONATING, CLICK HERE. We are trying to secure enough funds to complete Phase II and Phase III. 

Volunteers are also needed to help the artists, art supplies, social media, writing articles and so forth. Volunteers can apply HERE.

The 'Avenue of Art' started as a Chalk Festival event during covid. Artists already completed 150 sidewalk paintings for your viewing pleasure. This social-distancing cultural community event started in 2021 to celebrate Sarasota County Centennial from 1921-2021. 

Artists of all ages and skill levels, local, regional and national are participating in this event. Lori Escalera traveled from California. Lori participated in the Sarasota Chalk Festival since its inauguration in 2007 and every year since. We also had two sisters, age 2 and 4, that did a sidewalk painting of the sarasota sun, handprints and footprints :). Chalk Festival artist Luther Rosebaro (sketch artist) from Sarasota, took up painting for the first time as an artist in the 3D Illusion Museum in 2020 participated in the Avenue of Art, as did professional artist Truman Adams.

Phase I of the Avenue of Art is complete and QR code are affixed to the bottom right corner of each painting. The QR code directs visitors to information about the painting and how it is celebrates Sarasota County, as well as the artist and sponsors. Visitors can take this walking tour through the Burns Square historic district to view the street paintings anytime day or night. All one needs is a cell phone with a QR reader to access the information. And, you do not need a phone to just stroll and enjoy the artwork.

The stroll starts at the South West corner of Laurel Street and S. Orange Avenue in front of Susan Sloan Optometrist. You proceed south on the sidewalk towards The Fountain where it continues on the other side of the building heading north up the east side of S. Pineapple Avenue to Laurel Street; at Laurel Street you cross over to the west side of S. Pineapple and walk south towards LBoutique. The Avenue of Art stroll ends at the corner of S. Pineapple Avenue and Oak Street.

To go to the AVENUE OF ART website page CLICK HERE


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