The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival will take place Sept. 10-11, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura. 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.
Visitors will see a wide range of fine arts and fine crafts for sale, including pottery, painting, photography, jewelry and more. Ventura County artists, as well as some from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, will be participating.
Award winning chalk artist, Willie Zin, will make his return to the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival to share his love of chalk drawings with event attendees. Zin’s passion for street painting began in early 2009 when he stumbled upon the medium while browsing the internet. For the last seven years, he has attended a number of street painting events and has been a Featured Artist at several festivals while earning numerous awards, including Best In Show.
Kids will also get a chance to show off their talent by creating beautiful works of art. With the purchase of a box of chalk, each child will receive a 2’x2’ square to create their own masterpieces and the proceeds will be donated to charity.
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.
Ventura Harbor Village has free admission and complimentary parking and over 30 seaside restaurants, boutiques, new waterfront coffee house, and several local artist galleries to enjoy during the two day festival. For artist application or sponsorship information, please contact Executive Director Barbara Hinton (805) 650-9858 or visit venturaartfestival.com.