Italian Street Painting has been a tradition in Europe since the 16th Century and a tradition in State College since 1999. Our Italian Street Painting Festival, which is located in the 100 block of Hiester Street, will once again feature street painters of national and regional significance.
In addition, at least 20 smaller works measuring 6’ by 4’ will be drawn by a variety of local visual artists, including some from local high schools, State College Area High School grads and Penn State art majors. To apply to be one of our street painters please contact us.
Finally, our Little Art Alley provides artists of any age and ability with the opportunity to add to the festival! For a $5 fee, you get a beautiful box of pastels, a 14″x 14″ square to draw on and the opportunity to create a masterpiece!
Street painters will be on-site from Thursday, July 12 to Saturday, July 14 between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 15, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting.
We are currently seeking a presenting sponsor for the Festival’s Italian Street Painting Festival. Contact us for details if you are interested in learning more!
The Little Art Alley is sponsored by Sheetz, Inc.
6′ by 4′ works are sponsored by Centre Area Transportation Authority, Home Instead Senior Care, Jana Marie Foundation, and Ward Transport & Logistics Corp.
NEW THIS YEAR Peace, Love and Donuts as well as Rita’s Italian Ice will be providing food on Hiester Street this year during the street painting times.