We’ve been fortunate to have Holly Foy as the intrepid coordinator of our Street Painting exhibition since 2001. Creative, resourceful, and good-humored, she brings together an immensely talented group of street painters. In 2020, rather than inviting our crew to create artwork on the State College streets with hundreds of supportive fans passing each hour to encourage them, she asked the street painters to work from their own homes.
Eleven artists answered the call. Eight are from central Pennsylvania, one is from the Philadelphia area, one is from Pittsburgh, and one is working in Canada! Several created their images around their work-from-home schedules, one drew while juggling parenting of her toddler – and most had to dodge the rain with tarps, towels, plywood and creative ingenuity to preserve their images! Two artists invited neighborhood kids and relatives to draw smaller images of their own, some had family and neighbors cheering them on, and one drew while caring for a parent who had experienced a surgery the day before!
We think you’ll agree that all that work was worth it!