Street Painting 2015 Readers’ Photo Gallery

by Staff

Some of the best photos shot by readers of the Syracuse New Times of the 2015 Street Painting Fesival

The 2015 Street Painting Festival on July 25 illuminated Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse with an array of colors and creativity. Below are photos submitted by our readers, showcasing their talent.

Heroin, Jail and Family Values

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s Green Eyes: El Viejo, on display at the Community Folk Art Center, deals with a time of crisis for a Syracuse family. Cleeton documents a six-month period when Luis Charlesman, also called Green Eyes, was out on bail and awaiting sentencing for felony possession of heroin. The exhibit moves beyond involvement with the courts to discussion of a family context, to Charlesman’s ties with his wife and two stepdaughters.

Street Painting Chalks Up Another Winner

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

Artists of all ages painted the town every color one could imagine at the 25th annual Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting Festival, which took place on July 25 in front of City Hall.

Pavement to Paint

The Syracuse New Times street painting festival will take place on Saturday, July 25

The Syracuse New Times and Family Times' annual Street Painting Festival marks its silver anniversary on Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The action takes place in front of downtown Syracuse’s City Hall on Montgomery Street.

A Crafty Celebration

The AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

The 45th annual AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival returns this weekend to downtown Syracuse’s Columbus Circle and surrounding streets. Artists, live performers and food vendors from across the area and beyond will convene from Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26.

Honoring the Haudenosaunee Heritage

The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will take place Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 as part of Artsweek in Syracuse

The ecological-themed Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest returns to Hanover Square, at the intersection of East Water and South Warren streets, on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, as part of the ArtsWeek festivities.

Compelling Visuals from South Sudan

The new ArtRage gallery displays compelling photos representative of the differing styles of South Sudan

The new display at ArtRage Gallery views a nation that gained its independence just four years ago. Impressions: South Sudan blends interpretive and documentary-style photos by Michelle Gabel and Bruce Strong, commentary by Liberia-based independent journalist Maureen Sieh, and information about South Sudanese who moved to Syracuse years ago but still return to their homeland to enhance health care and education.

Art On The Porches

Art On The Porches brings the work of local artists and musicians to the streets of the Strathmore neighborhood.

Ruskin Avenue in the eclectic neighborhood of Strathmore in Syracuse, NY will host its 16th annual Art on the Porches event on Saturday, June 20. Art on the Porches features over 30 local artists and around nine musicians as well as local food vendors. Sponsored by surrounding businesses like Gannon’s Ice Cream, Art on the Porches has become a lively staple event within the Strathmore community.

Free Floatin’

The Creek Float returns for fifth year at Onondaga Creek.

The Creek Float is returning for its fifth year.

Let Us Continue

A recently installed Connective Corridor public art project invites the public to interact to complete it.

“Let Us Continue” is a beautiful vector art mural that provides a visual timeline of Syracuse’s civic and social history, focusing on the legacy of public works projects such as the Erie Canal.