Syracuse New Times Street Painting Festival 2019

The annual Syracuse New Times Street Painting Festival is coming back for 2019! Now in its 29th year, the festival draws local artists downtown to create magnificent works of chalk art along the city sidewalks. Coinciding with the annual downtown Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, the day is a celebration of creation.

Pick a numbered section of the sidewalk on Montgomery Street and sign in at the New Times booth to begin. Chalk will be provided, but bringing your own is encouraged. The competitions are open to all skill and age levels. You can register for the contest online or the day of the event at a small additional charge.

Saturday, July 27*; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain Date: July 28*

Montgomery Street (by City Hall)

Entry Fee:
$10 for youth (12 and younger) & teens (ages 13-17)*
$20 for adults (18 and older)*

* = add $5 for registration on the day of the event; registration will be open all day July 28, or until there is no more available space.


We’ll have over $2,000 in cash and prizes to give away to winners! Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, as well as honorable mention, in each category. Viewers will be allowed to vote on their favorite piece and an additional prize will be awarded to the artist who wins People’s Choice. Check back for more information!

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