PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This year's WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival will be Aug. 22. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Downtown Portland will be a sea of artists and art lovers.
This year will mark the 50th year of the Festival. The Festival takes place in Portland's Arts District (on both sides of Congress Street from Congress Square to Monument Square). Streets are closed, providing a safe and truly festive atmosphere for shoppers and artists alike.
The Festival is professionally-judged show with cash prizes. Artists have the option to participate in the judging.