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Photos from the Street Painting Festival of Lake Worth, FL

By Kenin Bassart @Constantramble

For the last 20 Years the city of Lake Worth, Fl has held an annual Street Painting Festival. We had an awesome time at the festival and wanted to share some pictures of the event. It’s truly fascinating to see what emerges on the street “canvas” in less than 48 hours using just chalk. Sadly there is no way to preserve the images and they only last until the next rain.

Face from Street Painting Festival

Held in early February each year, the city of Lake Worth, FL turns their streets into the largest festival of its kind.  With over 400 artists and 200 unique “canvases”  the creativity is incredible. You can find all kinds of art from classical reproductions to pop art mashups to completely unique works.

As the Street Painting Festival begins the artists all get to work creating their temporary masterpieces.

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Girl Working on Street Painting

Guys Painting

All artists are limited to one medium: Chalk

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photo courtesy Kristina Baines of Cool Anthropology

The artists work quickly for the pieces come together since they are racing against time and mother nature.

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Many pieces are simple and classical in nature with surprising levels of detail.

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Detail Girls Face

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B&W Street Painting

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photo courtesy Kristina Baines of Cool Anthropology

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Some pieces take inspiration from movies and pop culture.

Luke and Yoda

photo courtesy Kristina Baines of Cool Anthropology

Monsters Inc U

Oh the Places You will Go

Madagascar Painting

Photos from the Street Painting Festival of Lake Worth, FL

photo courtesy Kristina Baines of Cool Anthropology

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While other artists delve into more surreal works.

Wolf Collage

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For other artists animals were the star of the show.

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One of my favorites were the artists that specialized on perspective pieces. They drew in a way that gave  a 3-D look and feel to their work.

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photo courtesy Kristina Baines of Cool Anthropology

Even kids can get into the Street Painting Festival with their own designated section.

Kids Collage

The  Street Painting Festival is about more than just watching the artists do their thing. During the event the audience participated in the festival by singing or providing other forms of entertainment.

Acordian Player

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Kids Playing Guitar

Guy Painting Tree


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