Savannah Welcomes Spring with Colorful Sidewalk Art

April 26, 2012 by

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival

Blooming azaleas and vibrant crepe myrtles won’t be the only things adding color to the city of Savannah this spring. Students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will transform Forsyth Park into a colorful open-air art gallery at the 2012 SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. An art form that has been around since the 16th century and a favorite childhood pastime, sidewalk painting is a great way for artists to express their creativity and for others to enjoy it.

An annual tradition, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival provides undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni and prospective students (high school juniors and seniors) the opportunity to create temporary masterpieces and to compete in respective categories for cash prizes.

An open canvas, the sidewalk provides participants with a surface full of interesting textures and plenty of space for the artists to work. Representing many of the art disciplines at SCAD, the distinct styles, backgrounds and interests of the artists add a unique flair of culture and color to the park.

Happening this Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., plan to spend the afternoon with your family at Forsyth Park. Stroll through the park snapping photos of your favorite paintings or relax on the lawn with good food and music.  Plenty to see and do, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival is something the whole family can enjoy on a spring afternoon.

Learn more about this event and plan your visit here.