ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – The Elmira Street Painting Festival is canceled this Sunday due to the rain. The remainder of the events connected to the festival was canceled yesterday because of the weather.
“The Elmira Street Painting Festival is an art-filled, family fun weekend celebrating creativity,” organizers said. “Street painting, also commonly known as street art, is the activity of rendering artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares with impermanent materials,” they continued.
That’s what’s happening Saturday and Sunday downtown. Artists will turn the streets into art. There will also be LIVE music, vendors, food, and so much more for you and your family to enjoy.
If you’re traveling through the area, there are temporary road closures you’ll want to be aware of (until Sunday, July 18th at 7 PM). N. Main from Gray Street to Church Street and E. Gray Street from Lake Street to Baldwin Street.
We spoke with Elmira Downtown Development’s Jennifer Herrick said,
18 News spoke with Jennifer Herrick, executive director for Elmira Downtown Development, who said it is good to be back around people again.
“This is what our organization does best,” said Herrick. “We gather people we celebrate what’s happening in the downtime district and support our small businesses. So, it just, it feels really good bringing and seeing people back into our downtown.”
The Elmira Music in the Park Concert is canceled.
Stay with 18 news for more updates on the Elmira Street Painting festival.