MWPAI plans Arts Festival for late July


The 2021 Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Arts Festival returns Tuesday, July 27, through Sunday, Aug. 1, with the highlight attraction, the Sidewalk Art Show, featuring more than 200 fascinating works in a colorful array of media.

The finest in local musical talent will take the stage throughout the day. Watch as art is created under the weight of a four-ton road roller in the Big Ol’ Steamrollin’ Print Invitational. Delight in the splendor of motorized masterpieces in the Fountain Elms Invitational antique cart show.

Munson-Williams Director of Performing Art and Special Projects Bob Mortis said all events in the festival will adhere to the current state Health and Safety Guidelines.

“We want to celebrate the arts with the community, and we want to keep everyone safe,” he added.

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Works for the Sidewalk Art Show may be submitted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10. This is a juried exhibition. Not every work submitted will be placed on view.

One work may be submitted by each artist. All works must be originals, not copies, produced within the past five years and not previously exhibited at the Institute, including the School of Art Annual Exhibition. Registration is free to Munson-Williams members, high school students, and SNAP/EBT card holders. For all others, a non-refundable registration fee of $15 is payable by cash or check.

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