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A view of the 2012 Sidewalk Art show in downtown Roanoke.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Sidewalk Art Show is back for its 55th year, and so far it appears the weather will be favorable.
“It looks at this point like we’re going to luck out,” said Paige Kauffman, events manager for the Taubman Museum of Art.
If the weather turns sour it still won’t be a wash, as the museum is continuing the new practice of keeping the show entirely under tents.
More than 110 artists are participating this year, hailing from Florida, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as cities all over Virginia. Last year’s best in show winner, Radford watercolor artist Z.L. Feng, will return, and Roanoke luminaries such as Eric Fitzpatrick, John Wilson and Suzun Hughes, Scott “Toobz” Noel and Mary Boxley Bullington will show their wares.
The show has a new sponsor, Kroger, and a new award, the Art of Mobility Award, judged by RIDE Solutions, a Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission program that encourages energy-efficient transportation.
Of course there are the traditional juried awards: $1,500 best in show, $1,000 second prize and $750 third prize. This year’s juror is Charlottesville-based art critic Sarah Sargent, contributing editor to Virginia Living Magazine. The awards will be announced Saturday.
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