Lake Worth’s 18th Annual Street Painting Festival

For a weekend, the streets of downtown Lake Worth are a canvas being transformed into works of art. With hundreds of artists using only chalk creating more than 200 paintings, the festival claims to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Street performers and musical entertainment contribute to the festive atmosphere, and artists will continue working on their creations at 10 a.m. Sunday, February 26.


Carrie Bennett, an art teacher from Ft. Lauderdale, works on her piece. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)



An artist work on his painting. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Julie Silk Beaumont of Tequesta works on her street painting of manatees. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


An artist works on his painting. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Rhiannon Karp, 13, of Lake Worth, tries to eat a Twizzler candy without using her chalk-covered hands. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists create their paintings on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists create their paintings on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Aiman Akel, 17, with the Park Vista High School Art Club, works on his piece. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Tsuneo Sanda works on a piece featuring Queen Amidala from Star Wars. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Tsuneo Sanda works on a piece featuring Queen Amidala from Star Wars. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists create their paintings on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


An artist works on her painting on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Bodies as well as the streets are painted Saturday; these women worked to promote the Kavasutra Kava Bar. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


An artist works on one of the paintings that line Lake Worth’s streets. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists create their paintings on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


An artist works on his painting. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists create their paintings on Saturday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)


Artists work on Lake Ave. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) Click image to zoom.


An artist covers a painting with plastic to protect it overnight. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)


An artist covers a painting with plastic to protect it overnight. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)


Visitors pass by the work of artists who had mostly vanished for the night. (Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post)


An odd assortment of items are left behind after many artists had left for the night on Saturday. (Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post)

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