Printed on: July 26, 2013

Sidewalk Art Festival to draw thousands at greenbelt this weekend

By CODY McDEVITT
cmcdevitt@postregister.com

Eagle Rock Art Guild's 56th annual Sidewalk Art Festival is back.

The event will be held Saturday and Sunday on the Idaho Falls greenbelt.

"Hopefully it will be a nice day. People can take a stroll along the greenbelt and check out the art," guild board member Jane Winston said.

According to the guild's website, the event attracts about 15,000 people every year.

"We've had it for 59 years," Winston said. "They look forward to it. This is an art town that supports all arts. So people come out to see what we have to offer."

Food vendors will offer everything from kettle corn to hot dogs to ice cream. There also will be live musical entertainment both days, including the Lyle Albertson Strait Country Band, as well as The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers and 40 Somethin' band.

The original art displayed is designed and produced by local artists. Artists will be with their exhibits for the duration of the festival.

Categories include painting/drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and ceramics.

Those attending will not be permitted to park on the grass or along Memorial Drive or Riverside Drive.

People can park behind the buildings on Memorial Drive, according to Manell Piccolo, vice president of the Eagle Rock Art Guild.

Reporter Cody McDevitt can be reached at 542-6751.

If you go

What: Sidewalk Art Festival

Where: Idaho Falls greenbelt

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free