Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sidewalk Art

The 44th Annual WCSH6 Sidewalk Art Festival was held yesterday in the center of the city. Over 300 hundred artists showed their work up and down Congress Street and the surrounding area. As usual, the streets expected over 40,000 buyers, lookers and just plain gawkers. I was there early, to beat the thunderstorms and the crowds. Forty-four years ago, I walked up Congress with Paul and Kendall and were amazed even in its birth. Would it last? I didn't think it had a chance. So much for my prognostications skills back then.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite days in Portland. We had to miss it this year but we've been to quite a few over the last decade and have the art hanging on our walls to prove it.