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Elmira Street Painting Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Written By: Asha McKenzie
Elmira Street Painting Festival Tomorrow


ELMIRA (WENY) -- It's going to be a colorful weekend in Downtown Elmira, that's because the 7th annual Street Painting Festival begins tomorrow.
     The downtown area will be filled with music, art and local vendors. The festival is all about bringing the community together trough music and art.
     This weekend's festivities will turn Downtown Elmira into one big mural.
     "This is one of the real positive aspects of this community... Showing our downtown that has gone through many positive changes," said Jennifer Herrick from Elmira Downtown Development.
     Over 115 local artists will be out to paint the streets and they are expecting close to 5,000 people this year.
     "That's what these events are for to remind people that these businesses are here and I celebrate them and shop local."
     And for those with little ones, there will be tents set up with activities for them to enjoy.
     Live music as Wisener Park!

     Road closures:
     West water Street from Clemens to Columbia North Main Street from Ferris Street to Church Street