ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Streets in downtown Elmira will come to life in color.

The annual Elmira Street Painting Festival is happening Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th. 

Artists of all types will create works of art on the streets, using pastels. Awards will be given out in a variety of categories.

The event will also have live music, food vendors, and activities for kids and families. The weekend kicks off with Alive after Five on Friday, on Water Street outside Turtle Leaf Cafe.