The WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival in Downtown Portland will be a sea of artists and art lovers. Although many participating artists are from Maine and New Hampshire, a significant number are from states up and down the Eastern Seaboard. And it’s exciting to welcome back both our new artists, artists who’ve participated for just a year or two, as well as artists who’ve made this Festival a part of their summer for more than 30 years! The Festival is professionally judged show with cash prizes. Artists have the option to participate in the judging. Held at Congress Street and Monument Square, and Congress Street is closed for the day so people can walk comfortably around the artists booths and enjoy the show.