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62nd Annual Sidewalk Art Show - Virtual Event

Saturday, August 15, 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sidewalk Art Show - Virtual Event

Outdoor Physical Show CANCELLED

NEW! Virtual Event: August 15-16, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 6 pm - 7:30 pm | Sunday, August 16, 1 pm - 4 pm

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Over the past six decades, the annual Sidewalk Art Show has become a beloved tradition for our community, infusing downtown Roanoke with energy, creativity, and excitement. Thousands visit the show each year to peruse the artists' tents, discover new treasures, and make new friends.

Traditions must evolve sometimes, and that’s where the Taubman Museum of Art is now with the Sidewalk Art Show. Given the current situation with COVID-19, the Governor’s order to limit gatherings, and our commitment to our community’s wellbeing, the Taubman Museum of Art has made the tough decision to cancel the on-site, physical show scheduled for August 15-16.

But don’t despair! You’ll still be able to purchase fine artworks and support artists, only this year in a virtual form.

Just recently launched, the new Sidewalk Art Show Online Art Sale features a range of works available for purchase, including jewelry, fine art photography, painting, sculpture, and more. Proceeds from the sales benefit both the artists and the Museum, supporting the arts in Roanoke and beyond. You can visit the shop online at    


And on August 15-16, you can experience the show in a new way on our website and social media channels. We’ll connect you with artists through virtual, live experiences such as Q+A’s, demonstrations, studio tours, and more. You’ll get an insider’s peek into the artists’ workspaces, learn about their creative processes, and see the new projects they’re working on.


Show Schedule Coming Soon!

Visit this webpage or visit our Facebook page to view a YouTube livestream of the show on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th. Artists will tune in live on YouTube and Facebook to answer questions and comments during the show.

For questions, please contact Libba Cooper: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 540.204.4120 

 Join the Taubman Team for a virtual beer and wine tasting, August 15-16!


  • Beliveau Farm Winery, led by Ivan Beliveau, owner
    • Fireside Chat Cabernet Franc
    • Sunset Sipper Red
  • Big Lick Brewing Company, led by Bryan Summerson, president and head brewer
    • Scatter Kindness, American Pale Ale
    • West Station Pils, Czech-style Pilsner
    •  Shabby Chic, New England Style Double IPA


  • Chateau Morrisette, led by Masten Taylor, wholesale manager
    • Vidal Blanc
    • Archival 
  • Three Notch’d Brewery & Craft Kitchen, led by Ben Harvey, assistant general manager
    • Watermelon, Gose
    • Lotus, Juicy IPA
  • Barboursville Vineyard, led by Luca Paschina, general manager and winemaker
    • Viognier Reserve, 2018
    • Octagon, 2015
  • Beale’s Brewery, led by James Frazer, head brewer

For Accepted Artists

Presenting Sponsor: American National Bank and Trust



Lead Sponsor: Blue Ridge Beverage and LinDor Arts

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