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62nd Annual Sidewalk Art Show - Virtual Event

Sunday, August 16, 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sidewalk Art Show - Virtual Event

Outdoor Physical Show CANCELLED

NEW! Virtual Event: August 15-16, 2020

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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. Certain artists will be tuning in live on YouTube and Facebook to answer questions and comments during the show.

The Taubman Museum of Art is grateful to all that have supported the fundraiser and is excited to share these wonderful new virtual experiences with you online.

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

For Accepted Artists



Sidewalk Art Show Online Art Sale

The Online Art Sale will be up through August 31, 2020. The sale features juried artists for the 62nd Annual Sidewalk Art Show. Sales for this fundraiser will be split 50/50 between the artist and the Museum. Shipping of artwork will be coordinated between the artist and the buyer post-sale. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

We hope to see you at the Sidewalk Art Show in August and we hope you enjoy this online shopping experience.



Presenting Sponsor: American National Bank and Trust



Lead Sponsor: Blue Ridge BeverageLinDor Arts, and Grand Home Furnishings

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