wcshAnyone who has spent any amount of time here on Lost Cowboy knows how much I adore art fairs. Well, two of my favorites are coming up:

The WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival – Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), on the downtown streets of the great New England harbor city of Portland, ME.

The Plaza Art Fair – Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 (Friday: 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Country Club Plaza in the great American city of Kansas City, MO.

I have been to both of these great art fairs in the past and I hope to make it to them again this year. The Sidewalk Art Festival in Portland will be marking its 50th anniversary this year which will make it even more exciting than ever. And Portland is a great city and you can have a great day looking at the art and exploring the nearby Old Port district. Although Portland is a small city compared to Boston, Providence, Hartford and many other regional cities – the Sidewalk Art Festival is the biggest annual outdoor art festival in New England.

plazaMeanwhile, the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City has been an autumn institution for more than 80 years and is one of the biggest fairs of its type in the Midwest. Located right on the streets of Country Club Plaza, KC’s upscale shopping, dining and hotel district, the Plaza Art Fair attracts top artists from the area and all over the US.

So mark your calendars and try to make it to one of these great events.