PORTMark your calendars now for Saturday, August 20, 2016 (or thereabouts) to be in Portland for the 51st Annual WCSH Sidewalk Art Festival, one of my favorite annual events.

I had the great pleasure of attending this year’s festival this past weekend and it was great.

Here are a few of the artists on display that caught my eye this year:

Jennie Blue

I love the hand illustration on the plates, bowls and trays of Jennie Blue, by artist Jennifer Sochin Connor.

DezzArt

Check out the colorful folk/pop art paintings of DezzArt.

Maine Photography

Then there is the stunning Down East landscapes of photographer Chris Lawrence of Maine Photography.

Danny O Studio

I also love the work of Danny O Studio – the “official and only website of Daniel ‘Danny O’ O’Connor.”

Bruce Lippincott

It is hard not to be stunned by the great photography (“Landscapes, seascapes, cloud formations and harbor views”) of Bruce Lippincott.