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Sidewalk Art Show returns in downtown Roanoke

A year after the Sidewalk Art Show went virtual the popular event returned to downtown Roanoke...
A year after the Sidewalk Art Show went virtual the popular event returned to downtown Roanoke this weekend.(wdbj7)
Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 9:40 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A year after the Sidewalk Art Show went virtual because of the pandemic, more than 100 artists and many more art lovers returned to downtown Roanoke Saturday and Sunday.

Sponsored by the Taubman Museum of Art, the Sidewalk Art Show has become a popular Roanoke tradition over the last 63 years.

It features all types of art, from artists near and far.

Cindy Petersen is the executive director of the Taubman Museum of Art.

“One of my favorite parts of the Sidewalk Art Show is greeting every artist and hearing their stories,” Petersen told WDBJ7, “looking at the different types of art that we are representing.”

Artist Rod Hemming, from Buchanan, is a regular in the Roanoke event.

“We missed it of course for the last year or so, because of … well, we all know what,” he said, “but happily we’re back.”

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