The Foundation

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) provides grants to promote community appreciation of the arts and supports art education through scholarships and programs.  The Foundation supports The Children’s Workshop, The Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit, The Emerging Artists Program, The Image Review Workshop and Performing Arts at The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.  It also funds the Jean Alice Oliphant Scholarship at Rollins College in Winter Park and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Scholarship at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Since 2008 the foundation has had a continuing mission to enhance art appreciation, art education and community spirit. During the 2017 festival more than a thousand children had the opportunity to express their creativity though easel painting and the museum workshops reported more than 500 children per day took part in the their hands on art activities. And each year more than 4,500 Orange County students have had the thrill of having their artwork showcased and judged at the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit.

The Foundation received funding in 2017 from donations by The Joe and Sarah Galloway Foundation, The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, The Rotary Club of Winter Park, The Pocket Program and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

The Internal Revenue Service approved the Foundation, a Florida corporation not-for-profit, as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt entity in September of 2008.  If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, please contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 597, Winter Park, FL 32790, send an email to or call 407-644-7207.