The 4th Annual Via Coloria Festival is this weekend in Elizabethtown

via colori Elizabethtown The 4th annual Via Colori®, an Italian street painting festival, will be held once again this year in Elizabethtown, Kentucky on Saturday, September 8 from 9AM to 10PM.

Via Colori raises money for the Advocacy and Support Center (ASC), a 501c3 nonprofit organization funded by state and federal grants and community donations. Its mission is to help and advocate for those affected by abuse, and functions uniquely as a combined rape crisis center and children’s advocacy center covering the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail ADD.

Not your Average Festival
Located on the streets of downtown Elizabethtown, Via Colori is a celebration of creativity. During the festival, dozens of large-scale pastel drawings will be created by artists directly on the pavement of North Main and the 31W square.

In addition to the live art creation and displays, there will also be continuous live entertainment, gourmet food, a children’s area, craft and art vendors, a car show, and much more. There will also be special lighting of the artwork on Saturday night that will bathe the works of art in candlelight during the night concert.

This year, the ASC is expecting more than 60 large scale materpieces to be created by volunteer artists. Each drawing is sponsored by a business, corporation, or individual which will be identified near the drawing. Via Colori artists are free to create their own concepts, as the festival relies upon the creative strengths of Kentucky’s artistic community.

The ASC is the only organization to host the annual festival in Kentucky. The first Via Colori was held in Naples, Florida and has occurred annually in select cities across the United States since the early 1990s.

North Main and 31W will be literally transformed into a street of color! This is the perfect opportunity to bring the family, witness beautiful artwork created in front of your eyes, and support a great cause. We hope to see you there!