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Street Painting Festival and Plein Air Competition to Host Hundreds of Fine Artists

They paint the town, red, purple, green and monochromatically — the 100+ street painters and muralists who participate in the 13th Annual Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival June 21 through June 23, 2013.

“There were more than 140 muralists and 40 fine artists on exhibit and a dozen plein air artists in town last year for the event,” stated organizer Melody Brunsting. “Each year the Street Painting Festival grows exponentially. By adding the art festival and exhibits last year, we saw larger crowds enjoying the artwork,” she added.

Up to 40 fine artists will have exhibits on the quad of the Temecula Civic Center as well as inside the conference center during the popular Street Painting Festival that opens Friday at 5 p.m. Murals range from four feet by six feet, to 10 feet by 12 feet. Many of the works are original and artists will be painting to the theme “What a Wonderful World.”

Families, children, and beginners join in the creative endeavor in the family section where more than 500 smaller squares are blocked out for spectators to paint with pastels on the asphalt. The pastels are free while supplies last.

Applications for both Plein Air artists and Street Painters are available at  or by calling (951) 678-1456.