Sidewalk Art Show in downtown Roanoke brings together artists from all over
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On the weekend of June 4, the sidewalks and streets of downtown Roanoke were filled with paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and the artists who imagined them.
The Taubman Museum of Art held its 64th annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition on the streets surrounding the museum. More than 100 artists came from all over the country to show off their one-of-a-kind craftsmanship.
One of these artists was Bernie Houston, who makes driftwood sculptures. Housten says he started collecting driftwood when he was 11 on Georgia beaches. The first sculpture he made was a coffee table he brought to sell at a farmer’s market.
“Right out of the box it sold…a light bulb! Thirty-seven years later, I travel the planet collecting driftwood,” Houston said. “As an artist, it’s my job to bring the dead back to life.
Houston shares that he went all the way to Alaska for driftwood and all of his sculptures are one piece of wood. He says his favorite piece is always the next because every piece of wood is different.
Houston goes to art shows everywhere and named her business Seadrift Sculptures.
If you want to see Houston art plus so much more, the Sidewalk Art Show takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the streets surrounding the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke.