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Street Painting Festival

Street Painting Festival logo and boy painting

Since 2000, the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge has sponsored the annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival. The purpose of this festive occasion is to raise money for scholarships for students at Roane State Community College, thus helping provide an educated workforce for businesses moving to our region. The festival allows local artists of all ages to showcase their talents and provides a fun time for the Oak Ridge community. In the past 21 years, your generous donations have allowed Roane State to award more than 100 scholarships totaling over $200,000!

The theme for this year’s event is Honoring Scarboro 85. The Scarboro 85 were the first Black students to integrate Oak Ridge High School and Robertsville Junior High on September 6, 1955. We remember and honor the courageous “Scarboro 85” as part of our Oak Ridge history. Artists that create chalk art clearly inspired by the Honoring Scarboro 85 theme will take part in a chance to win a bonus prize of $25.

2021 Winners

Elementary Individual

First Place: Andes Rathien-vallejos
Second Place: Elsie Evans
Third Place: Juniper Hyde

Elementary Collaborative

First Place: Davis Family Rocks Chalk

Middle School Individual

First Place: Campbell Morgan
Second Place: Delila Duncan
Third Place: Halie Campbell

Middle School Collaborative

First Place; Zoie Ruble & Ruby Melton
Second Place: Pony Pals
Third Place: TIE: The Jacobs, St. Mary's School

High School Individual

First Place: Maria Cacheiro
Second Place: Lilli Finstad
Third Place: Lindsey Bussell

High School Collaborative

First Place: Love at First Flight

Adult Individual

First Place: William Wensel!
Second Place: Sarah Shorter
Third Place: Eilieen Pont Briant

Adult Collaborative

First Place: Life Reins
Second Place: The Girls
Third Place: American Museum of Science & Enerqy

Family Team

First Place: Dawn and Her Guys
Second Place: Tia, Z, B & K-Dub
Third Place: The Sister Squad

Honoring the Scarboro 85

Dawn and Her Guys

Painting with a lightbulb and Oak Ridge 85

People's Choice

Zoie Ruble & Ruby Melton

Painting of Halloween themed monsters and spider

Best in Show

William Wensell

Painting of a face in colorful clouds

When? Where?

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Location: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge


Calling all artists! There is no charge. Artists of all ages welcome.

Due to spacing restriction, we are limited to 75 artists participating.


Support the artists and Roane State student scholarships

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

MCLInc. ORNL. UCOR. Explore Oak Ridge. Sherrill Family Eyecare, PLLC

  • MCLinc
  • ORNL Credit Union
  • UCOR
  • Breakfast Rotary
  • Charles & Roseanne Samuels
  • Explore Oak Ridge
  • Jim Dodson
  • Sunset Rotary Club
  • Adolph King
  • Ann Morphew
  • Barbara and Ken Krushenski
  • Betty Mansfield
  • Bob Hightower
  • Cynthia Jeffers
  • Dogwood Arts
  • Elite Dental - Dr. Lenihan
  • Gene Patterson
  • Jack Bailey
  • Jackson Square Association
  • John & Marilyn Wagoner
  • Karen Brunner
  • Mike Brown
  • ORUD
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Randy McNally
  • Sherrill Family Eyecare PLLC
  • Sonia Summers
  • Teresa Duncan
  • The Ferrell Shop
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Virginia Jones
  • William Roberts, MD, PHD


For questions, please contact:

Sandy Vann
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4802

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