From whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors and oils & more, Pearl Street Arts Fest is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the heart of downtown Boulder on the renowned Pearl Street Mall.
The 2018 event, our 40th Annual Festival, takes place Saturday, July 21 from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday, July 22 from 10 am - 5 pm
Admission to the festival itself is free. Every Saturday and Sunday, City of Boulder Parking Garages are free. For more parking information click here.
Artists will travel from all over Colorado and more than 20 other U.S. states to exhibit and sell pieces to experienced collectors, as well as enthusiastic newcomers. Attendees will be able to peruse sculptures in metal & upcycled materials; handcrafted wood & furniture; paintings in acrylic, oil & watercolors; ceramics; jewelry; photography and glass in a variety of styles from abstract to Impressionistic, functional and decorative. Click here for a sneak peak of exhibiting artists.
In addition to artisan booths, Open Studios Mobile Art Lab will bring on site art instruction and inspiration to students of all ages at the art activity tent Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm on the Courthouse Lawn. Check out our Children's Activities page for more details and ideas of other things to keep the kiddos entertained.
The Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP), formerly Downtown Boulder, Inc., is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of downtown as the heart of the greater Boulder community. As the umbrella organization for the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) and the Downtown Boulder Foundation (DBF), the Partnership works tirelessly to make our downtown a national model of success.
The Downtown Boulder Foundation is a charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining downtown Boulder as the heart and soul of our community. Our staff and volunteers produce over two dozen annual events focused on arts, culture, family entertainment and supporting local business. From fine arts to free concerts on the Pearl Street Mall, DBF events draw nearly 250,000 people downtown every year. We also support other community events that enhance downtown including the Boulder International Film Festival, the Pearl Street Stampedes and the Adventure Film Festival.