Featured Artist

Each year, the Avenues Street Fair Committee selects a local artist to create an original painting or digital work of art that represents the artist’s concept of what “the Avenues” means to them. Their creation becomes the official promotional art for the Fair.

We are excited to announce this year’s Featured Artist: Mark Walton, a freelance storyboard artist living with his family in the Avenues, where he grew up. He has worked on 27 animated films for Disney Animation Studios, Dream-Works Animation, Blue Sky Studios, and Warner Animation Group, including Tarzan, Home on the Range, Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, Duck Duck Goose, NextGen, Angry Birds 2, and The Playmobil Movie. Mark has lectured, lead workshops, and taught basic drawing, gesture drawing, color and design theory, storyboarding, and visual development at Cal Arts, Academy of Art Capilano, West-wood, USU, BYU, UVU, SAU, IUPUI, Sofa Studios, and CGMA. He also has been the voice of a few animated characters, including Rhino the Hamster in Disney’s Bolt. In his free time, he also enjoys drawing caricatures of friends, family, colleagues and complete strangers.

With the change from our traditional Street Fair format, Mark combined the elements of the Avenues and the current concerns into a design that reflects the Avenues Street Fair 2020   Stay Safe - Home Edition.  We are pre-selling 2020 Street Fair T-shirts now. Click here to order your T-Shirts! Please place your order by August 12 to reserve yours. The Street Fair Committee will deliver it to you in early September (while masked) and you can wear it on Street Fair Day, the 2nd Saturday in September, September 12, 2020. Mark the day on your calendars and we can still celebrate together!

Ave street fair stay safe home edition

 

More information about the Featured Artist Program can be found pdfhere.