Featured Artist Program

For the first time in 40 years, we will not hold our traditional Avenues Street Fair. The top reason for this decision is for the safety and wellbeing of our many wonderful volunteers and the thousands and thousands of neighbors who attend this celebration.  We hope to see you back in 2021!

Every year, the Avenues Street Fair Committee selects a different 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. This image becomes our visual theme for the Street Fair. Featured Artist artwork is printed on t-shirts, reusable shopping bags and in digital and print media. The Featured Artist also is given a complimentary booth at the fair, where you can see (and possibly purchase) the original artwork, as well some of their other work.

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.

More of Mark's work can be found at http://artofmarkwalton.com/

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.  You can order T-Shirts with this design from our home page. 

More information about the Featured Artist Program can be seen HERE.