troy river street festival 2013 wide

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_2.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_3.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_4.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_5.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_6.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_7.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_8.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_9.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_10.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_11.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_12.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_14.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_15.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_16.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_17.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_18.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_19.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_20.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_21.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_22.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_23.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_24.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_25.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_26.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_27.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_28.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_29.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_30.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_31.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_32.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_33.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_34.jpg

river_street_festival_2013_sidewalk_painting_35.jpg

Sidewalk painting from the 2013 River Street Festival

troy river street festival 2013 sidewalk painting

Matthew Ruotolo and his dad, Richard, had side-by-side panels. Matthew's panel (left) is based on a design by Connor Moran, a friend from Wynantskill suffering from Crohn's Disease. Friends of Connor are raising money for his treatment by selling t-shirts with his design.

Our favorite part of the annual River Street Festival in Troy is the sidewalk painting contest. It's fun to the finished panels, but it's even more interesting to watch as the talented artists -- both adults and kids -- carefully create their works with chalk and charcoal.

Here's a big batch of sidewalk panels from the festival this past Saturday...


Photos are in large-format above -- scroll all the way up.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Pizza o'clock

The results of this analysis of college takeout orders is probably indicative of one (or some) of a few things: 1) GrubHub is popular at... (more)

New York has a big economy, but...

Macroeconomic fact of the day: New York's gross domestic product (GDP) was $1.3 trillion in 2013, according to figures out this summer from the federal... (more)

A series of eight loud bangs

Mike DeMasi got a walkthrough of the process for imploding the Wellington annex in downtown Albany from the projector coordinator for the demolition company. Noted:... (more)

Moving help for hire?

Jason emails: I see that you have a few old Ask AOA posts on moving companies (from 2011 and 2010) which may be helpful to... (more)

98 Acres in Albany

Almost everything about the Empire State Plaza is big: its physical size, its place in Albany's skyline, its presence in the city's history over the... (more)

Recent Comments

I had the pleasure of experiencing protected bike lanes in Montreal recently. It really made for a fast, efficient way to move both bike & car traffic. As a biker, it was easy to see how to navigate a busy road, and it was nice to have a bit of buffer/safety from traffic (or just knowing that the possibility of a car swerving in to you was incredibly low because of these features). As a driver, it was nice to see all of the bikes in one area, so that you don't have the errant biker who decides to blow through most of the traffic signals the wrong way down a street.

Moving help for hire?

...has 4 comments, most recently from Valerae

Fort Nassau

...has 9 comments, most recently from Tim

Where to get good peaches?

...has 5 comments, most recently from Laura

A bit more about protected bike lanes in Albany

...has 12 comments, most recently from Pete

A series of eight loud bangs

...has 1 comment, most recently from Andy