Even Rain Won't Stop the Artists at
the Fourth Annual Foxborough Street Painting
Our 4th Annual Foxborough Street Painting Festival was originally set for Saturday, May 19th, but the threat of downpours pushed us to postpone the event to Sunday, May 20th. Walking into North Marketplace at Patriot Place early that morning we didn't know what to expect, would the artists be able to change dates? Would we still get the huge crowd turnouts?
Every year, we're blown away by the incredible community support and artist turnout and we are proud to report that this year topped our numbers again, despite the weather! The artists came from 16 different towns to cover the walkways of North Marketplace with 53 vibrantly colored chalk drawings. This year's theme, 'Where I'm From', took us around the globe and showed us lots of town pride. With the support of the artists, their families, and all the patrons who came out to cheer us on we were able to raise over $1,000 for the Gerald Roy Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Roy was a pillar of our art community, having taught Art at FHS for over 30 years and having served as the K-12 Art Department Head for Foxborough Public Schools. When he started teaching there were only 25 students enrolled in art class, only 1 classroom, and little more than a box of crayons for supplies. Today we are proud to teach over 1,000 aspiring FHS artists in 15 different Art Electives that range from CP to AP level. The Gerald Roy Memorial Scholarship, with the support of Mr. Roy's family and friends, will be awarding scholarships to four FHS graduating seniors this year, seniors who are planning on majoring in art and/or education in college.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate and support our artists this year and a special thank you to all our artists. You continue to inspire us with your creativity and passion. Thank you!