Art Street, Inc. is a 501(c)3
non-profit arts organization, directed by Robert
Guillemin. For almost forty years, Art Street
has taken the arts out of the "culture houses"
and into the streets, engaging large throngs of
people in cultural events. Art Street has developed
a national reputation for using the arts to rally
people around noble causes. Art Street programs
have reached millions of people in cities throughout
the United States and beyond. One program that
has been particularly successful has been the
creation of a popular public artist and folk hero
known and loved as "Sidewalk Sam". Sidewalk
Sam draws pictures on sidewalks in the midst of
pedestrian traffic and delights passerbys with
his friendly, inclusive creative spirit.
Art Street’s mission is to harness the unique
powers of the arts to inspire people, promote community
spirit, enrich daily life, and address social ills.