Sunday, May 29, 2011

Artists Race To Get Spots in Central Park Again

Sunday, May 29, 2011. 61st & Fifth Avenue- Central Park. Back to Racing. Artists waiting to race into Central Park's Wien Walk this morning at 5:55am. (Illustration By Peter Walsh)


As the summer drawing season begins, the removal of a court-ordered restraining order blocking enforcement of new park rules is again forcing artists to fight for limited spaces in New York City's Central Park and three other Manhattan parks, according to The Central Park Portrait Exchange.

This morning, with a 6:00am nod of the head from a Parks Department PEP officer, a dozen artists sprinted into Central Park's Wien Walk to secure locations. For video of the foot race shot last summer (July 2010), click here.

Then the waiting began again. The park goers and tourists who are these artists' dedicated fans and customers don't really begin arriving in any substantial numbers for about 5 hours. A long day gets longer with the new park rules.

Sunday, May 29, 2011. Artists waiting for customers in Central Park's Wien Walk, 7:15am.

Read More:

CENTRAL PARK PORTRAIT EXCHANGE - May 29, 2011 - By Peter Walsh

A Walk In The Park - May 19, 2011

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