Music and artwork filled a stretch of downtown Saturday as hundreds of people hit the streets for a weekend-long celebration of the arts.
A four-block stretch of San Fernando Road, between Olive Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard, was blocked off to through traffic to make way for dozens of booths, featuring paintings, wood carvings, jewelry and other pieces of artwork for sale by artisans from across the state.
The festival also featured a long line-up of performances by local bands and dance groups, including the Burbank High jazz band, Burbank High School dance team and the John Burroughs High improv troupe.
Beyond offering exposure to the arts, Burbank resident Karen Almeida said the festival also helps to bring the community together.
“The more we do things like this, the more you get people to communicate with each other,” she said. “And the more you get the community together, the stronger the community.”