The 20th annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts kicks off on Saturday, August 24, but vounteers to assist in putting on the two-day festival.

“We need face painters we need security. If you have an art background fine, if not that’s fine too. The biggest part is you enjoy yourself and be involved with the festival,” said Michelle Harrington, the festival’s co-chair.

Organizers are currently looking for volunteers to assist with Site Crew (behind the scenes managers), KidsFest (free craft making and activities for families), Cultural and Environmental Row and Cafe (food stations and food truck services).

Volunteers have always been an integral part of the festival and receive,vendor discounts, free festival shirts, letters of recommendation, and a fun and memorable experience.

“We’re just looking to make sure that the tradition continues so that this beautiful area and everything that’s involved with it continues for another 20 or 40 or 60 years,” Harrington said.

The festival is held Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to volunteer go to elmwoodartfest.org/volunteer .

(WIVB-TV)