After 20 hours of work over 2 1/2 days, a local group harrassed me during the event, then after I finished, held a protest about the image of Ponce de Leon being "celebrated", and proceeded to splatter my art with fake blood. Witnesses told me they notified a deputy standing nearby, but he said he could do nothing, because the art was worthless and it was on a public street. I felt like this was an insult, and I am looking into the local laws. If this is what the law currently states, then it needs to clarified or changed. Street painting is no different than a band performance. And you can be sure that if someone started creating a disturbance and throwing things at the band, they would be escorted out and arrested.
Link to video from Local TV news channel 5 WPTV interview about damage done to my art at festival last Sunday [link]