ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — This weekend, the sidewalks and streets of downtown Roanoke were filled with paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and the artists who dreamt them up.

The Taubman Museum of Art held its 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show on the streets surrounding the museum. Over 100 artists came out from all over the nation to show off their one-of-a-kind crafts.

One of those artists was Bernie Houston, who makes sculptures out of driftwood. Houston says he began collecting driftwood at age 11 on the beaches of Georgia. The first sculpture he made was a coffee table that he brought to sell at a farmer’s market.

“Right outta the box, it sold…light bulb! Thirty-seven years later and I’m traveling the planet collecting driftwood,” said Houston. “As an artist, it’s my job to bring the dead back to life.”

Houston travels to art shows all over and has named his business Seadrift Sculptures.

According to Houston, he has been as far as Alaska for driftwood and all his sculptures are one singular piece of wood. He says his favorite piece is always the next one because every piece of wood is different.

If you want to see Houston’s art, as well as many other pieces, the Sidewalk Art Show will continue on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the streets surrounding the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke.