Sidewalk Art Festival 2017
June 2 & 3
WHAT: A unique, fun, art-filled community event! Fantastic art unfolds on the sidewalks while musicians play, children frolic and adults enjoy!
WHEN: On Friday June 2nd and Saturday, June 1rd. Artists have from 5 pm. until 2 p.m. Saturday to work on their chalk drawings. The public is invited to view this art as it develops throughout the day. Finished art will be judged at 2 pm, and artist awards will be announced between 3-5 p.m. at the talent show
WHERE: The Street Painting Festival will be held on the sidewalks in front of the SPA apartments- Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY
COST: Free to the public, and chalk pastels will be furnished at no cost to the participating artist
WHAT ARTISTS DO: Those agreeing to serve as artist should complete registration form. Most fill in a 2x2 foot square in assigned place. Scribbling is not permitted
ARTIST QUALIFICATIONS: Artists ages 5-adult and all skill levels are invited to participate. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups, high school and college students, want-to-be-artists and, of course, professional artists are all welcome!
Festival Information and rules for Artists
Professional: A person who sells their art or is employed and/or teaches in any area using skills in design, graphic development, etc., that can be related to "sidewalk chalking."
Amateur: A person who is not a professional, does not sell paintings or related type art, but may have had formal art training and/or participated in an earlier street painting event (includes all school age children).
If artists of varying skill levels (such as a beginner and a professional) form a team to chalk a square, please designate your team at the level of the most accomplished artist.
Also, when completing the registration form, please use the following definitions in further describing you or your team:
Elementary School: A child or team of children of elementary school age (Grades k-5). Students do not have to be a member of an art class, but if not participating with a school teacher, then a parent must be present at all times during the event.
Middle School: A child or team of children of middle school age (Grades 6-8). Students do not have to be a member of an art class, but if not participating with a school teacher, then a parent must be present at all times during the event.
High School: A student or a team of students of high school age (Grades 9-12).
Adult/Child Team: An adult and child (or children) competing as a team. The adult should not contribute more than 40% of the creation and drawing of the square and must not be classified as a professional. The child (or children) must be under the age of 18.
Team: A team of 2 or more artists working together.
On the day of the festival, if you would like to chalk next to another artist or artist group, please make that request on the last line of the registration form, and name the artist or team. Festival organizers will do their best to honor such requests for artists who register at an early date.