Second annual Great Jamestown ChalkWalk Sept. 14

JAMESTOWN – Experience a fantastic day of fun for everyone at the second annual Great Jamestown ChalkWalk. Jamestown Now, Michaels and the Jamestown Renaissance Center are hosting this event on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., in downtown Jamestown. Novice or experienced chalk artists will cover Jamestown’s sidewalks with works of art and compete for $1,200 in cash prizes.

Throughout the day there will be activities for the kids and entertainment for all. At 6:30 p.m. a public reception and award ceremony at The Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center will conclude the event. Artists that participate in the ChalkWalk have the opportunity to display his or her artistic work at the closing reception.

Artists are needed to make this event a success. Public art, such as ChalkWalks, bring a community together in unique and creative ways. Chalk art has a rich history of being an accessible and engaging form of art for people of all ages, regardless of artistic ability. Last year, more than 20 artists painted the city in chalk with more than 200 hundred spectators gathering to watch them work.

Registration forms for interested artists and can be found at “http://www.facebook.com/JamestownNow”>www.facebook.com/JamestownNow, by emailing JamestownNow@gmail.com, or by calling 483-5772. Mail completed registration forms to: Jamestown Now, PO Box 848, Jamestown 14702. There is a $10 fee that is due on the day of the event.

Not an artist? Jamestown Now is also looking for donations to help make this event a success. As an important member of our community, would you consider becoming a “Chalk Star” by making a donation? Contact Jamestown Now with any questions regarding donations or artist registration at JamestownNow@gmail.com or by calling 483-5772.