Register Now To Create Art in the South Grand Chalk Walk
St. Louis, MO – July 24, 2018 – Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the South Grand Chalk Walk, put on by the South Grand Cultural Alliance every fall. The event takes place Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Ritz Park on South Grand.
“Chalk Walk is all about celebrating our local talent and inviting everyone to come enjoy everything South Grand Business District has to offer,” said Rachel Witt, Executive Director. “We invite artists of all kinds to showcase their originality through chalk art.”
Up to $650 in cash prizes plus even more gift card prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces of artwork in the age categories of 0-11, 12-17 and 18+ as judged by community art experts. Passers by can vote all day for their favorites and the top three vote getters for Community Favorite will also get prizes. Local groups will perform and a community mural will take shape throughout the day.
This year, organizers are adding a new element to the festival – signature artists. After reviewing a public call for artists, Kelly Burris, Terry Hinkle, Alex Johnmeyer and Ori Tala (aka N’Dea Collins-Whitfield) were selected to be paid artists, creating signature pieces that day at anchor spots throughout the festival. Their full profiles, photos and sample pieces are available here: http://bit.ly/
“This is a great chance for local professionals to showcase their art, engage with their neighbors and draw people throughout the festival,” said Justin King, Chalker in Chief on the event planning committee and former grand prize winner. “Stay tuned as we get closer to October, as we’ll be sharing photos of their concepts as they prepare for the event.”