Festival Schedule

Thursday, July 8th


10:00 AM - 8:00 PMChalk It Up

Festival begins! Come watch the artists start to create their larger than life pieces.


5:00-6:00 PMBeginners Chalk Art Class

Free class on beginner chalk art materials, color, and techniques.


6:00-7:00 PMAmateur Chalk Art Class

Free class on intermediate chalk art materials, color, and techniques.


Friday, July 9th


10:00 AM - 8:00 PMChalk It Up

Some artists are well under way and others are just getting started. Come check out their progress!


Saturday, July 10th


10:00 AM - 8:00 PMChalk It Up

Come enjoy the finished masterpieces and cast your vote for People's Choice!


2:00 PMJudging Begins

Our panel of judges will start to score the artwork as well as People's Choice voting will open.


5:00 PMAwards Ceremony

Artist awards will be presented!


Artist Registration

Register to be a chalk artist at Harrington Center for the Arts annual Chalk It Up festival! Artists will be participating in age groups. If participating as a team, the competition category will be determined by the oldest team member. Only one lead artist registration is needed per team, and any additional artists should register as team members. Each artist or team will have a 6' x 6' space (approximate) assigned to them. Assigned spaces cannot be changed. Registration will close on July 3, 2021.


Each artist registration includes one (1) t-shirt, (1) Koss 48-piece pastel set and one package of cleaning wipes. One (1) additional Koss 48-piece pastel set will be provided if participating as a team. Lunch will be provided for registered artist each day at 2:00 PM. Unlimited iced water and additional beverages will be provided for registrants.


Prizes

  • Best of Show: $300
  • Adult (Ages 19 & Older): 1st Place - $150, 2nd Place - $125, 3rd Place - $100, 4th Place - $75, 5th Place - $50
  • Teen (Ages 15-18): 1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75, 3rd Place - $50
  • Youth (Ages 11-14): 1st Place - $75, 2nd Place - $50, 3rd Place - $25
  • Children (Ages 10 & Under): 1st Place - $75, 2nd Place - $50, 3rd Place - $25
  • People's Choice Award: Gift Basket with goodies from local businesses

Note: If participating as a team, the competition category will be determined by the oldest team member.

1. Artwork can be no bigger than 6’ x 6’. Vignettes are acceptable for judging.
2. Chalk art is only to be produced in designated and assigned areas.
3. The art created must be suitable for public and family viewing (no nude or obscene work). No words or symbols intended as political statements may appear within the art.
4. Harrington Center for the Arts reserves the right to refuse, stop or eliminate objectionable material. Harrington Center for the Arts opinion will be final. If artists have questions about their art, it is recommended that they produce a conceptual copy of their art for approval prior to the event.
5. Please respect the other artists who are working near you. Do not walk on their pieces or have open beverage containers which could spill and destroy someone’s artwork.
6. Please try to keep your supplies to a minimum and well contained by your space.
7. The event will go on rain or shine. The artists are responsible for protecting their chalk art. Plastic drapes, tape, umbrellas can be used as needed.
8. Participants agree to allow Harrington Center for the Arts to photograph and video record the event, artist designs and artists for promotional and archival purposes.
9. No boom boxes allowed. You may wear portable headsets.
10. No pets, please!
11. Your chalk art must only include water based chalk. No paint, ink, crayon, fixatives, oil based chalk allowed. Water based tempura is allowed.
12. Chalk It Up is a smoke free event.
13. Original art is encouraged, but if replicating the work of another artist please give credit.


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