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Roswell Museum & Art Center

Posted on: August 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Chalk the Walk! at the Roswell Museum

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Saturday, September 9
Draw Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Awards announced at 2:30 p.m.
$10 for 30” x 40” squares | $15 for 60” x 60” squares

It’s the time of year for Roswell’s most creative citizens to turn the Spring River Trail into their canvas. Gather your friends, family, classmates, community group, or come on your own to create a sidewalk full of color during September’s Second Saturday and Chalk the Walk event! Chalk the Walk is a chalk art contest that celebrates the innovation and creativity of the community. Each year, dozens of amateur artists of all ages work on squares in hopes of winning an award, or simply just for the fun of it. Artists, as individuals or teams, kids and adults, will draw with provided chalk pastel in designated squares in front of the Museum along the Spring River Trail starting at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m. Different this year, all ages of participants, working as teams or individuals, can reserve either size square, 5-feet-by-5-feet for $15 or 30-inches by 40-inches for $10. Need-based scholarships are available.

Chalk the Walk! has been a popular event held at the Museum intermittently since 2006. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Spectators are welcome and encouraged to watch the event unfold and vote for their favorite drawing!  or stop by the museum. This event is supported by Blick Art Materials and the RMAC Foundation. Visit the website for more information and to register!

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