Chalk Fest, June 15 2019

Altavista On Track is super excited to bring the Chalk Fest event to downtown Altavista. Mark your calendar for June 15th 10AM to 2PM, Altavista Trade Lot on 7th Street ( Next to the Altavista Area YMCA Parking lot )

Sponsored by Lori Watkins State Farm Agent, Broad Street Altavista.

We have a limited number of spaces - Pre Register by emailing downtownaltavista@gmail.com with your name and age.

Some Rules and More info::

Artists: 9'x9' Spaces can be created by one or more artists (limit 4).

Material Restrictions: Participants may bring their own chalk, brushes or water. All chalk must be water-based. Water based chalk paints are permissible. ONLY artist made templates are permissible.

Space Assignment:  Artists will pick their own 9’x9’ spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis during check-in.  At check-in, artists will be asked to provide the number of the space they wish to work in. Some spaces may have cracks or texture variations.

Check-In and Registration: There is a $5 Registration Fee. Large Groups (4 or more people) $10.  Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. at the registration table. Artists may prep their spaces once they have registered, but cannot begin chalking until 10:30 am.

Prizes: Award winners must be present to claim prizes. Judging will begin at 2 PM, Artists must finish their chalk art work by 2 PM.

Additional Rules and helpful information

Drawings must remain within the designated square area. Drawings on buildings, trees, or any other surface are strictly prohibited.

This is a family event. Artwork containing nudity, profanity, or content deemed inappropriate by the festival committee will be removed and the artist will be disqualified from the contest.

The use of flammable or offensive odors may not be used.

Failure to comply by these rules or guidelines may be grounds for dismissal.

Things You Can Bring:

Blankets or chair, knee pads to stay comfy while you draw

Sunscreen and hat

Sketches or inspiration pieces to guide your chalk design

Plastic to cover artwork during possible rain

Water and snacks will be provided to the Artists while they work - Sponsored by Lori Watkins State Farm Agent.

Tips and tricks : Use chalk sparingly. Build up your layers, starting with a very light layer on the bottom.

Some artist prefer to lay all of their undertones first. Some prefer to work top to bottom. We recommend outlining all of your major elements first.

A big chalkboard eraser works great for laying down large areas of color. Moving the eraser in a circular motion works best.

Creating a chalk-paint by crushing chalk into water and using a paint brush is also helpful when filling large areas.

If you’re a first-timer, consider using one object as the focal point of your artwork – a face, a frog, etc. Small details are difficult to manage on a rough surface — so think BIG & DRAMATIC.

The more you work with chalk on concrete, the more comfortable you will become. So practice on the driveway at home.

** Rain Date is pending.

If you have any Questions, please FB message Altavista On Track

or Email :downtownaltavista@gmail.com.