City of Carrollton Holds Inaugural Chalk Art Festival at Josey Ranch Lake
Cement your fame as a chalk artist and let the sidewalk be your canvas at Carrollton’s inaugural Chalk Art Festival Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake (1700 Keller Springs Road).
Attendance is free and the event will include free art activities for the whole family including an area for young aspiring chalk-artists-to-be and a few artisans displaying their crafts.
To compete, artists (ages 8+) who have not sold their artwork may enter as an amateur in the two-by-two foot area category for $10 or the four-by- four foot area category for $20. Artists (ages 13+) who have sold their artwork must enter as a professional and may enter the four-by-four foot area category for $20 or the six-by-six foot area category for $30. Fee includes supplies.
The check-in time for artists is 9:30 a.m.; the Chalk Art Festival is officially open at 10 a.m. and artists may begin their masterpieces; judging begins at 2 p.m.; and, the winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.
Awards will be given to the top registered amateur design and the top registered professional design, and two complimentary passes will be awarded in a drawing for the kids who participate in the free coloring area.
Each competitor will begin with the same amount of chalk and may swap out for more colors as needed, or artists may bring their own solid form chalk pastels. No liquid or oil pastels, tempera paint, acrylic paint, or fixative of any kind is allowed. All competitors must register by Wednesday, May 8.
Bring the whole family to the festivities and enjoy live music from New Horizon Band Dallas’ newest JazzLand group. Feed your cravings with nachos, pickles, snow cones, cotton candy, and beverages from a local food vendor. Lawn chairs are encouraged for spectators to cheer on family and friends.For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section or call 972-466-9815. A complete listing of City offerings is available in the May-August issue of Leisure Connections magazine at cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag.