Chalk It Up! Prescott is a FREE, family-friendly and community-centered event intended to cultivate and support the creativity in people of all ages and abilities, while raising awareness and funds for the mental health, crisis intervention, and substance use treatment services supported by the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. This annual Prescott event needs you! Gather your friends, fire up your imagination and grab a box of chalk – the chalk is free! Artists like you will create a temporary museum of pavement chalk art on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 201 N. Montezuma Street – in the National Bank of Arizona’s parking lot.
WHAT IS A CHALK ART FESTIVAL?
The art of street painting has been around since the 16th century. Artists create beautiful images using the pavement as their canvas and pastel chalks as their medium. There are currently many prestigious festivals in Europe and America that celebrate this traditional art form. A street painting festival is a combination of performance art and public art. Spectators can experience the actual creation process, interact with the artist, and even participate by creating their own work of art. As an artist, you will be able to work on a large scale with pastel chalks that are extremely user-friendly in an inspiring environment while you interact socially and enjoy live entertainment. Come join us for a wonderful experience!