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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Published: July 8, 2014

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion
Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
boardwalk between 16th and 18th streets
Virginia Beach, VA 

Artists of all ages are invited to brighten up the boardwalk between 16th and 18th streets at Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion. Whether its a character from a favorite comic book, movie, or TV show, this years's theme, Superhero Superstars, will inspire artists to color the Virginia Beach boardwalk with a dynamic fantasy world.

The Chalk the Walk ARTspolosion competition is open to artists in three categories:

- Youth (ages 12-16)

- Adult Amateur (17+)

- Adult Professional (17+)

Two hundred artists will receive a four-by-four foot sidewalk panel to showcase their vision. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach and judged based on composition, use of color, creativity and adherence to this year’s theme. Winners in each division will take home trophies and cash prizes.

Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required and there is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk. All participants must register by 1 p.m. in order to qualify for the competition and drawings must be completed by 3:30 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. at the registration tent.

Note: Kids under 11 and younger are welcome to decorate separate panels for fun as well.

The 2014 Chalk the Walk ARTspolosion competition is sponsored by The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

For more information, visit the Beach Street USA website.

source: City of Virginia Beach