The Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home. Join us for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges. This is definitely an event for all ages, and aspiring chalk-artists are encouraged to apply as individuals, a group or family. Professional artists are also invited to share their talent.
Saturday, Sept 15, 2012
Each square will be rented for $5.00. Pick up an application — full of details about the event — at the LAAC office in Fuller Lodge, where preregistration is ongoing, or print out the 2012 Chalk Walk Application. Registration the day of the event will begin at 10 a.m. Drawings should be completed by 12:30 p.m., at which point artists will surrender their finished squares to the viewing public and the whims of the sky.
While Chalk Walk entries will be judged and prizes will be doled out, the festival is more about appreciating the artistic process than the perfection of the final product. The chalk festival is for anyone who can hold a piece of chalk. If you haven’t yet seen chalk art, google “chalk art” and see images of what other people do at other festivals. Get inspired, join us and enjoy the art!