Photo by Casey Kidwell Photographer
All kids love to play with sidewalk chalk. The bright colors, the sound of the chalk against the rough sidewalk, the chalk dust…the infinite possibilities.
And some kids never grow out of their love for turning that grey concrete into a bursting bloom of colorful art.
These hard core sidewalk chalk enthusiasts are the inspiration for the funky Chalk This Way, sidewalk chalk festival taking place this weekend!
She Is Dallas Info: Chalk This Way will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Five Star Complex, located at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive,75056, in The Colony, across the street from The Colony High School. For more information, please call 972-625-1726 or visit the Chalk This Way website.
Check out this fun video from the 2011 Chalk This Way to see some of the incredible artists at work.
There will be professional chalk art work to see…yes, this means the art is created by a “professional chalk artist“. (How do I apply for that job?)
Amateurs can show off their budding chalk art skills. For a fee of $20 amateur artists of all ages may compete for awards. The entry fee includes a 6′ x 6′ area to create their masterpiece, artist-grade chalk, and your very own Chalk This Way T-shirt. Just fill out the Amateur Artist Entry Form.
There will also be a Children’s Gallery. For a suggested donation of $3 children are provided chalk and a 2′ x 2′ area to adorn. In 2011 over 500 works of art were created by children!
Not only will you enjoy acres of incredible sidewalk chalk art, but Chalk This Way also features a variety of entertainment, including musical acts, stilt walkers, face painters, circus performers, and theatrical groups.
You can also browse through tons of booths from local vendors selling art, decor, food and beverage as well as informational community booths.
There is something for everyone in the family at Chalk This Way. What a fun and unique way to spend a day out in this beautiful North Texas weather!