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Third 'Chalkstock' in the works

Monday, July 23, 2012

On Saturday, August 11th, A Piece of Work, Inc. will be hosting the third annual ChalkStock, a one-day family-oriented sidewalk chalk festival that will bring music and people (and of course ART!) out of the gallery and onto the pavement of Olde Town Spirit Lake!

Located on the 1600 block of Hill Avenue, the main attraction will be the Street/Sidewalk Drawing competition. Sidewalk squares along both sides of Hill Ave. as well as the parking spaces on the east side of the street will be blocked off for drawing spaces. There are three sizes of drawing spaces available: a single 4'x4' sidewalk square, two adjacent sidewalk squares totaling a 4'x8' space, or an 8'x10' drawing space located in a parking spot on the road. Public viewers will be able to stay on the extra sidewalk squares, as well as on the red tile brick to view not only the finished drawings, but they will be able to watch the artists working throughout the day.

In the spirit of this art event, there will also be "2' x 2' in 2" Chalk-Offs every fifteen minutes from 11-1 and 3-4:30. Chalk-Offs are timed (2 minute) duals of artistic skill. Participants will draw a subject from a hat and create their art works at the same time, next to each other in a 2'x2' square while onlookers cheer. The winner will be determined by crowd applause. The Chalk-Offs are open to anyone who wishes to participate, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure a time slot.

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited. There will be six monetary awards given at the end of the ChalkStock Street/Sidewalk Drawing Competition:

$300 -- Grande Madonnaro

$150 -- Secondo Madonnaro

$50 -- Most 3-Dimensional

$50 -- Most Original (16 yrs and up)

$50 -- Most Original (10 -- 15 yrs)

$50 -- Most Original (9yrs and younger)

The registration fee for ChalkStock is $19, and includes a set of chalk pastels, a ChalkStock T-Shirt (earlier registration will help to ensure availability of T-Shirts), and a reserved spot on the pavement for your artwork! Download the registration form from the gallery website www.apieceofworkinc.com. by August 4th.