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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 8, 2017


On the boardwalk between 16th and 18th Streets
Free Event

Congratulations to our 2016 winners:

1st, Y-13, Zoe Browne, Richmond
2nd, Y-5, China Davis, Hampton
3rd, Y-39, Jordan Shinholster

1st, A-53, Lauren Hendrick, Chesapeake
2nd, A-7, Leah Williams, Va Beach
3rd, A-3, Lorella Lisio, Va Beach

1st, P-2, Chris McLaughlin, Va Beach
2nd, P-8, Mary Pruitt, Va Beach
3rd, P-7, Logan Miles Davis, Chesapeake

Best of the Boardwalk: P-8, Mary Pruitt, Virginia Beach




Calling all artists and "wanna-be" artists! Artists of all ages and skill levels will stake their 4'x4' space right on the Virginia Beach boardwalk! Artist registration takes place on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and chalk art is displayed for two blocks. Advance registration for the Chalk the Walk is not required and there is no fee to participate, but we do ask that artists bring their own chalk. 

During this very special event that happens only once per year, artists complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and overall creativity. There are three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth. The Youth division is for ages 12-16. Children 11 and under are invited to draw for fun in a separate area.

Trophies and cash prizes are awarded for each division, with winners announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent. The hours for the Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm. 

Chalk the Walk is free for both participants and spectators.

All participants must register by 1:00pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes. 

The theme for 2017 is Meet Me at the Movies!

Parking is conveniently located in the 19th Street North & South Municipal Lots

300 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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