Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 12, 2014


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

Chalk the Walk Winners 2014

Youth Division

1st Place – Oriana Perez – Y-13 (Virginia Beach, VA)

2nd Place – Claire Taylor – Y-7 (Suffolk, VA)

3rd Place – Savannah Lane – Y-33 (Woodstock, GA)


Amateur Division

1st Place – Emily Louise – A-28 (Virginia Beach, VA)

2nd Place – Lisa Jordan – A-31 (Virginia Beach, VA)

3rd Place – Matthew Clark - A-61(Vestal, NY)


Professional Division

1st Place – Ryan Johnson – P-3 (Carrollton, VA)

2nd Place – Mary Pruitt – P-1 (Virginia Beach, VA)

3rd Place – Jose F. Perez, Jr. – P-14 (Virginia Beach, VA)


Best of the Boardwalk – Ryan Johnson – P-3 (Carrollton, VA)


Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 as hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!  Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be displayed for two blocks between 15th and 17th Streets.

At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk.  This year’s theme is “Superhero Superstars.”  Whether a superhero character from a favorite comic, movie (animated or live-action), book, or TV show, this year's theme will no doubt inspire all of our artists to turn the Virginia Beach boardwalk into a dynamic, colorful world of fantasy!  All Chalk the Walk participants are encouraged to incorporate the theme in their work!

200 competitors will complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges.  Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.  There will be three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth.  The Youth division will be for ages 12-16.  Children 11 and under will be invited to draw for fun in a separate area.  Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division.  Winners will be announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent.  The hours for the Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm.  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. 

Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required.  There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is sponsored by UTZ, the Oceanfront Inn, Patient First, Pepsi, Monster Energy, the City of Virginia Beach, and Integrated Management Group.



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