The City of Lawrenceville’s Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) and Aurora Theatre invite the community to celebrate the Arts on July 19 and do the Chalk Walk! Inspired by Aurora Theatre’s season opener for the 2014–15 season, Mary Poppins, Lawrenceville’s Chalk Walk will provide residents, visitors and amateur artists the opportunity to showcase their talents on the sidewalk in Downtown Lawrenceville. To register for this free event, please click here.
Artists of all ages are invited to showcase their chalk drawing talents between 9:00am and 12 noon, July 19 on the Lawrenceville Square. Participants are encouraged to register and bring their registration form to the Chalk Walk booth at the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market on the day of the event. Thanks to the Local Republic restaurant, chalk will be provided free-of-charge and designated drawing spaces for participants will be assigned at check-in.
Participants will be competing to win one of several cash prizes, in addition to 2 tickets for a performance of Mary Poppins in the following categories:
- Professional Adult Artist—$300
- Amateur Adult Artist—$100
- Youth Artist (11–18 years old)—$100
During the week preceding the Chalk Walk event, the City of Lawrenceville and Aurora Theatre will also be hosting world-renowned 3D Chalk Artist, Anthony Cappetto, who will be creating a brand new piece of art on a 20’x20’ canvas during the course of the week. Mr. Cappetto is an internationally traveled artist, known globally for his vision in blending the traditional art form of chalk drawing with 3D illusionary street painting [with emerging technologies, such as animated augmented reality (AR) and related concepts].
The Chalk Walk will culminate with the unveiling of Mr. Cappetto’s masterpiece, which he will gift to the City as a piece of public art to be displayed at a location to be named at a later date. For more information about the Lawrenceville Chalk Walk, call 678.226.2639 or check out our Facebook page.
Please print out and bring to Check-In at 9:00am on Saturday, July 19. Must be submitted in person that morning, not beforehand. Thanks!
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