Waterfall Arts seeks artists for annual Chalk Walk

Sep 05, 2019
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BELFAST — Waterfall Arts is seeking chalk artists of all kinds to turn sidewalks and pavement into art during the third annual Chalk Walk (an All Ages Art Happening), led by Bridget Matros, Youth & Family Outreach Manager. On Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfall Arts will stage an art takeover of the Belfast Harbor Walk, with artists creating gorgeous chalk drawings throughout Heritage Park downtown. Artists interested in participating can reserve a 4’ x 4’ square with Waterfall Arts by registering at waterfallarts.org/event/aaah-chalk-walk/ or by calling 338-2222.

Participating in AAAH: Chalk Walk is a unique opportunity to make art, engage with the community, and feel like a rock star. Waterfall Arts will supply chalk, rags, knee pads and drinking water to all artists. In addition, volunteers from Waterfall Arts’ youth programs will be on hand to assist artists with their needs. Artists of all abilities are invited to sign up — whether you’re a professional or a novice, you’re welcome to reserve a square of sidewalk or pavement. Please note, sidewalk/pavement squares are available on a first come, first served basis and artists must be registered in advance of the Chalk Walk itself.

Waterfall Arts will have plenty of chalk on hand for passersby to add their own designs to the community pathway. Stroll through Heritage Park to check out various large-scale works in progress and come back at the end of the day to see the finished pieces. There will be plenty of fun photo opportunities. In the case of inclement weather, the drawing fun moves over to Waterfall Arts — tons of activities for all ages!

Led by Waterfall Arts Youth & Family Outreach Manager Bridget Matros, All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) engage area youth and families throughout the year through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. With this very special AAAH event, Waterfall Arts is thrilled to bring the fun outside and to the waterfront. AAAH events are made possible by local business sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, The Green Store, Little River Veterinary Clinic, Sundog Solar and CG Bikes. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Onion Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.

Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print and darkroom photography), public art projects and more. For more information in advance of the event, visit waterfallarts.org/event/aaah-chalk-walk/, call the Waterfall Arts office at 338-2222, or email bridget@waterfallarts.org.

 

 

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