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Chalk the Walk ARTSPLOSION Saturday, July 9, 10:00am

On the Boardwalk at 17th Street Virginia Beach Oceanfront

On the Boardwalk at 17th Street Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016, 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 on display 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 will be Rock the Walk.  From illustrating a memorable performance, a favorite album cover, or an instrument to a more abstract approach depicting how a piece of music makes you feel, there are plenty of ways for artists to interpret this theme and make it uniquely theirs! Participants will let Rock the Walk be their guide as their chalk drawings come to life!

Chalk the Walk participants are encouraged to incorporate the theme into 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-5:00pmAll participants must register by1:00pm 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.

For more information about Chalk the Walk, visit or call 757-385-SURF (7873).

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

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