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Salida Chalk Festival Call for Artists deadline to apply May 10

The Event: Produced by the Salida Creative District and Salida Arts and Culture in partnership with the Salida Public Arts Commission, the 1st Salida Chalk Festival will transform downtown Salida into a giant outdoor gallery of colorful murals as artists create 5’ x 5’ temporary art works of chalk and pastel. Like the historical tradition of Madonnari street artists of Italy, local artists will create temporary works of chalk art in real time during the festival. The Salida Creative District invites artists within a 50-mile radius to apply to be a Selected Artist for the 1st Salida Chalk Festival to be held Saturday, June 29 in historic downtown Salida. The theme is SWEET HOME SALIDA. Artists interested in applying should submit a sketch of the proposed artwork along with a brief description, and include (2-3) images of past work that shows relevant experience in large scale work such as chalk art or murals. Selected artists will receive a set of 24 color pastels, event “Artist” t-shirt, breakfast and lunch on event day, and a $250 stipend. Artists selected by the following criteria: complete application; local artist within 50 mile radius; creative use of theme; sketch adheres to guidelines below; images of past work demonstrates ability to complete 5’ x 5’ piece in one day. The deadline to apply as a Select Artist is May 10. Applicants will be notified by May 15. Registration for community and youth teams opens May 17. 

See the CaFE link for full guidelines and application:

Other Event Information: 

The Salida Chalk Festival takes place Saturday, June 29, 9:00am to 5:00pm in downtown Salida. The Salida  Chalk festival has four categories for entry: Featured artists, Selected artists, Community teams and Youth teams. Community teams, individual and youth teams are open to the public. Registration for Community, Individual and Youth teams opens May 17. Enjoy colorful art, live music and concessions during the Festival. Celebration and Awards ceremony for community, individual, and youth teams such as Judges Choice and People’s Choice at 5:30pm on event day. 

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