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Salida Chalk Festival

About the Salida Chalk Festival. Produced by the Salida Creative District and Salida Arts and Culture in partnership with the Salida Public Arts Commission, the inaugural Salida Chalk Festival will take place on Saturday, June 29 9am-6pm at E. Sackett & Riverside Park.  The 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, artists will create temporary works of chalk art in real time during the festival. Admission is Free! 

This year’s theme is SWEET HOME SALIDA. 💛 View colorful works of chalk that celebrate our unique Salida surroundings and community. Over 25 professional, emerging, and award- winning regional and local artists from across Colorado will gather in downtown Salida to create giant art works of chalk and pastel. The Selected Artists deadline is May 10. Enjoy A colorful outdoor gallery on the street!

Registration open to Public for Community Chalk section until full. Starting May 17, the public can also register to reserve a square and create a chalk mural using the theme SWEET HOME SALIDA.  Adult ($30) or youth ($15) categories. Register at Limited space available. A free Kiddie Zone for 5 and under will also be featured.
Plus enjoy live music at Riverside Park by The Sad Hands at 2pm, Chris Nasca & John Stenger on piano at 4pm, Smoothies & Organic Eats by the RideOn mobile bike trailer, and a cash bar. Stay for an Awards Ceremony recognizing community participants such as Judges Choice and People’s Choice at 5:30pm. Admission to the Salida Chalk Fest is Free!
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