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ChalkFest At Reston Town Center

Chalk by its very nature is an ephemeral artistic medium. But the fun and satisfaction—and camaraderie if done as a group--derived from drawing with chalk can be a truly lasting and memorable experience. The Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) and Reston Town Center are jointly offering this special chance to uninhibitedly express your own inner artist on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, at Town Center’s very first ChalkFest.

Taking place rain or shine, the two-day ChalkFest—held on Reston Town Center’s Market Street, between Library and Presidents streets--will be open Friday, noon to 11 p.m. to professional artists, company team-building groups and sponsors. On Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ChalkFest will be open to everyone of all ages and artistic abilities.

In addition to the sheer joy of creating street-art with chalk, prizes, cash and/or equal-value gift certificates, will be offered in various categories:

Professional Artists (Skilled artists with experience who has received compensation for artwork)—1st, $1,000; 2nd, $350; 3rd, $200

Amateurs (Teens and adults with art experience) )—1st, $150; 2nd, $120; 3rd, $100

Families and Children (No age limit) )—1st, $150; 2nd, $75; 3rd, $40

Audience Choice Award (Ballots will be available at the registration table and at participating restaurants and stores. The audience gets to pick their favorite chalk drawings in any/all categories)—1st, $250; 2nd, $175; 3rd, $100.

 There are varying fees to participate. They include:

On Friday and Saturday, $20 for a 4-foot by 8-foot square for Professional Artists, includes a box of chalk pastels and a goodie bag. (More than one square may be purchased.)     
On Saturday only, $15 for a 4-foot by 4-foot square for Amateurs and Families and Children, also includes a box of chalk pastels and a goodie bag. (More than one square may be purchased.)
On Friday and Saturday, $250 for a 4-foot by 8-foot square for Company Team-Building, open to company teams up to three persons at a time and includes a special “Team-Building” goodie bag provided to each member as well as refreshments on Friday afternoon. (More than one square may be purchased.

To register and for more details on participating, visit http://www.publicartreston.org/get-involved/specia..., email info@publicartreston.org or call 703-467-9797.

IPAR, co-presenter of the ChalkFest At Reston Town Center, is dedicated to inspiring an ongoing commitment to public art and creating a new generation of artworks in Reston. It also works to stimulate a community-wide discussion about the role that public art can play in urban places and community life. 

Event Venue

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
  • Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 7:00am
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