Registration now open for annual Chalk It Up! art contest on Hendersonville’s Main Street

Harmony Cardenas
Daisy Dirks, 10, takes part in the 25th annual Chalk It Up! on Main Street in Hendersonville.

Daisy Dirks, 10, takes portion in the 25th annual Chalk It Up! on Major Road in Hendersonville.

Registration is now open for Chalk It Up!, an annual sidewalk chalk artwork contest that transforms the sidewalks of Hendersonville’s Main Street into a momentary out of doors museum. 

Chalk It Up! is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, and is one of the oldest and most significant chalk art contests in the country, according to a information release. This is the 26th year for the art contest.

The artists start at 9 a.m. with viewing lasting right until the next rain.

“Hopefully the weather will be wonderful. We do have two rain dates, July 23 and July 30, but we absolutely sure don’t want to have to use them,” said Barbara Hughes, proprietor of Narnia Studios, which sponsors the resourceful function.

Chalk It Up! has come to be the crown jewel in the lineup of the summer time occasions. Hughes credits the innocence and charm of the event.

“One-hundred-fifty artists from less than 5 a long time old to 75 a long time previous-plus appear with each other to produce an al fresco art working experience,” Hughes stated. “It offers anyone who is lucky adequate to reserve a place a possibility to experience possession of that square of Major Avenue for no matter what duration of time their artwork lasts, temperature-intelligent.”

Daisy Dirks, 10, takes part in the 25th annual Chalk It Up! on Main Street in Hendersonville.

Daisy Dirks, 10, requires section in the 25th annual Chalk It Up! on Most important Road in Hendersonville.

Chalk It Up! draws thousands of site visitors to downtown Hendersonville to witness the makeover of the metropolis sidewalks from blank canvas to a panoramic artistic expression, Hughes explained.

Types for the contest are 5 and under, 6-8 many years aged, 9-12 a long time outdated, 13-20 yrs, 21 and over, skilled. The function is cost-free and registration started June 6 and lasts until eventually the spaces are filled.

The chalk is supplied with every artist receiving 20 unique colors. No exterior medium is allowed. There are five winners in just about every age classification and the local merchants donate the prizes for people winners. The experienced classification has a person ‘best of show’ winner.

For additional details, phone Hughes at 828-697-6393. To sign up for Chalk It Up!, go to Narnia Studios found at 408 N. Main Street. To watch illustrations or photos of previous years’ contests, go to

This article originally appeared on Hendersonville Moments-Information: Registration open up for Chalk It Up! artwork contest in Hendersonville

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