The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council and The City of Broken Arrow will be presenting the 6th annual, “Chalk It Up!” An Art Festival.
This festival begins on Friday, September 15th from 7pm-12am and continues on Saturday, September 17th from 7am-5pm. This is a family event and is free and open to the public. It will take place on Main Street in Broken Arrow; directly in the middle of the Rose District!
Artists that register to compete will have a 10’ x 10’ sectioned-off space between Dallas and Broadway, on Main Street, to let their imaginations run wild. They have the opportunity to begin their creative masterpiece on Friday evening and complete the design Saturday during the main event. Main Street will be full of color and gallery quality artwork by 2pm Saturday!
Three different age groups; from 6 years of age to adult, will have an opportunity to compete in five different categories. The available categories are Masters, Animation, 3D, Original and Artist Choice. In addition, the competitors will have an opportunity to win Best of Show and the public can cast their vote for their favorite artist to declare a winner for the People’s Choice Award. This makes a total of 17 winners possible!
The cost for an artist to register and compete is $35. Competing artists receive a festival T-shirt, chalk, water, lunch vouchers and gift bags from local Main Street business owners. Event judges will begin voting at 2p.m. The community will start voting for the People’s Choice Award at the same time. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded by 5:00 pm.
Variety of artists: Local Artists Competing (from 6-74 years old), Local Art Vendors (from stone carving to original paintings), Local Musicians (we will have 3 stages with 7 bands), and performance artists throughout the event (living statues, hoopers, jugglers, unicyclist, stilt walkers and more).
Main Street businesses: Restaurants are passing out free samples, gift shops are donating prizes to be given away during the event, the unique shops are having indoor specials and each competitor is given a goodie bag that has amazing items donated from the businesses.