The City of Inverness is accepting applications from Chalk Artists to participate in the First Annual CHALK CHALLENGE. A limited number of Sidewalk/Street squares will be available. The application fee will be $20 which will purchase the space and a box of street chalk. This will be a competition for cash awards on 3 levels, Middle school, high school, and adult. Artists can work individually, or in teams up to four. Children’s spaces(9 and under) will be provided free.
*Artists will arrive Friday (November 2nd) to set-up and prepare their space
*Artists will complete their pieces by 4 pm Saturday for judging
*Awards will be presented on Sunday at 11 am.
*The spaces will be sidewalk square and the entire space must be utilized
*Artists must submit a sketch of what they will create after they have been accepted
*Only dry chalk/pastels may be used; if the design calls for a predominant color, that color should be purchased before the festival
*No political or commercial advertisements or statements written, visual, or implied are permitted in or around artists spaces
*Dress modestly; keep private places covered
*No boom boxes
*Artists will keep their spaces free of trash
*Artists will be courteous to spectators who will be curious and will ask questions
*No foul language or inappropriate acts allowed
*Art must be appropriate for family viewing; no nudity
*A little chalk goes a long way, but if another street artist runs out of a color and you have it to spare, please share
*Return the unused chalk when you are finished so we do not acquire unauthorized art
*Adult Best of Show: $300
*High School Best of Show $150
*Middle School Best of Show $100
*Children's 9 and under category will recieve a gift certificate.