Sidewalk chalk artists sought

Calling all amateur and professional artists. You are invited to participate in the Sidewalk Art Competition during Alberta Culture Days on Sept. 27 in downtown Red Deer.

Calling all amateur and professional artists. You are invited to participate in the Sidewalk Art Competition during Alberta Culture Days on Sept. 27 in downtown Red Deer.

Peter McGee, city special events programmer, said for one day downtown Red Deer will be transformed into an outdoor museum, turning the sidewalks into a gallery of creative art.

“This event is a combination festival, exhibition space, learning experience and catalyst for support and participation in the arts community,” he said.

Artists may submit their concepts for a six-foot-by-six-foot sidewalk drawing. Twelve artists will be selected from all entries to create their work in chalk along Little Gaetz and the Ross Street Patio area.

Two of the 12 artists will be selected as feature artists and be allotted a larger space and a preferred location in which to create their art.

The deadline for entries is Aug. 29.

Chalk will be supplied to the artists. However, artists are welcome to bring special colours and props for art techniques.

Items such as cloths, sponges and brushes make good blending tools and produce great special effects.

For more information and artist submission requirements, visit the Alberta Culture Days page on or like the Red Deer Culture Days Facebook page.

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