The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council and the Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department are presenting the 3rd annual “Chalk It Up!” art festival on Fri., Sept. 19 and Sat., Sept. 20 in The Rose District.
Chalk it Up will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday when artists will begin creating their artwork with just chalk and asphalt. The festival will close at midnight on Friday and resume at 7 a.m. Saturday morning until 5 p.m.
This is a family-friendly event and is free and open to the public. It will take place on Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow.
In 2012, the inaugural event received the “Award of Excellence” from the State of Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society. The award was based on several factors including originality, funding sources, inter-agency cooperation and nonprofit organization involvement. More entertainers, vendors, artists and extended hours are available this year to improve and continue the trend of excellence.
Artists that register to compete will have sectioned-off areas on Main Street to let their imaginations run wild. They have the opportunity to begin their creative masterpiece on Friday evening and complete the creation Saturday during the main event.
Three different age groups, from 6 years to adult, will have an opportunity to compete in the following categories:
* Animation (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* 3D (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Masters (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Artist Choice (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Original Art (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* People’s Choice
* Best of Show
In addition to first, second and third place prizes for each of these categories, the competitors will have an opportunity to win Best of Show. Also, the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite artist and declare a winner for the People’s Choice Award. This makes a total of 11 winners possible.
Local live music, local artists and street performers will provide a unique atmosphere for the public to enjoy.
For artist inquiries or booth space inquiries, contact Alisa Inglett at (918) 994-4473. For general event information, contact David Blue at (918) 259-6572. To enter, see the application and rules and regulations below.