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Call for artists for Alberta Culture Days Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

August 19, 2016 11:27 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer is seeking visual artists to participate in a Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival happening as part of Alberta Culture Days 2016. The event will be held Saturday, October 1 in downtown Red Deer.

Interested artists of all skill levels are encouraged to apply by submitting an application that includes a full colour drawing of the proposed art work and describes how the design relates to Canadian, Albertan, or Red Deerian culture. Designs must be able to be completed within a six hour timeframe.

Up to ten artists will be selected to create a larger version of their design in chalk at the event site and will receive a $200 honourarium. These artists will also receive an invitation to a workshop with Ian Morris, Red Deer’s feature artist for Alberta Culture Days 2016. The workshop will take place Friday, September 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Culture Services.

One of the completed chalk art works will be selected for a People’s Choice Award that includes a $200 gift certificate for Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies. The selection will be based on votes submitted by the public and an assessment by a committee of Culture Services staff.

Chalk will be provided but artists are welcome to bring additional supplies if desired. Items such as cloths, sponges and brushes make good blending tools and can produce great effects.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Download an application form (pdf) to submit your entry.

For more information, visit or call Culture Services at 403-309-4091.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Stafford
Special Events Programmer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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