Chalk Artists Needed for Chalk the Block Festival

Chalk Artists Needed for Chalk the Block Festival
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 11:05am

EL PASO- Calling all chalk artists!

The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is looking for local and regional artists who would like to produce chalk art on the sidewalks of Downtown El Paso as part of the Fourth Annual Public Art Festival, Chalk the Block held October 14-16.

Participation is open to all artists, who reside in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juarez. Interested artists may choose to apply in the following categories: Arts Festival Plaza Artists, San Jacinto Plaza Artists, or Sheldon Street Artists.

All selected artists will receive honorariums for producing their work of art. Both San Jacinto Plaza Artists and the Sheldon Street Artists categories will each be competing for First, Second, and Third Place cash prizes ranging from $150 to $1000 (6 winners). In addition, all artist categories will be considered for a Best of Show Award of $2,000.

Interested artists are encouraged to apply online at www.callforentry.org. Applications will be taken through Thursday, August 25th. Selected artists to participate will be announced by September 6th. For a detailed description on how to apply, project qualifications, and submission requirements please visit the www.elpasoartsandculture.org homepage.

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