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3rd Annual Reno Chalk Art Festival

3rd Annual Reno Chalk Art Festival

Join us for three fun-filled days of art, food and music!

Friday – Sunday, July 13 – 15, 2018 • Atlantis West Parking Lot

Watch in awe as chalk paintings come to life at the 3rd Annual Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Using pavement for canvas, artists create spectacular masterpieces. Join us for three days of art, food, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more!

Cash prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Best of Show – $1,000
  • Best Reproduction of a Master's Work – $500
  • Best Use of Color – $500
  • Best 3D – $500
  • Peoples' Choice – $500

2017 Winners & Participants

See photos from last year's Reno Chalk Art Festival.

Friday, July 13, 2018
• Reno Chalk Art Festival
10 am – 9 pm in the Atlantis West Parking Lot
• 6 pm – 9 pm - Jeremy Cornwell
• Sam Adams Beer Garden
• 5X Comp Points on all Slot Play
Saturday, July 14, 2018
• Reno Chalk Art Festival
10 am – 9 pm in the Atlantis West Parking Lot
• 10:00 am to 1:45 pm – John Ponzo
• 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Jeremy Cornwell
• 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – The Novelists
• Sam Adams Beer Garden
Sunday, July 15, 2018
• Reno Chalk Art Festival
10 am – Noon in the Atlantis West Parking Lot
9:00 am to 12:00 pm – John Ponzo
• Awards Ceremony starts at noon
• Tier Based Comp Multiplier
• $10,000 Sunday All Cash Drawing
The Novelists The Novelists

The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college and house concert circuits and are planning several national tours throughout 2017. They’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine, and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis).


John Ponzo
John Ponzo

Beginning on accordion at age 4, then switching to guitar at age 11, music has always been a part John’s life. Over the years he’s had the opportunity to study with great guitar players such as, George Benson, Joe Pass, and Andre Segovia.


Jeremy Cornwell
Jeremy Cornwell

A local favorite in Las Vegas since 2004, Jeremy Cornwell has played every iconic venue in the city and opened for multi-platiunum artists like Dashboard Confessional, Sugar Ray, Everclear, Better Than Ezra and Train.



 Calling All Artists!

Love to be creative? Now's your chance to be part of Artown. Call for entries for juried artists, both amateur and professionals. Artists will be provided pastels to work with — no acrylic is permitted. Sign up by July 1, 2018!

To apply, download the form below and email a completed application to chalkart@atlantiscasino.com. If selected, you will receive a confirmation with assigned space number prior to the event.

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