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Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis

Reno Chalk Art Festival

See stunning chalk art come to life!

July 9 - 10 | 10 am - 5 pm 

Watch in awe as pastel chalk paintings come to life at an inaugural Artown event, the Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Using pavement for canvas, juried artists—amateur and professional—will descend upon the Biggest Little City on July 9th and 10th to make their mark by transforming parking spaces into works of art at this new signature event. Invited professional chalk artists known as Madonnari will also create spectacular masterpieces.

Stroll through the West Lot of Atlantis for two fun-filled days enjoying whimsical chalk art, bites from local food trucks, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more. The competition runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 9th and 10th. The top chalk artists will be recognized at 5 p.m. on July 10. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Best reproduction of a Master’s Work, Best Use of Color, Best 3D and Artists’ Choice Award. A special hotel rate will be available for out-of-town artists.

Schedule of Events

Friday – July 8

  • 6 – 7:30 pm | Cocktail welcome reception for VIPs, artists and sponsors.

Saturday – July 9

  • 10 am – 5 pm | Competition & Exhibition

Sunday – July 10

  • 10 am  – 5 pm | Competition & Exhibition
  • 5 pm | Awards

Are you an artist? Apply to Compete! Call for Entry Deadline: June 19, 2016

You do not have to experience in chalk per se. If you have an eye for color and love to create this is going to be an epic inaugural event during Artown. We invite all creatives to apply. You will receive breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, we provide the pastel chalk.

Please provide a short statement expressing your interest and include a biography. Please include a hi-resolution photo of yourself as well. These materials will help the jury to evaluate your submission and may be included marketing of the event.


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