Holladay's home for the arts!
Holladay's home for the arts!
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm; prizes awarded at 3:00 pm
Entry Deadline: September 7th, midnight
Location: Sidewalk on the south side of Burton Lumber, (Laney Ave) across the street from Holladay Village Plaza (the street between the Plaza and the sidewalk will be closed to traffic).
CASH PRIZES in these categories:
*All drawings will be monitored throughout the festival to ensure compliance with the category.
Up to four people may participate per sidewalk square; squares will be assigned ahead of time by the arts council.
Additional help from non-registered participants will result in disqualification or re-assignment to a different category.
There is a $15 fee per sidewalk square for professionals; the fee for all other sidewalk squares is $10 per square. No refunds unless Holladay Arts Council cancels the event.
Chalk packages of 48 or 24 will be provided to the first 20 non-professional entrants; otherwise artists need to provide their own.
All chalks must be water-based; no fixatives allowed. Professionals will receive a 24-piece box of higher-grade chalk with their entry fee.
Art must be original or credited to the original artist. Designs must be family-friendly; Holladay Arts Council reserves the right to immediately erase any inappropriate material as deemed so by the council. No political or controversial topics please.
If there is light or sporadic rain, please plan to protect your artwork with a canopy or large umbrella. Spectators may set up chairs if desired. Snacks and beverages are allowed, but must remain away from sidewalk squares.
If on Friday, September 8th, it appears there will be significant rain on Saturday, participants will be located in the Big Cottonwood Room at City Hall and will be given plywood panels to create their chalk art.
After registration, go to payment page, Registration is not complete until payment has been made.
Registration is not complete until payment has been made.
By Peri Kinder | firstname.lastname@example.org
The threat of rain couldn’t keep artists away as Holladay held its third annual chalk art festival. After last year’s event battled rain and weather, organizers and chalk artists were grateful for a sunny day to illustrate the sidewalk in front of Holladay City Hall (4580 S. 2300 East) Sept. 17.
“Events like this bring people together, which is a trite phrase, but I think it’s true,” said Drew Quinn, Holladay City councilmember. “It gives people a chance to come to city hall and mingle with their neighbors and share their talents.”
There were 14 entries in this year’s festival, ranging from students to professionals. Holladay Mayor Rob Dahle helped judge the entries which he said was difficult due to the number of exceptional chalk artists. All winners received cash prizes.
Scout Wilkins, 9, won the 10 and under category with her depiction of an elk at sunset. Sofi and Wren Wheatly took the 11-18 student category and the Kolonusz-Partee entry won the family group.
Lexie Daley’s image of the Beast (from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”) won the professional category and Laurie Pop’s Halloween cat took the adult amateur honors.
Vivian Wilson, 13, and Brynn Ashton, 12, are students at Olympus Junior High School. Their chalk art entry of On Nom from the “Cut the Rope” video series earned them the Best Duo prize.
“We did this before and we really liked it,” Vivian said[LL1] . “We thought we’d try it again.”
The Best Holladay Scene was awarded to the triple-generation team of Amy Stephens, her daughter, Bird, and her mom, Lisa Stephens. Their Holladay Honey Garden entry detailed the best things about the city.
“We love the earth and gardens and nature,” Amy said. “Those are things we love about Holladay.”