Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

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belmont-shore-chalk-art-contestJustin Rudd’s Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest will “draw” a crowd on April 19 from 8am to 3pm Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the sixth annual Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) and Gazette Newspapers, will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas. There will $1,000 cash awarded again this year. There is no charge to spectate.

The contest will take place in BelmontShore, along the trendy Second St. business corridor, mainly in the blocks between Roycroft and La Verne avenues. Entry, pastels, drawing paper, snacks, and a pizza lunch will be free for returning adult artists and for the first 25 pre-registrants who are new to this contest, aged 17 and older, and just $10 for all others. Those under age 17 are welcome as non-juried participants for $10. A 12-color set of non-toxic pastels and an approx. 38″ x 50″ white sheet of premium artist’s paper will be provided to all registered artists.

Artist’s will draw on artist’s paper that will be affixed to the sidewalk with masking tape. Artists are free to take home their artwork after the judging and/or to sell their art.

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