2007-08-09 / About Town

Sidewalk chalk artist gathering

Artists of all ages can show off their talents on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in a one-day sidewalk art extravaganza to be held around the recreation center from noon to 3:30 p.m. The cost to enter is $5 per square, and each team or individual will be provided with a set of pastel chalks to create a drawing within a 4- by 4- foot square. Space is limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

The categories for judging will be children (8-12), teens (13-17), and family. Family teams must consist of at least one child under 12 years old and one adult over 18. Children and teens can work individually or in groups. The category of the team will be determined by the age of the eldest member. Participants must register by noon and have until 3 p.m. to complete their drawings. Several community members will judge the squares and cash prizes will be awarded to the best square in each category. The public will also be able to vote for the People's Choice award. Tokens will be on sale, at 5 for a $1, and the square with the most votes will receive a prize.

Registration forms must be completed for all teams or individuals of any age and are available at the recreation center. Artists may register on the day of the event, but space is limited. A rain date is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16. For more information, contact Melissa Minto at jamestownteens@ yahoo.com or Julia Montminy at juliamontminy@cox.net for more information.

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