WHAT: Join Crockett Row for an afternoon “chalk” full of fun at the 4th annual Chalk Art Festival! Attendees will get to see the evolution of elaborate chalk art designs created by talented street painters and enjoy family-friendly fun.
During the event, three professional artists will create large signature murals on the street, while amateur chalk artists will compete for the coveted people’s choice award and first, second and third place prizes.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Artists interested in participating in the event can learn more and apply at bit.ly/chalkartfest18. FREE: There is no cost to participate as a street painter for this event. Acceptance: We will email you by September 21st to let you know if you have been accepted into the competition or hired as a commissioned professional artist. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018.
Other activities include:
- Children’s chalk art area and an interactive photo booth sponsored by The Art Station
- Music, games and prizes sponsored by 92.1 Hank FM from 12 to 2 p.m.
- PoserKids Yoga classes and demonstrations
- Live local music
- Amateur artist awards ceremony at 4 p.m.
The winner of the people’s choice award will be determined by the amateur artist who receives the most votes in the form of donations to The Art Station, a Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization that offers individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults.
The Chalk Art Festival is just one way of the many ways that Crockett Row supports the local arts scene. Earlier this year, Crockett Row launched its public art program with a call for artists to create three signature murals on the property; murals will be completed in the coming months. Additionally, Crockett Row recently installed neon signage in the paseos to enhance wayfinding and hosted local yarn-bombing artist Amber Bailey who transformed a permanent sculpture into a nature-inspired installation.
Other upcoming public art projects include a kids’ art wall designed to inspire creativity amongst Fort Worth’s youngest minds and the city’s first “Before I Die” wall where locals and visitors alike can share their hopes for the future.
Crockett Row is also home to ART7, a satellite gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a division of the Arts Council of Fort Worth.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 12 to 4 p.m.; chalk artists begin as early as 10 a.m. so come see the pieces evolve!
WHERE: Crockett Row at West 7th – University Drive and Crockett Street
For more information, visit crockettrow.com.
ABOUT CROCKETT ROW AT WEST 7TH
Crockett Row at West 7th is a vibrant destination to eat, drink, shop and explore in the heart of the Cultural District in Fort Worth, Texas. Located at the southeast corner of West Seventh Street and University Drive just minutes from Downtown Fort Worth, Crockett Row at West 7th encompasses five walkable blocks of fashion and accessory boutiques, salons and spas, a movie theater, gourmet and fast-casual restaurants and bars, and the FOODHALL at Crockett Row, which is slated to open in 2018.
Crockett Row at West 7th regularly hosts community and special events to highlight its unique mix of specialty shops & restaurants and the vibrant arts & culture scene in Fort Worth. A list of events is available on the website.
Crockett Row at West 7th is managed by Vestar, a nationally recognized leader in the acquisition, management and development of retail real estate with more than 26 million square feet in its property portfolio. FOODHALL at Crockett Row is managed by Hospitality Alliance, a bi-coastal hospitality management, development & consulting firm.