Chalk Art Adorns Downtown

May 6, 2009 at 12:15 am 2 comments

 By Priscilla Lynne Young

Monday, May 4, 2009 

 Despite the dubious weather forecast, the sun did shine – even if only briefly – on the 4’x 4’ squares of colorful chalk drawings along Courthouse Lane and Peirce Street for the Arts on Main Chalk Drawing Contest.

“We held off canceling and we’re glad that we did,” said Jane Parillo, owner of Scribes calligraphy studio on Main Street and a committee member who helped organize the judging.  She said that this was the first year that the Main Street Merchants Association took on the event, as the town has cut the funding to run it.

According to Jerry Meyer, executive director of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, which collaborated with the Merchants Association for the event, 66 squares had been mapped out, and about 10 registrants did not show up. Yet, it looked like others had stepped in during the afternoon to fill in those left blank.

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  • 1. Sue Turpen  |  May 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Here in Lake Orion, Michigan, we re having our first, Dragon on the Lake Festival, on Sept. 26 and 27. A chalk street art festival will be a big part of our thing. We are looking for artists!?
    Can someone help?

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  • 2. Priscilla Young  |  May 21, 2009 at 12:33 am

    You’ll want to put together a news release and get it out to all the local media now as a “call for artists.” Target all the local arts organizations, art departments at any colleges, and certainly the art departments at the local schools. If there are businesses involved as sponsors, hosts etc. get flyers or posters to them and ask that they help spread the word. Once your event gets established, it will come easier in subsequent years as artists will seek you out, and you’ll have a mailing list. Good luck

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