Chalk it up in Perry!

Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival on July 12th!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tour de Per-'RY

(No Rain Date)
Perry Village Park, Lake St
mass starts for bicyclists

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry
Rain Date: July 19, 2014

8:00 - 10:30AM
Adult Chalk Artist Registration

8:30AM - 3:00PM
Adult Artists Chalking

Youth Artist Registration

11:00AM - 3:00PM
Youth Artists Chalking

4:00 - 4:30PM
Artist recognition, prizes and closing ceremony

Perry Farmers' Market

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 12:30PM

Perry Public Market

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Taste of Summer Fine Dining Event

M&T Parking lot, Downtown Perry
12:00 - 2:30PM
live music, tickets required


Perry Downtown Festival Plaza

8:30AM - 10:30AM
Kelly's Old Timers - Perry's hometown band

10:45AM - 1:15PM
Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor

1:30 - 4:15PM
The Skiffle Minstrels


9:30 - 11:30AM &
Noon - 1:30PM

Face painting with Mugsy the Clown

10:00AM - Noon
Elise Kelly - original vocals and guitar
On site at the Farmers' Market

10:00AM - 3:00PM
View the works of this year's Feature Artist Derek Crocker
Members Gallery
Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 S. Main St.

10:30AM - 12:30PM
Jason the Juggler - balloon art, juggling and more

1:00 - 3:00PM
Nimals Puppets - wandering puppet show

Other Performances
4-H Stompin' Em Cloggers - cloggers performance

All Day
- Chalk Quilt - everyone can create a mini-masterpiece
- Chance Auction
- many unique items to choose from
- Girl Scout Craft Table
- Sand boxes
- bounce house

For your artwork viewing pleasure, the Perry Downtown Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through 3PM Sunday.





July 12, 2014
2014 Theme:

Home of the Silver Lake Sea Serpent

Join us for a day of fun at the 2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival! Watch trained artists create pastel masterpieces, cheer teens competing for chalking prizes, and let youngsters chalk to their heart's content while you enjoy the live music, ample shopping opportunities and fine dining at the Taste of Summer!

The Chalk Art Festival will run from 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday, and the Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through Sunday at 3pm to allow for additional viewing of the original art.



Primary Sponsors and Grantors
Pioneer, a Navient Company
Town of Perry
Village of Perry
A NYSCA Re-grant

Taste of Summer Tent
C&R Food Service, Inc.
Morgan Laundry Service

Live Music Patrons
Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Chalk Quilt Sponsor
Silver Lake Dental

People's Choice Sponsor
West's Bookkeeping Services

Youth Artist Sponsor
SLB Salon and Boutique
Center at Leicester Street

Signage Sponsor
Image Out Graphics

Gold Level Sponsor
Southview Farm LP
Table Rock Farm, Inc.

Silver Level Sponsor
Carquest Auto Parts, Perry
Daryl's Pizzeria
Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc.
Family Furniture
Harding Plumbing and Heating

Bronze Level Sponsor
The Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance Agencies
Charcoal Corral
Creative Food Ingredients
Donald G. Butler Construction
JMS Studio & Gallery, Ltd.
J.N. White Designs
Kelly Motor Corp.
Kelly's Garage
McClurg Auto Group
Perry Market Place
Perry Shopper
Schmidt & Volk, PC
Steuben Trust Company
True Farms, Inc.

Other sponsors
Bush Hill Florists & Gift Shoppe
Emerling Farms
Gibney Monument
Works Inc.
Perry Garden Club
Silver Lake Marine

Donations for the Chance Auction
Basil's Repair
Basil's On & Off Road
Burlingham Books
Bush Hill Florist & Gift Shoppe
Commodore Liquor Store
Country Kitchen
Davis' Scoops and More
Dollar General, Perry
Go 4 It Graphics
NAPA Auto Parts of Warsaw-Perry
Rockers Delight
Sky High Ink
The Ultimate
Warsaw Pennysaver
Wave Lengths Salon
Wyoming County International Speedway

Donated Art Supplies
Blick Art Materials

Special Thanks to:
Felisa McKay, Sarah Ballinger, Kim Marusarz- handmade chalk art bags for artists.
Michael Sparling (Mr. Scribbles!) - event logo
Renee Koziel - seating, logistical support
Gail Vosburg and Tish Sylvester - bookkeeping
Warsaw Pennysaver - design and advertising support
Image Out - Signage
Perry Rotary - signage
SignLanguage - signage
Scott Safford - Festival and Taste of Summer Design consultation and execution
M&T Bank, Perry - use of parking lot for Taste of Summer
Lorraine Tilton and Traver Apartments - use of parking lot for Taste of Summer
Ed Koziel, Mike Post and their teams - Perry Festival Plaza
Rick Hauser -event layout & design
Event Day Volunteers

Perry Chalk Art Festival Committee Members
Beth Begy Ward
Jacquie Billings Barlow
Meghan Hauser
Cassie Hubbard
Tim Humberstone
Kim Marusarz
Christine Narowski
Rachel Webster
Carrie West

Selected Works from the 2013 Perry Chalk Art Festival

Theme: Believe it or Not!

Bill Wondra and his 3-D piece

Dan Butler (girl stands up to dragon)

Derek Crocker (sea serpent meets otter)

Rebecca Crocker and Shannon Fowler (fairy)

Ryan and Andy Fitzsimmons (sea serpent)


After feasting your eyes on fantastic chalk art, enjoy the Taste of Summer where regional restaurants and wineries will offer delectable dishes inspired by local and seasonal produce. While dining, enjoy the decorative displays designed by Scott Safford and be soothed by the sound of live music. Event takes place from noon-2:30pm. Each culinary creation costs two tickets, and your $15 pre-sale ticket purchases 20 tickets. At the event, tickets are $1 each.

Pre-sale tickets are available at: The Hole in the Wall Restaurant and Lounge, Questa Lasagna, Yard of Ale, Perry Town Hall, Burlingham Books, the Bank of Castile Perry branch, and M&T Bank Perry branch.

Taste of Summer Participants (subject to change):

  • Glen Iris Inn
  • Hole in the Wall Restaurant and Lounge
  • Jack's Place
  • Questa Lasagna
  • The Nines
  • Yard of Ale

Chance Auction

More information about this year's Chance Auction coming soon!



Feature Artist - Derek Crocker

Derek Crocker, of Mount Morris, has been chalking at the Perry Chalk Art Festival since 2010. In 2013, he was awarded first place in the Solo Square Artist category for his piece on the theme "Believe it or Not!"

Derek's artistic abilities were honed through training at SUNY Brockport, FLCC, Nazareth College and Roberts Wesleyan College, and his primary art mediums are painting, drawing and sculpture. Derek's large-scale murals can be seen at Dragon Snack in Mount Morris, and he recently submitted work in the Livingston County Rockin' the Arts Fundraiser.

His work is currently on display at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Member's Gallery through the month of July.

Photo by Natalie Werner.

2012 Chalk Art Festival Entry

2011 Chalk Art Festival Entry

2010 Chalk Art Festival Entry

Creek Bend

Specializes in contemporary and traditional bluegrass with a smattering of Cajun, country and humor. They've won the Gettysburg and Erie County Fair Bluegrass Championships and their recordings have been hailed with critical acclaim.

Kelly's Old Timers

This local favorite and Perry tradition has been performing for over 60 years! Be ready to square dance, waltz, polka, or just tap your toes and have fun when they perform at the Chalk Art Festival.

The Skiffle Minstrels

The Skiffle Minstrels is a five piece Western Swing band that plays Bob Wills, Hank Williams and original tunes designed for Two Steppin, Lindy Hoppin, and Country Shufflin. The Skiffle Minstrels has something for every music lover!

Skiffle Minstrels



Downtown Perry (2) and the Perry Festival Plaza are the key location for the July festivities.

Perry Village Park (5) can be reached by turning off North Center St (Rte 246) in the Village onto Lake Street. The Park will be on your right.

Want to chalk? Adult artists will need to pre-register: download the 2014 Adult Chalk Artist Application
and refer to our Chalking Theme for 2014, "Transformations"
Youth artists can register alone or in teams up to two: download the 2014 Teen Chalk Artist Application.
New judging criteria for chalking artists : 2014 Judging Spreadsheet
Bike Riders who would like to register for the Tour de Perry can register at
Vendors looking for a place in the Open Market can download the 2014 Vendor Application.
(All downloads require Adobe Acrobat).


These events are made possible through generous contributions from our sponsors and from local volunteers and organizations. The event was made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.