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Chalk it up in Perry!

Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2015 Perry Chalk Art Festival on July 11th!



Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tour de Per-'RY

Rain date for the
Chalk Art Festival (only)
Saturday, July 18

Perry Village Park, Lake St
mass starts for bicyclists

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry
Rain Date: TBA

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
Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor

10:45AM - 1:15PM
String of Pearls - Classic American Music

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 Dan Butler
Members Gallery
Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 S. Main St.

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

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 11, 2015

Home of the Silver Lake Sea Serpent

Join us for a day of fun at the 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.



Substaining Sponsors and Grantors
Town of Perry
Village of Perry
A NYSCA Re-grant
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Taste of Summer Sponsors
C&R Food Service, Inc.
East Hill Creamery
Morgan Laundry Service
The Opici Wine Group

Live Music Patrons
Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Chalk Quilt Sponsor
Silver Lake Dental

The People's Favorite Artist Sponsor
Pioneer, a Navient Company

Shuttle Bus Sponsor
West's Bookkeeping Services

Youth Artist Sponsor
SLB Salon and Boutique

Signage Sponsor
Image Out Graphics

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

Silver Level Sponsor
Asbury Camp & Retreat Center
Carquest Auto Parts, Perry
Creative Food Ingredients
Daryl's Pizzeria
Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc.
Family Furniture
Harding Plumbing and Heating
Hole in the Wall Restaurant and Lounge
NAPA Auto Parks of Warsaw-Perry
Warsaw Pennysaver

Bronze Level Sponsor
The Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance Agencies
Charcoal Corral
Donald G. Butler Construction
Grover & Bates Associates
J.N. White Designs
Kelly Motor Corp.
Kelly's Garage
Perry Market Place
Perry Shopper
SingLanguage Inc.
Silver Lake Marine
Sunny Knoll Farms LP
True Farms, Inc.

Other sponsors
Arnold & Sharyon Dueppengiesser
Perry Garden Club

Donations for the Chance Auction
Burlingham Books
Bush Hill Florist & Gift Shoppe
His and Hers Coiffures
Five Star Bank
Jake’s Barber Shop
Letchworth Coins and Collectibles
M&T Bank
Mack’s Restaurant
Olive & Ink, LLC
R & R Lumberyard Restaurant
Sky High Ink
Stonewall Craftique
The Opici Wine Group
The Quilter’s Daughter
The Ultimate
Vertical Café
Wave Lengths Salon
Wyoming County YMCA

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
Travers Apartments & residents - 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
Jacquie Billings Barlow
Meghan Hauser
Kim Marusarz
Christine Narowski
Rachel Webster
Carrie West

Selected Works from the 2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival

Theme: Transformations

Erica Hauser and Jon Reichert's 2014 Transformation of subway cars into ocean reef

Chalknado, by Rebecca Crocker, Dani Pachuta and Ryan McDanel, modeled by Ryan and Kimmie McDanel

Rick Hauser's 2014 historic transformation work

Briana Coogan-Bassett's 2014 art work

Tim Humberstone's transformative work

Overview of the 2014 chalking area


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
  • Questa Lasagna
  • Yard of Ale
  • R&R Lumberyard Restaurant

Chance Auction

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



Feature Artist - Daniel Butler

Daniel Butler, of Perry, is a long-time participant in the Perry Chalk Art Festival.

He is a graduate of Penfield High School with a major in Art. After high school, Dan was a self-taught artist until 1998, when he took "Drawing the Human Figure" at Monroe Community College. Dan then matriculated at Genesee Community College as a Digital Art major.

Dan is currently employed at JN White Designs and free-lances in portraiture, art, and design work for websites. He uses mostly digital mediums, but also enjoys creating with pencil, pen and ink, acrylics and chalk. He was the illustrator for Loving Lacie by Kristin MacDonald, and was recently selected to illustrate the official children's story of Perry.

Dan lives in Perry with his wife Tricia and their three children. His work will be on display at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Member's Gallery through the month of July.

Dan Butler, 2015 Feature Artist, with his 2014 piece on the theme Transformations

2013 Chalk Art Festival Entry: Believe it or Not

2012 Chalk Art Festival Entry: Food for Thought

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.

string of Pearls

From cowboy songs to folk music, from vintage country to Western swing- be ready to tap your toes and have fun when String of Pearls take the Chalk Art Festival stage..

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.



Free shuttle! Fully Accessible
Runs continuously from 11:30am-5pm
Stops at:
Downtown Festival Plaza, Main Street
Perry Commerce Center Parking Lot (Former Champion factory), Main St (Rte 39)
Perry Baptist and Brick Presbyterian Church Parking Lots, Main Street (Rte 39)

Want to chalk? Adult artists will need to pre-register: download the 2016 Adult Chalk Artist Application
and refer to our Chalking Theme for 2015, "space"
Youth artists can register alone or in teams up to two: download the 2016 Teen Chalk Artist Application.
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 2016 Vendor Application.
2015 Adult Artist Judging Criteria (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.