Chalk it up in Perry!
Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2015 Perry Chalk Art Festival on
NOW OFFERING FREE SHUTTLE SERVICES!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Tour de Per-'RY
Rain date for the
Perry Village Park, Lake St
Perry Chalk Art FestivalDowntown Perry
Rain Date: TBA
8:00 - 10:30AM
8:30AM - 3:00PM
11:00AM - 3:00PM
4:00 - 4:30PM
Perry Farmers' Market
Perry Public Market
Taste of Summer Fine Dining Event
M&T Parking lot, Downtown Perry
Perry Downtown Festival Plaza
8:30AM - 10:30AM
10:45AM - 1:15PM
The Skiffle Minstrels
9:30 - 11:30AM &
10:00AM - Noon
10:00AM - 3:00PM
10:30AM - 12:30PM
For your artwork viewing pleasure, the Perry Downtown Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through 3PM Sunday.
July 11, 2015
Perry Chalk Art Festival
July 11th, 2015
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Adult Artists: More prize money!
For 2015, the artist of the jury-selected first place artwork will receive $400, second place $150, third place $50. All accepted adult artists receive a $50 stipend for a completed work.
There will be one chalking category in 2015. Artists are welcome to work as a team to create a multi-square artwork, which will be judged as one piece. Find complete details in the Artist Application. Judging to be performed by a qualified team using specific criteria.
Register and begin chalking anytime from 8:30-10:30am. All chalking must be completed by 3:00pm. Judging from 3:00- 3:30pm. Recognition and awards ceremony at 4pm.
Youth Artists: Register and begin chalking at 11am. All works must be completed by 3pm. Two award categories with a $25 prize in each category. Complete details in the Youth Artist Application.
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):
More information about this year's Chance Auction coming soon!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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
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!
MAP & DIRECTIONS
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.
PARKING & FREE SHUTTLE INFORMATION
Free shuttle! Fully Accessible
Want to chalk? Adult artists will need to pre-register: download the 2016 Adult Chalk Artist Application