Chalk it up in Perry!
Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival on
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tour de Per-'RY
(No Rain Date)
Perry Chalk Art FestivalDowntown Perry
Rain Date: July 19, 2014
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
1:00 - 3:00PM
For your artwork viewing pleasure, the Perry Downtown Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through 3PM Sunday.
July 12, 2014
Perry Chalk Art Festival
July 12th, 2014
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Adult Artists: Artists can choose to participate in either the Solo Square or the Group Squares category. Group Squares allow artists to work as a team on adjacent chalking squares. $500 in prizes will be awarded to winning artworks. There will also be a special cash award given this year by the Perry Bicentennial Committee for a piece that recognizes our communityÕs heritage. All accepted adult artists receive a $50 stipend for a completed work.
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 - 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
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!
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. The Park will be on your right.
Want to chalk? Adult artists will need to pre-register: download the 2014 Adult Chalk Artist Application