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Chalk it up in Perry!

Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2017 Perry Chalk Art Festival on July 8th!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rain date for the
Chalk Art Festival (only)
Saturday, July 15

Tour de Per-'RY

Perry Village Park, Lake St
mass starts for bicyclists

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry

8:00 - 2:00PM
Chalk Quilt Competition for Ages 1-8. Register at the Event Table.

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

Borden Avenue, Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 1:00PM

Perry Public Market

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Taste of Summer Fine Dining Event

Lake Street, Downtown Perry
12:00 - 2:30PM
live music, tickets required


Perry Downtown Festival Plaza

8:30AM - 10:30AM
Kelly's Old Timers - round & square dances, classics

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

1:30 - 4:15PM
The Brothers Blue- American Folk Traditional Trio


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

Face painting with Mugsy the Clown and Fancy Faces

10:00AM - 1:00PM
Elise Kelly - original vocals and guitar
Stone Soup - folk and rock standards
On site at the Farmers' Market

10:00AM - 3:00PM
View the works of this year's Feature Artist Karen Flack
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
- Freestyle chalking - We supply the chalk and the space so 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 8, 2017
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"

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.



Sustaining Sponsors and Grantors
CP Ward, Inc.
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
Hole in the Wall Restaurant and Lounge
Southview Farm LP
Table Rock Farm, Inc.

Silver Level Sponsor
Complete Payroll
Creative Food Ingredients
Family Furniture
Grover & Bates Associates
Harding Plumbing and Heating
Sedam Tire
Warsaw Pennysaver/Perry Shopper

Bronze Level Sponsor
The Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance Agencies
Carquest Auto Parts, Perry
Donald G. Butler Construction
Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc.
J.N. White Designs
Perry Market Place
Silver Lake Sportsman's Club
Sunny Knoll Farms LP

Other sponsors
Emerling Farm
Kelly's Garage
Perry Garden Club
Silver Lake Marine

Donations for the Chance Auction
Burlingham Books
Bush Hill Florist & Gift Shoppe
Five Star Bank
Letchworth Coins and Collectibles
M&T Bank
Mack's Restaurant
Olive & Ink, LLC
R & R Lumberyard Restaurant
Stonewall Craftique
The Opici Wine Group
The Quilter's Daughter

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

Planning Committee Members
Beth Begy Ward
Jacquie Billings Barlow
Nichole Brant
Meghan Hauser
Kim Marusarz
Christine Narowski
Rachel Webster
Carrie West

2016 Perry Chalk Art Festival selected works on the theme: New York State of Mind

Art work by Derek Crocker

Art work by Thomas De Graff

Art work by Claire Harvey

Art work by Rebecca Crocker

Too see all the art from 2016, visit the Perry Chalk Art Festival site on Facebook.


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, The Bank of Castile Perry branch, Burlingham Books, 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 - Karen Flack

Karen Flack, of Spencerport, is a long-time participant in the Perry Chalk Art Festival. Her work was recognized as the juried winner of the 2016 festival.

Karen is an artist, instructor and musician. Her work will be on display at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Member's Gallery through the month of July.

2016 Perry Chalk Art Festival Entry: New York State of Mind

2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival Entry: Transformations

2012 Perry Chalk Art Festival Entry: Food for Thought

Kelly's Old Timers

This local favorite and Perry tradition needs no introduction! Be ready to square dance, waltz, polka, or just tap your toes and have fun as they open the Chalk Art Festival.

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.

The Brothers Blue

The Brothers Blue are one leaf on a branch of an ever-growing string music tree in Upstate New York. Through original and traditional folk music, they strive to achieve a sound that represents the history of their homeland.

Elise Kelly

Elise grew up in a musical household, and continues in the family tradition, with with her own musical style. Listen for her original vocals and guitar work at the Market. She will also be joined by her band, Stone Soup, to perform folk and rock standards.



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 Adult Chalk Artist Application
and refer to our Chalking Theme above
Youth artists can register alone or in teams up to two: download the 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 Vendor Application.
2016 Adult Artist Judging Criteria | Youth 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.