Chalk it up in Perry!
Fantastic temporary art, fine music and summer fun await at the 2017 Perry Chalk Art Festival on
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EVENT SCHEDULE COMING SOON
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Tour de Per-'RY
Rain date for the
Perry Village Park, Lake St
Perry Chalk Art FestivalDowntown Perry
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
Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor
9:30 - 11:30AM &
10:00AM - 1:00PM
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 8, 2017
Perry Chalk Art Festival
July 8th, 2017
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Adult Artists: Increased stipend for all selected artists!
The stipend paid to all selected artists to $75.
We will offer one chalking category in 2017. Artists can work solo on one square or can 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.
The jury-selected first place artwork will receive $400, second place $150, third place $50.
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. Youth artists must include a $5 entry fee with the submission of their application. 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 from 2016 - Tim Humberstone
Tim Humberstone, of Perry, is a long-time participant in the Perry Chalk Art Festival. His work was recognized as the juried winner of the 2015 festival.
Tim lives in Perry with his wife Terri. His work will be on display at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Member's Gallery through the month of July.
2012 Perry Chalk Art Festival Entry: Food for Thought
2013 Perry Chalk Art Festival entry: Believe it or Not
2014 Perry Chalk Art Festival: Transformations
2015 Perry Chalk Art Festival: Space
Tim at work in 2015
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.
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.
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.
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 Adult Chalk Artist Application