Vote for your Favorite Chalk Art

Held on the Saturday of the Arts and Acts Festival, artists were invited to transform the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination at the Chalk Festival while visitors viewed a variety of chalk art at their feet. Public voting is open to determine the artist who wins the People’s Choice Award in each division.


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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Vote for up to 10 of your favorite artworks to determine the artist who wins the People’s Choice Award . One People’s Choice Award winner in each division.

Divisions: Divisions include Children 0 – 11, Teens 12 – 17 and Adults 18+.

Voting ends June 23, Wednesday at 1 pm. 

Awards: Each division is awarded two prizes. A Jury Award determined by a panel of judges, and a People’s Choice Award determined by public vote. Photos and public voting form to be posted online Sunday & Monday, June 20 – 21.

Winning Images: Images will be posted on this page and social media by end of Wednesday, June 23.

Notification:  Winners to be notified by email or phone on Thursday, June 24. If contact information not provided, winners may contact the Art House. 


 

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Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10 am – 4 pm

The Northville Art House invites artists of all ages and abilities to create artwork filled with color and imagination at the the 7th Annual Chalk Festival. Held live on the third Saturday in June on the parking lot and sidewalks near Northville Art House, artists enter age-specific divisions with prizes awarded in each category. Rain Date: Sunday, June 20, 10 am – 4 pm.

ARTS AND ACTS FESTIVAL

The 11th Annual Arts and Acts Festival features over 120 unique fine artisans and crafters in three fairs – Art in the SunMaker’s Mart and Young Artist Juried Art Fair. This year Arts and Acts will be held at the Art House near Downtown Northville, a lively city with a 150-year-old history and small-town charm. Patrons experience a vast display of art, entertainment, activities, and more!

Proceeds go toward awards and public art education programs at the Northville Art House.


CHALK FESTIVAL INFORMATION

  • Online Registration – Open until Thursday, June 17, 5 pm
  • On-Site Registration – Friday, June 18, 4 pm – 8 pm & Saturday, June 19, 10 am – 3 pm
  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines – All participants and visitors MUST follow
  • Chalk Festival Guidelines – Info on Eligibility, Divisions, Awards, Artwork and Chalk
  • Chalk Festival Check-In – 10 minutes before your reserved start time on Saturday June 19, 10 am – 3 pm

See below for information on each section.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online Registration Fee:  $8 for the first space and $4 four each additional space. Up to 5 spaces per registration all with the same start time.

  • Each space includes one box/bag of chalk if needed. Please select an available start time for all spaces.
  • All Individual Artists and Groups will start at the time selected with check-in preferred 5 minutes before the time.
  • If a different start time is desired, another registration form must be filled out.
  • Spaces filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Deadline: Thursday, June 17 at 5:o0 pm EST (After deadline, On-site Registration only)


ON-SITE REGISTRATION

On-site Registration Fee: $10 per first space and $5 each additional space. Up to 5 spaces per registration all with the same start time.

  • Each space includes one box/bag of chalk if needed. Please select an available start time for all spaces.
  • All Individual Artists and Groups will start at the time selected with check-in preferred 5 minutes before the time.
  • If a different start time is desired, another registration form must be filled out.
  • Spaces filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Open:  Friday, June 18, 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, June 19, 10 am – 3 pm at the Chalk Festival tent next to the Art House.


COVID-19 SAFETY

The Arts and Acts Festival will follow all current COVID-19 City of Northville, State of Michigan, and CDC guidelines with face coverings recommended to be worn by unvaccinated visitors for the protection of everyone. Visitors are asked to keep a safe social distance from others, avoid standing in crowded areas, and wash their hands frequently. Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available throughout the festival. Thank you!


CHALK FESTIVAL GUIDELINES

Eligibility: Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Chalk Festival. Artists may enter as individuals or groups (more than one) into the division determined by the age of oldest participant.

Divisions: Divisions include Children 0 – 11, Teens 12 – 17 and Adults 18+.

Awards: Each division is awarded two prizes. A Jury Award determined by a panel of judges, and a People’s Choice Award determined by public vote. Photos and public voting form to be posted online Sunday & Monday, June 20 – 21.

Notification:  Winners notified on Wednesday, June 23.

Artwork: Artwork must remain with the designated space, approximately 36” x 48”. Artist are encouraged to create artwork filled with color and imagination; be family friendly and appropriate for all viewers; contain no nudity or political statements, contain no words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion, and not violate any copyright laws. Drawings on buildings, trees, or any other surface are strictly prohibited.

Chalk: One bag/box of dry chalk in assorted colors is provided for each entry. Participants may bring their own chalk, brushes or water. All chalk must be dry or water-based. No spray fixatives or flammable materials.

Festival officials can disqualify artists for failure to adhere to any of the above COVID-19 or CHALK FESTIVAL guidelines.


CHALK FESTIVAL CHECK-IN

Check-in: FIVE minutes before your reserved time on Saturday June 19, 10 am – 3 pm at the Chalk Festival tent next to the Northville Art House.

A numbered space will be given at a 6ft social distance from the next participant(s) based on online registrations and on a first-come, first-serve basis with on-site registrations. There may be some spaces that have cracks or texture variations, please make the most of these ‘imperfections’!

Rain Date: Sunday, June 20, 10 am – 3 pm.

Questions? Email Northville Art House at events@northvillearthouse.org.


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