Chalk Festival

PrintThe Friends of the Northville Art House Chalk Festival is now in its 4th year!

On June 17th  from 10am – 4pm, artists of all ages will transform Northville’s sidewalks into works of art. Watch professional artist demonstrations, listen to lively music, and be a pART of the Arts and Acts fun!  This year the Chalk Festival will be located on the sidewalks on Main, Wing, and Cady Streets. We will surround the Young Artists Fair with beautiful artwork!

Participants will be given a 12-color box of chalk and a square assignment at the registration table on June 17th beginning at 10am.  The registration table will be located at the corner of Wing and W. Main Street.  There is a $6.00 supply fee to participate.  Register below!

Chalk Festival Registration

  • Price: $6.00

Rules and Specification

Saturday, June 17th 10am-4pm

Rain date:  Sunday June 18th 10am-4pm

We will provide one box of chalk to each participant or group of artists.  Participants may bring their own chalk, brushes or water. All chalk must be water-based.  No spray fixatives may be used.

Numbered squares will be assigned randomly and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some squares may have cracks or texture variations.  Make the most of these ‘imperfections’!

Check in will take place at the Chalk Festival tent at the corner of West Main and Wing Street beginning at 10am on Saturday, June 17th.

Prizes:  Cash prizes will be awarded in each category.

Additional Rules:

  • Drawings must remain within the designated square. Drawings on buildings, trees, or any other surface are strictly prohibited.
  • Artwork containing nudity, profanity, or content deemed inappropriate by the festival committee will be removed and the artist will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Only registered participants will be eligible to receive prize money.
  • The use of flammable or offensive odors will not be allowed.
  • Festival officials can disqualify artists for failure to adhere to any of the above guidelines.

Thank you for supporting the Northville Art House!

Our 2016 Award Winners:

Children: 1st Prize ($20):  Mason Thomas,   2nd Prize ($15):  Maya Laborite,   3rd Prize ($5):  Alex Rogalski

Youth: 1st Prize ($30):  Aiden Torres,   2nd Prize ($20):  Erik Maahs,   3rd Prize ($10):  Giovanna Reyes

Adult: 1st Prize ($50):  Christina Tupper

Group: 1st Prize ($30):  Angela Watkins and Friends


Special Thanks to our 2017 Chalk Festival Sponsor

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