Free for the entire family, Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31, and Sept. 1 and 2), the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will present its annual Marietta ChalkFest, a chalk art festival that will take place down Atlanta Street in front of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Admission to the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will also be free during Marietta ChalkFest. ChalkFest is being held in conjunction with Art in the Park, a festival of fine arts which also takes place Aug. 31, and Sept. 1 and 2 on the Marietta Square.
This year, ChalkFest has been expanded to feature 20 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the country, who will draw on Atlanta Street Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of spectators. All works created during ChalkFest will be completed at the end of Sunday, Sept. 1, and will be on display throughout the day on Monday, Sept. 2. Much of the featured artwork will feature chalk art specific to the Civil War period as part of the 150th commemoration of the Battles of Marietta.
Public invited to join
Saturday, Aug. 31, artists of all ages are invited to participate in the annual juried chalk competition. Participants will have the opportunity to create original chalk works in randomly selected sidewalk squares. 2013 will offer both a youth division and an adult division: Cash prizes in the adult division total $650, and $35 in gift cards will be distributed as prizes for the youth division. Interested participants can contact Katie Bush, 770-528-1444 x16, Education@MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org
"We are excited to be hosting another chalk event for the city of Marietta," says Sally Macaulay, Executive Director of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. "This year will be even better because ChalkFest has grown so much since last year. The streets will literally come alive with art."
- Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
- Chalk competition (open to the public) is Aug. 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Free admission to ChalkFest
- Free admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
- Atlanta Street, in front of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
- 30 Atlanta St. SE
- Marietta, GA 30060
Who to contact
Marietta ChalkFest Website / Downloadable Festival Logo and Press Info