Claim the concrete as your canvas and join dozens of artists who bring the streets of Downtown Lake Orion to life with color! All ages are welcome to participate. Register using the form at the bottom of this page!
Content of the Chalk Art Challenge is to be appropriate for family audiences. The Orion Art Center and its jury reserves the right to deny themes that may be deemed overtly political, violent, racist, sexist or otherwise generally found inappropriate. Artists are encouraged to focus on positive themes in harmony with community events.
Things You Can Bring
Build up your layers, starting with a very light layer on the bottom.
Some artists prefer to lay all of their undertones first. Some prefer to work top to bottom. We recommend outlining all of your major elements first.
A big chalkboard eraser works great for laying down large areas of color. Moving the eraser in a circular motion works best.
Creating chalk-paint by crushing chalk into water and using a paint brush is also helpful when filling large areas.
If you're a first-timer, consider using one object as the focal point of your artwork - a face, a frog, etc. Small details are difficult to manage on a rough surpace - so think BIG + DRAMATIC!
Practice! The more you work with chalk on concrete, the more comfortable you will become.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Chalk Art Challenge 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Winners announced at 5:30 PM
Compete for $1,000 in prizes at the Chalk Art Challenge!
Winners are selected by jury based on the following criteria:
The jury's decision is final and winners will be sent a check within 30 days of the award.
Register for the Chalk Art Challenge using the form below and submit the $25 registration fee using the "PAY NOW" button at the bottom of the page.
The Chalk Art Challenge will be held rain or shine unless inclement weather closes the entire Dragon on the Lake Festival. Sorry – NO refunds.
Once you have filled out the Chalk Art Challenge Registration Form, please use the button below to pay the $25 registration fee.
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