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Calling all Artists! Chalk Fest is BACK!
Gillian Rabalais
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Calling all Artists! Chalk Fest is BACK!

We are excited to bring Chalk Fest back to the Children's Museum of St. Tammany for 2021!

Join in the fun and be a part of Chalk Fest, an arts festival at the Children's Museum of St. Tammany. Register as an artist and be a part of this annual creative community event.

Prizes will be awarded to Top Elementary and High School Artists, Top Team, Best in Show, and two special categories: St. Tammany Proud, where artists are encouraged to produce art specific to St. Tammany culture; and, The Spirit of the Child, an expression of childhood and whimsy.

All registrations are due by Friday, April 16, 2021, at 3:00 PM. Registration is $25 per 4'x4' square and is limited to four (4) squares.

All participants must comply with the Chalk Fest Guidelines as described in the registration form. Art squares are limited and will be registered and placed in the order in which they are received. If a participant fails to check-in at the official registration booth by 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 24, 2021, their space will be forfeited and made available to another participant.



Best in Show - $500

St. Tammany Proud - $200 - St. Tammany's natural, cultural or architectural elements must be present in the finished work.

The Spirit of the Child - $200 - Art must display an interpretation of the true spirit of a child.

Top Chalk Fest Team - $200 - A Chalk Fest Team can be a group of individuals, corporations, or organizations. Please note, parents or guardians that could potentially assist their child with their artwork must register as a team. Teams may register up to 4 square areas. There is no limit to the number of members per group.

Top High School Artist (Grades 9-12) - $100 - Calling all high school student artists. Join us and show your talent and experience Chalk Fest.

Top Middle School Artist (Grades 7-8) - $100 - Middle School students can show off their skills and compete in this category for Top Middle School Artist.

Top Elementary Artist (Grades K-6) - $100 - Elementary students can give us a glimpse of our future community artists. This is a way to introduce your work at Chalk Fest.

Only one box of chalk will be provided for each registration. Additional chalk must be approved in advance by the festival director. Official chalk approved and distributed to artists can be found here.

This festival is free to the public and will consist of art by our featured artist, Mandie Manzano, food by Creole Tomateaux, entertainment and music by Omega Sound and Audio and Be Hooper Be Happy, fun, and a chalk art contest. Individual artists or teams of artists are encouraged to register and purchase up to four 4'x4' squares.

We are especially grateful to our Chalk Fest Partners: David Fennelly and Carlos Sanchez, National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, St. Tammany Parish Government, Tammany Trace, St. Tammany Parish Public School System, and the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs.

For more information or if you would like to be involved as a sponsor or volunteer please email Gillian Rabalais at grabalais@cmstkids.org.

*Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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