Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Date/Time Venue/Location
Jul 8
10:00am - 5:00pm
On the Boardwalk (10th to 20th Street)
1500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451

Free Event

Ticketing Information:

Advance registration for the Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk is not required.  There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is where hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be on display between 15th and 17th Streets.

At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk.  This year’s theme will be Meet Me at the Movies.  What is your favorite genre of movies?  Or, better yet, favorite movie of all time?  Participants are encouraged to incorporate their love of movies into their drawing.  Other ideas are: favorite scene from a movie, favorite character, or movie logo.  The Virginia Beach boardwalk will become an exciting “movie marquee” as these chalk drawings come to life!

During this very special event that happens only once per year, artists complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and overall creativity. There are three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth. The Youth division is for ages 12-16. Children 11 and under are invited to draw for fun in a separate area.

Trophies and cash prizes are awarded for each division, with winners announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent. The hours for the Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm.

200 competitors will complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges.  Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.  There will be three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth.  The Youth division will be for ages 12-16.  Children 11 and under will be invited to draw for fun in a separate area.  Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division.  Winners will be announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent.  The hours for the Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm.

All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes. 

Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required.  There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.

There are three competitive divisions:

  • Amateur,
  • Professional, and
  • Youth

The Youth division is for ages 12-16.

Children 11 and under are invited to draw for fun in a separate area.  Trophies and cash prizes are awarded for each division, with winners announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners:

Youth: 
1st, Y-13, Zoe Browne, Richmond
2nd, Y-5, China Davis, Hampton
3rd, Y-39, Jordan Shinholster

Amateur:
1st, A-53, Lauren Hendrick, Chesapeake
2nd, A-7, Leah Williams, Va Beach
3rd, A-3, Lorella Lisio, Va Beach

Professional
1st, P-2, Chris McLaughlin, Va Beach
2nd, P-8, Mary Pruitt, Va Beach
3rd, P-7, Logan Miles Davis, Chesapeake

Best of the Boardwalk: P-8, Mary Pruitt, Virginia Beach

 


EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

The hours for the Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm.

All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes. 

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