Marietta ChalkFest

Written by Emily Anne Jackson 

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Plenty of artists can walk the walk but can they chalk the chalk? The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is set to find out at their annual ChalkFest, a three-day chalk art festival taking place over Labor Day weekend in conjunction with Glover Park’s Art in the Park extravaganza. The chalk dust will fly as twenty professional chalk artists from all over the country create impressive 10-feet by 10-feet murals in front of and around the museum, just one block south of the historic Marietta Square.

“I have seen firsthand what these artists can accomplish at the Sarasota Chalk Festival, which brings in approximately 350,000 people to their city each year, and I am extremely excited to host this annual event in Marietta. We have artists coming from Florida, Georgia and California to ‘paint the streets’ over Labor Day Weekend,” said the museum’s executive director, Sally Macaulay.

The competition will include adult and youth divisions as well as an area for young children to get creative without competing. This sidewalk-bound celebration of art is free to the public and museum admission is free throughout the event. mariettachalkfest.com

  1. Dee Sabean07-23-2013

    Thank you for sharing my chalk art from Safety Harbor, FL. We love to share the pure joy of pigment on the pavement and hope to see lots of visitors over the weekend. Bring us ice cream, we’re gonna need it! ~ Dee

    • Sally Macaulay07-31-2013

      I can’t wait!!! These artists are incredible!