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See you in 2017 at the 33rd Annual Chalk Walk Competition!

 

 

Applications for next year's competition, held on August 12 2017, will be posted here in the Spring of 2017.

 

Watch the chalk fly at the annual Chalk Walk Competition, a highlight of the Lewiston Art Festival. Teams of student artists from Western New York high schools are invited to create spectacular murals and compete for cash awards, trophies and bragging rights.

Our Chalk Walk is based on I madonnari (street painters), an Italian tradition of street painting that dates back to the 18th century, and will be held during the Annual Lewiston Art Festival which attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year. The competition will be held on a section of a closed-to-traffic street. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the street to watch the artists. Television and print news coverage is expected.

 

 

Watch the video from a previous year- thanks to Lewiston photographer Robert Johnson.

 

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