Chalk It Up! Prescott 2010
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Family-friendly, community-centered, artistic endeavor intended to cultivate and support the creativity in people of all ages and abilities,Ã¢â‚¬Â says the Chalk It Up Prescott mission statement.
Featured April 17-18, 2010 in the Summit Bank parking lot at 201 North Montezuma, the festival kicked off at 10 a.m. and ran until 4 p.m.
The event, free to the public, featured food, music and belly dancing not to mention art from anyone old enough to hold chalk and willing to participate.
The event, now in its second year, runs annually, last year drawing a crowd of over 400 according to the event home page, PrescottChalkArt.com. According to Chris Adams, Chalk It Up authority, this year’s event went well too.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It’s going well, we’ve got more people out than last year; it’s definitely growing.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Drawing people from as far away as Colorado and California, the event is definitely growing larger and being still in its infancy, it has great potential.
Lorelle A. Miller, an award winning artist and featured artist at the Chalk It Up event, from Clarita California, was on hand to demonstrate and display her talent with a large reproduction.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I do a number of renaissance pieces and reproductions of masterworksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I’ve been doing these festivals about 12 years,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Miller, Ã¢â‚¬Å“It’s pretty good, a young festival but a pretty good turnout.Ã¢â‚¬Â
However, the festival was not just a haven for the well established out-of-towners, the whole point, as stated previously, is to help cultivate and showcase up and coming as well as local community talent.
Dana Cohen, winner of last year’s Best of Show and adjunct art instructor at Yavapai College, was also on hand demonstrating his prowess.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I like [the festival], it brings everyone out; it’s open and free and people get to see everything and meet other people.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more information on Chalk It Up or to register for next year’s event visit the Chalk It Up website.