Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Youth invited to unleash inner artists at chalk-art fest

Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.—GRANVILLE, N.Y.— The Slate Valley Museum welcomes families with youth in grades K-12 to unleash their inner artist and create their own chalk drawings in a friendly art competition at the 3rd annual Chalk Art Festival happening First Friday, Aug. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Youth are invited to make chalk art on the museum’s sidewalks, slate stones, or slate “canvases.” A panel of jurors will select winning artworks in three age groups, each of which will win art prizes.

Activities for the festival will include chalk drawing on slate, hopscotch, and tic-tac-toe, as well as ice chalk and chalk bomb art, and other art-related activities. Activities will be held outside on the cultural campus surrounding the museum. There will also be some adult art muralists on hand to create chalk masterpieces. The first 50 kids through the door will receive a free ice cream cone and a rainbow box of chalk.

Participation in the artwork competition is free. Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water St., Granville, N.Y. For more information, visit

Courtesy of SVM

Brother and sister David and Lana Armstrong of Poultney create chalk art at Slate Valley Museum.

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