CHALKFEST: Sidewalk Chalk Competition


Please note: Chalkfest has been rescheduled due to inclement weather to April 26 from 3 PM - 7 PM.

The Dodd Ambassadors introduces Lamar Dodd School of Art's first-ever sidewalk chalk competition, Chalkfest. Show off artistic skills and decorate the Art Garden with chalk masterpieces. Not interested in competing? Come anyway for art, food and music from local vendors.

All proceeds go to support the Art Supply Pantry.

Information about parking and directions can be found here. Paid parking is available at the Performing Arts Center beginning at 3 PM and free parking is available in the E07 Lot beginning at 4 PM. The E07 Lot is located directly across from the Art Garden.Groups of up to four members will compete for gift baskets of gift cards and goodies graciously donated from Athens businesses and restaurants.

Competitors are invited to create a chalk drawing on a concrete square in the Art Garden of the Dodd. Participants will have three hours to work on their square. Squares will then be judged by Lamar Dodd School of Art Staff and prizes will be awarded to the first and second place contestants.

  • Chalk is $5 per bucket, per team
  • Feel free to bring your own supplies (tape, brushes, charcoal etc)
  • Paint is NOT allowed
  • Sidewalk "squares" vary in size and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sign up here.

Interested in becoming a vendor?

  • Space for a table can be reserved for $10
  • Bring your own table or rent a table for an additional $10

Sign up here.

Friday, April 26 at 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Lamar Dodd School of Art, Art Garden
270 River Road, Athens, GA 30602

Event Type

Entertainment, Exhibitions


Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community


Arts & Culture, Visual Arts




Lamar Dodd School of Art
Event Contact Name

Kendal Jacques

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