Raystown Lake hosts sidewalk chalk art contest

Published July 22, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) are inviting the public to ‘Chalk the Walk’ at Seven Points Beach July 26 to bring art into the community while spreading water safety awareness.

The contest, free of charge, is open to all ages and registration begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday.  Entries can be drawn anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in the following categories: ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17, and, 18 and up. Winners will receive a cash prize and a Raystown gift basket.  Artists need not be present at judging to win and will be contacted following judging at 8:00 p.m. Gifted artists may submit exhibition entries and all children under 6 years of age will receive participation awards.

Chalk and basic art supplies will be provided.  Artists may supply their own materials, upon approval.  In the event of rain, the contest will be held on Aug. 2.  For a full list of contest rules, call event organizer Olivia Mays at (814) 658-6809.

Sponsors of this event include the National Art Education Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Huntingdon County Visitor’s Bureau, Lighthouse Concessions, Seven Points Bait & Grocery, Seven Points Marina, Hoss’ Steak & Sea House of Huntingdon, and Lake Raystown Resort.

Olivia Mays

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