Elmira Street Painting Festival - Elmira, NY

Chalk It Up For Our Kids 2021

Part of the 14th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival

Chalk it Up for our Kids invites our community kids to join us as a chalk artist for the 14th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival, July 17th-18th in Downtown Elmira. Our artists are play an important role in the festival, creating masterpieces on our city streets, creating an outside art gallery.

Prior to the festival, EDD and community partners offer a summer workshop open to all students in grades 3 through 12. Students will take part in a hands-on study in the art of street painting. Participants will receive instruction and assistance from local artists, as well as local art teachers.

With an educational twist incorporated - during the four Saturday sessions, students will have the opportunity to practice using the sidewalks of downtown Elmira as their canvas, resembling the actual street painting process.

The end result will be the students participation in the annual Elmira Street Painting Festival, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their works of art.

Join us for a fun-filled educational experience in which students will be encouraged to advance their artistic abilities, explore their self-expression and participate in Elmira's signature summer art festival.

There is a theme this year: however, our artists can create anything they want:

New for 2021: The event will have a COVID/Essential Worker theme for 2021.

This program is hosted in downtown Elmira Please see the dates: Locations Dates BD - EDD's community partners include YWCA, Chemung Valley History Museum, Wine & Design, and EOP's Juneteenth Celebration.

Dates of the Events:
June 5th
June 12th
June 19th
June 26th

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This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA's Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Fingers Lakes. Our Chalk It Up Sponsors and Partners include Howell Packaging and Corning Credit Union. We are grateful for all the support!

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