Artists invited to chalk it up on Aug. 23

Snowmass is once again holding its sidewalk art competition, Chalk it Up!, on Aug. 23. Artists of all ages and abilities can put their creative juices to the test by designing a sidewalk chalk masterpiece in Snowmass.

Contest entry is free, and a palette of pastel chalks will be provided to each artist.

The competition will be judged by a panel of professional Roaring Fork Valley artists and art advocates. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The open category winners will receive $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place. The high-school category winner will receive $100, and in the youth category — 7 and under and 8- to 12-year-olds — winners will receive a $50 savings bond. The People’s Choice award winner will receive $100 and a trophy.


8 to 9 a.m.: Artist registration/check in

Adults check in at the Snowmass Mall

Youth 12 and under check in at Base Village

9 a.m. to noon: Sidewalk Art Competition

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Kid’s Fun Zone in Base Village

12 to 1 p.m.: Judging

1 to 1:30 p.m.: People’s Choice ballots Tallied

1:30 to 2 p.m.: Winners announced and prizes awarded

To register, go to and click under events. Download the application, which can be faxed to 970-923-5466 or dropped off at the Snowmass Tourism Office located in Town Hall at 130 Kearns Road, Snowmass Village.

The application deadline is Aug. 20. The contest is limited to 50 artists, so early registration is highly recommended.

For questions regarding the contest or more information, email


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