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Seventh Annual Event Raised More than $7,000 for Project 150

Under the beaming October sun, Skye Canyon Park once again transformed into a vibrant canvas for the seventh annual Chalktober Fest, a seasonal celebration uniting art, autumn, and a kaleidoscope of colorful expressions. This free family event not only showcased the talent of more than 50 chalk artists but also raised over $7,000 for the deserving non-profit, Project 150.

The fun-filled family day included the chalk art contest, an art fair with more than 30 vendors and artists including popular favorites Gamma Dees Designs custom tumblers, Talour-Made for You custom hair bows, children’s books, and STEM kits by PaperPie Books, and one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry from Robin Rogers Jewelry. The outdoor celebration also included a pumpkin patch, inflatable activities and outdoor field games, face painting, digital caricatures, a rock wall, and an air jumper as well as a variety of food and drinks from popular food trucks Vito’s Tacos, Flip n Grill, Twisted Gelato, and Fast Eddies Burgers. Talented youth from Las Vegas Circus Center provided eye-popping entertainment.

In the largest event ever, this year, more than 50 chalk artists of all skill levels participated in the competition and creatively interpreted the theme of “Colors of the Desert Skye” vying for top honors and cash prizes, the juried chalk art competition included three categories, student (ages 12-18), amateur (18+), and professional. Cash prizes of $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place were awarded in each category. Additionally, $100 cash prizes were presented to one winner of Best 3D piece, and of Best Use of Color. As in previous years, attendees voted on the People’s Choice earning the winner an additional $100 cash award. 

This year’s Chalktober Fest winners are:


  Professional Amateur  Student
1st Place Joseph Christensen Marcellus Brown Kaelyn Thomas
2nd Place Alyssa Cumpton Kaira Pasqual Idali Olmos
3rd Place Cody Wombold Ashley Armenta Natalie Ochoa

People’s Choice Award: Samantha Bjork
Best 3D Piece: Cathryn Burket
Best Use of Color: Matthew Pickard


As part of Skye Canyon’s ongoing community support program Skye Serves, Chalktober Fest proceeds benefit local non-profit Project 150 whose mission is to provide support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build bright futures. Between Skye Canyon residents and the Skye Canyon Cooperative, more than $7,000 was raised this year to support this impactful organization.