Calling all artists! What lights you up about our city? Is it the swirling texture of sandstone or the bright lights of Las Vegas’ famous skyline? How do you define Spirit of Las Vegas? Skye Canyon’s second annual juried chalk art competition’s theme is Spirit of Las Vegas and artists are invited to participate in this unique event during Chalktober Fest, a fall art festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Skye Canyon Park. There is no fee to enter, but the contest is limited to 45 artists. Registration is open now through September 20 at https://bit.ly/2M439LT.
The contest is open to both professional and amateur artists who will compete in three categories: high school student, amateur or professional. Each category offers cash prizes, $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place in each group. There is also a $500 award for one overall winner in the People’s Choice award.
Artist check-in is 9 to 11 a.m. and work must be completed by 4 p.m. Artists will be assigned a station to work and will receive a set of water-based pastels. (Artists can also bring their own supplies.) A jury of local art aficionados will judge contestants work, and winners will be announced at 5:15 p.m.
Because this is a fall festival, Skye Canyon is offering artists the chance to show off and sell their wares. Thirty 10 x 10 booths are available to artists of all mediums for no charge. This pop-up vendor village will include all mediums such as paint, sketch, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and photography, and more. Artists do not have to compete in the chalk art competition to be considered for a vendor booth. The deadline for booth consideration is September 20, and those interested can apply at https://bit.ly/2NZYVG1.
Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a colorful collection of work that illustrates the many interpretations of Spirit of Las Vegas.