LAS VEGAS (Sept. 28, 2019) – Hundreds of attendees turned out at Skye Canyon Park for Skye Canyon’s Chalk + Cheers art fair and fall festival, Saturday, Sept. 28. 2019. The event included the community’s third annual juried chalk art competition where 45 artists competed for top honors. This year’s theme was “Inspire-Be-Inspired.” All winners are from the Las Vegas valley except Haylo Jugler who is from northern Utah. This year’s Chalk + Cheers winners are:
People’s Choice, $300 prize Haylo Jugler
Best Use of Color, $100 prize Joe Christenson
Best 3D Piece, $100 prize Haylo Jugler
|First Place, $250 prize||Joe Christenson||Jamie Okazaki||Maliyah Williams|
|Second Place, $100 prize||Brittney Price||Bryana Large||Rachel Cox|
|Third Place, $50 prize||Haylo Jugler||Rebecca Keenan||Jeremy Metzel|
The jury was comprised of local art aficionados including Melanie Stimmel Van Latum, an internationally acclaimed artist and co-founder of We Talk Chalk, Amy Miles, an art teacher for Somerset Academy, and local artist and UNLV art student Lauryn Lellos.
Stimmel Van Latum also served as the event’s live artist, creating a 300 square-foot interactive 3D live art installation. Van Latum is an award-winning artist with creative credits in “South Park,” and is the only woman to ever hold the title of “maestra madonnara” (master street painter) in two countries, Italy and Germany. The 3D street painting depicted a canyon scene that included a rock climber and a tightrope. Attendees were able to pose for photos on the artwork.
Festival elements include margaritas, a craft beer bar hosted by Big Dog’s Brewery, live music, food trucks, and a children’s activity zone. Skye Serves’ charitable initiatives will receive 25 percent of alcohol purchases. The newly expanded Chalk + Cheers kids’ activity area offered a freestyle chalk art zone, an autumn-themed crafts area, face and hair painting, a hair braiding bar, water tattoos, and a toddler play area.
For more information about Skye Canyon, visit www.skyecanyon.com.
About Skye Canyon
Skye Canyon is a 1,000-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive. Offering entry-level, move-up, and luxury neighborhoods for individuals, couples, families, and active adults who share a passion for outdoor activities, wellness, and immersive living. Skye Canyon includes unique amenities like Skye Canyon Park that features Skye Center, the community’s social hub with an open-air bistro and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and Skye Fitness, a state-of-the-art workout facility and outdoor junior Olympic size swimming pool that is exclusive for residents. Among the many other amenities offered are designated bike lanes and an extensive network of hiking and walking trails. Shopping, office space, and gaming will be offered at Skye Canyon, which at build-out will include 6,500 home sites.
Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC. For more information, visit www.skyecanyon.com or connect with Skye Canyon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.