LAS VEGAS (Aug. 29, 2017) – Skye Canyon, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in northwest Las Vegas, invites the public to attend its inaugural Chalk + Cheers, a juried chalk art competition and vendor fair on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. There will be live art with former Red Rock Canyon artist in residence Norah S. Siller, a freestyle chalk art area open to guests of all ages, favorite food trucks, wine, beer, and entertainment. A free event that is open to the public, Chalk + Cheers is held at Skye Canyon Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The juried chalk art competition theme is “Base Camp for the Great Outdoors.” Artists will create work in one of four categories, Nevada landscapes, outdoor lifestyle, outdoor sports, and abstract outdoor. A set of water-based pastels will be provided, or artists can bring supplies. Artists will compete for cash prizes in three categories: high school student, university student/amateur artist, and professional. There is no entry fee through the contest is limited to 45 artists. Cash prizes distributed in each age category are $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and third place receives $50. A $500 People’s Choice Award will be given to one overall winner selected by event attendees. Artists have from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to complete their work. The jury will review completed artwork between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Artists can register online at http://bit.ly/2faBRbf.
Norah S. Siller will be working on a 60 x 60 canvas at Skye Canyon Park during the event. She finds inspiration in the landscape surrounding Las Vegas. “Every piece is an extension of myself, they are my emotions illustrated,” says Siller, a long time Las Vegas resident and rock climber who is originally from Sonora, Mexico. She comes from a long line of artists who taught her to develop her style and to appreciate working in a variety of mediums.
“I believe that the only mistake we can make in art is not creating it. The word competition is intimidating, but this is more about the experience of stepping out one’s comfort zone and the act of self-expression than a competition,” says Siller. “Chalk + Cheers will be a fun experience of coming together as a community, grabbing some chalk, and making a beautiful mess.”
The art vendor fair includes local artists across a variety of mediums like paint, pencil/charcoals, collage, sculpture, and photography, among others, whose work will be available for sale. For artists interested in a complimentary 10 x 10 vendor booth, the deadline for consideration is September 15. Artists can apply online at http://bit.ly/2u1sI7r.
For more information about Skye Canyon and Chalk + Cheers, please visit www.skyecanyon.com.
About Skye Canyon
Skye Canyon is a 1,700-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, it is the first master-planned community to break ground in Las Vegas in nearly a decade. 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 9,000 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.