Skye Canyon will celebrate art, autumn, and inspiration at Chalk + Cheers, a chalk art competition and fall festival at Skye Canyon Park (10115 W Skye Canyon Park Drive), Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is Skye Canyon’s third annual juried chalk art competition. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
This year’s theme is “Inspire-Be-Inspired,” and 45 artists will vie for top honors and cash prizes. Other art offerings are a live 300 sq. ft. 3D art installation by We Talk Chalk, pottery painting, and a specially curated local artist vendor village. Festival elements include margaritas, a craft beer bar hosted by Big Dog’s Brewery, live music, a DJ, 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 offers 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.
Chalk art entrants will interpret the theme, and cash prizes will be awarded in three high school, amateur and professional. Category winners receive $250 for first place, $100 for first place, and $50 for third place. This year also introduces two new categories, Best Use of Color and Best 3D Piece, both offering a $100 cash prize. Back this year is the People’s Choice Award with a $300 cash prize.
“Las Vegas is a city of inspired creative vision, that’s the core of who we are,” said DC Graham, chief marketing & development officer for Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “Chalk + Cheers is about giving local artists a platform to share the source of their inspiration, showcase their talent, and encourage a new generation of local artists.”
To purchase craft beer or other adult beverages, attendees must have proper identification.
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.