Skye Canyon invites the public to attend Chalktober Fest, a juried chalk art competition and art fair Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Skye Canyon Park. Chalktober Fest features acclaimed artist Jay Schwartz, a freestyle chalk art area open to guests of all ages, food trucks, wine, seasonal craft beer selections, and live music. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
“Spirit of Las Vegas” is this year’s chalk art competition theme; entrants will illustrate what they feel makes Las Vegas unique. Cash prizes are offered in three categories, high school student, amateur and professional; $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. A $500 People’s Choice award will be given to one overall winner selected by attendees. Winners will be announced at 5:15 p.m. Registration is free and limited to 45 artists. Information and registration are available online from Aug. 14 through Sept. 20 at https://bit.ly/2M439LT.
Professional artist Jay Schwartz, who resides in Las Vegas and Santa Barbara, Calif., has participated in chalk art competitions in several countries including Italy, Mexico, and Japan, and throughout the U.S. Spectators can watch Schwartz create a large-scale chalk art design during the event.
“This is our second year hosting a chalk art competition and we are confident that attendees will be blown away by the talented local artists in the competition and vendor fair,” said Desiree Van Leer, marketing manager for Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “Chalktober Fest is about creating community connection which is an essential component of Skye Canyon offerings. We invite everyone who is passionate about art to celebrate the spirit of Las Vegas with us.”
Chalktober Fest will also include an art fair where local artists’ will showcase and sell their work in an array of mediums like paint, pencil/charcoals, collage, sculpture, and photography, among others. For artists interested in a complimentary 10’ x 10’ vendor booth, the deadline for consideration is September 20. Artists can apply online at https://bit.ly/2NZYVG1.
Kids will have a designated area to create their own masterpieces to take home. Also, chalk will be available in the freestyle art area for guests of all ages.
For more information 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, 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 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 on Pinterest.