Skye Canyon, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in northwest Las Vegas, seeks artists to participate in its inaugural Chalk + Cheers, a juried chalk art competition and art fair on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. At the event, artists 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. Artists can register online at http://bit.ly/2faBRbf.
The contest is at Skye Canyon Park, and the theme is “Base Camp for the Great Outdoors.” Artists’ work must be based on four concepts: Nevada landscapes, outdoor lifestyle, outdoor sports, and abstract outdoor. A set of water-based pastels will be provided, or artists can bring supplies. Artists begin at 9 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m. The jury will review work between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and winners are announced at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public from 11 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m.
Skye Canyon is also offering a limited number of 10 x 10 Art Fair vendor booths to local artists to showcase and sell their work, at no cost. This opportunity is open to artists in a variety of mediums like paint, pencil/charcoals, collage, sculpture, and photography, among others. The deadline for consideration is September 15 and artists will be notified by September 18. Artists can apply online at http://bit.ly/2u1sI7r.
The event also includes live art by Las Vegas artist Norah S. Siller, a former artist in residence at Red Rock Canyon, freestyle chalk art where event guests can create art, food from local popular food trucks, beer and wine, and music. The event is free. For more information 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.