Artist registration opens today through September 15 for Skye Canyon’s annual juried chalk art competition, a part of Chalk & Cheers, a fall festival and art fair, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Skye Canyon Park (10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Dr.). The competition includes three categories, high school student, amateur and professional. Cash prizes awarded in each category are $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. Artists can register at https://bit.ly/2Kp0yPD.
New this year are $100 cash prizes for one winner in two new categories: Best 3D piece and Best Use of Color. As in previous years, attendees will vote on the People’s Choice Winner, a $300 cash award. Registration is free and limited to 45 artists.
This year’s contest theme is “Inspire-Be-Inspired.” Artists’ work will interpret sources of inspiration, illustrate ideas about creativity, vision, and the power of imagination. Artists will be assigned a work area; check-in is at 8:00, and work must be completed by 5 p.m. Artists must bring their supplies. The jury will review artwork at 5 p.m., and winners will be announced at 5:35 p.m.
“This is the third year for our juried chalk art competition that’s attracted a diverse group of local artists from talented youth to more seasoned artists who are excited to experiment with chalk art,” said DC Graham, chief marketing & development officer for Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “This is a time for artists to come together and celebrate our valley as a creative force.”
Skye Canyon is also offering up to 30 free 10 x 10 booths at the vendor village where local artists can showcase and sell their work, at no cost. This opportunity is open to artists in a variety of mediums that include but are not limited to paint, sketch, pottery, jewelry, boutique, pencil/charcoals, sculpture, photography, woodwork, among others. The deadline for consideration is September 15. Those interested can apply for a booth at https://forms.gle/rwCtAXxWLL9xYu1Z6.
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. 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, an extensive network of hiking and walking trails and shopping at Skye Canyon Marketplace. Other commercial offerings such as office space and gaming will be added as the community grows.
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.