Chalkfest begins Cayfest

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Cayfest and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will be holding the sixth annual Chalkfest at Camana Bay’s Market Street tomorrow, 4 April from 3pm to 6pm.

Last year's winning piece

Last years overall winning piece, by Avril Ward.
Photo: Submitted

The ephemeral process of Chalkfest is based on the ancient art of street painting, which is an immediate visual process that brings instant response from viewers.

The National Gallery invites all professional and budding community artists of all ages to compete in the Chalkfest competition, using the street as a canvas.

Registration begins at 2pm and the $10 registration fee for adults 18 and older and the $5 registration fee for children will include materials.

Entrants will also receive water, provided by Camana Bay, and free sunscreen. As an added bonus, everyone will be treated to tasty ice cream samples from Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

Participants of Chalkfest can win prizes for first, second and third place in each of the categories, listed below:

  • Toddlers (age four and under)
  • Pre-school (five to seven years old)
  • Primary (eight to 10 years old)
  • Middle school (11 to 13 years old)
  • Senior teens (14 to 17 years old)
  • Adults (18 and older)

Prizes include two round trip tickets to Little Cayman, art supplies and free products or services from a variety of companies island-wide.

For more information, contact Mona Tatum-Watler, marketing and communications manager at the National Gallery, at [email protected] or by claling the Gallery at 945-8111.