Get creative for a good cause and take your artistry outside by taking part in Chalkfest on Saturday.

The event, hosted by Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd., raises money for the National Gallery’s many community outreach programs.

Get down on the street and get creative!
Get down on the street and get creative!

Chalkfest runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside the Observation Tower at Camana Bay and is open to everyone. Registration is $5 for children and $10 for adults; part of the fee will be given out in chalk, water and sunscreen to all participants.

All ages welcome

Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative designs in each of the following categories: Primary (5-10 years old), Middle School (11-13), High School (14-17) and Adults (18+). According to organizers, winners will be contacted the following week by phone to receive a certificate and prize.

Chalkfest’s featured artist this year is Cayman-based art director Pascal Pernix, who will be drawing a memorable piece at the event. Featured artists at previous Chalkfests include James Lochner and Asta Farouk.

Many other activities will keep children entertained.
Many other activities will keep children entertained.

“We’re proud to provide a welcoming ground for creative expression, and this year’s chalk festival is even more exciting as we are able to offer a family fun-day experience over the Easter weekend,” said Molly Dalby, event manager at Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd.

Participants and bystanders can grab a bite at food stations set up by Lola, The Waterfront Urban Diner and Gelato & Co.

Extra activities

Superman, courtesy of Asta Farouk.
Superman, courtesy of Asta Farouk.

As well as the Chalkfest competition, family-friendly activities will include face painting, free balloon animals from a clown, and photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny for the youngsters. Older children and adults can enjoy music from local DJ Super C, henna tattooing and browse locally made items at the mini Craft and Artisans Market.

Last year, Chalkfest drew more than 100 participants and raised $754 for the National Gallery, which has more than 25 education and outreach programs on all three Cayman Islands. Such initiatives represent more than half of the National Gallery’s annual budget.

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