Water Street Market in New Paltz is proud to be the home of the Hudson Valleys first ever chalk festival. The event will be held Friday July 20th until Sunday July 22nd from 10:00am till 6:00 pm.
We will be flying in 12 of the best chalk artists in the United States to participate in this event as well as 11 local artists. We will also have a section for you to participate and demonstrate your creativity! Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free event and watch the artwork unfold throughout the weekend!
Chalk art is an ephemeral form of art. Ephemeral is a word originating from the Greek word Ephemeros, which means "Lasting only one day". Many believe that part of the beauty of chalk art is impermanence of it. Chalk artists often use pastels to create vivid drawings and 3D images on streets and sidewalks The surfaces they work on are usually asphalt or concrete, but sometimes can include bricks, pavers, and smooth stone!