Patriot’s Chalk Walk

PATRIOTS CHALK WALK 2018

…a chalk art tribute to our personal heroes

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Patriots Chalk Walk, now in its sixth year, adds yet another dimension to the hugely popular Field of Honor, a project of the Murrieta Rotary Club that features a mass display of American flags erected as a means of honoring “service above self.”

The event includes a display of more than 2,000 full-size flags plus special sections, all of which will proudly fly Nov. 10-17 at Town Square Park. Flags honor our personal heroes — military veterans past and present, first-responders and others important to the flag sponsors, such as parents, grandparents, teachers, organizations and the like.

Artists are asked to paint patriotic images on a ribbon of concrete that surrounds the Field. It is expected to remain throughout the week, weather permitting, and be a complement to the tribute week.

AGAIN THIS YEAR
* Cash prizes will now include one or more honorable mentions as well as new Rotary Choice award.
* Hospitality tent open during painting hours will include lunch items both days.

Exhibit Dates November 10 – 17, 2018
Painting Dates November 10 (starting at 9 a.m.) and also the 11th. Artist check-in starts at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10.
* Note that one of the painting days, the 11th, is Veteran’s Day, and a large audience is expected on that date following the city’s Veterans Day parade.
Location Town Square Park, Murrieta
Adjacent to city hall and the police station at
Jefferson Avenue and Kalmia Street west of I-15
Chalk One 48-stick box provided.
Application Review Application deadline is October 25, 2018. Spaces are limited, so please apply early. Images must be apolitical and suitable for family viewing.  Click here to download an application.
Entry Fee None
Prizes Entries will be judged on Nov. 11 with announcement of winners at 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to:

  • The artist painting the best representation of the theme ($250)
  • The best work by a youth age 18 or under ($125)
  • Rotary’s Choice ($150)
  • One or more honorable mentions ($100).
Contact Amy Fisher, Murrieta Rotary Club, amy.f@sbcglobal.net, 408-219-9367

 

Click here to download an artist’s application

Artists are asked to indicate on their applications which of several size options they prefer.

Artists are encouraged to sign their works at the base.

Since this is an outdoor event, the elements are uncontrollable. No sun shade will be provided. You may bring equipment for shading. Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the painting days.

A 48-stick box of pastel chalk, a standard type for chalk painting, will be provided. If more chalk in particular colors is needed, you may exchange with other painters or use leftovers from prior years. Spaces will be tape marked.

Artists may have their business cards available next to their art if desired.

Dogs are not permitted in the park.

Click any of the images below to view a full size slide show of some of last year’s chalk art