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Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Presents Marietta ChalkFest
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Marietta, GA (May 30, 2013) – During Labor Day weekend (August 31, September 1 & 2), Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will present its annual Marietta ChalkFest, a chalk art festival that will take place down Atlanta Street in front of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. The festival, which was previously known as Chalk-It-Up, occurs in conjunction with Art in the Park. Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will be free during Marietta ChalkFest. The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Yarn Bomb, a community made large scale art installation, will also be on display on the front of the building during Marietta ChalkFest.

This year, ChalkFest has been expanded to feature 20 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the country, who will draw on Atlanta Street during August 31 and September 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of spectators. All works created during ChalkFest will be completed at the end of Sunday, September 1, and will be on display throughout the day on Monday, September 2.

Saturday, August 31, artists of all ages are invited to participate in our annual juried chalk competition. Participants will have the opportunity to create original chalk works in randomly selected sidewalk squares. 2013 will offer both a youth division and an adult division: Cash prizes in the adult division total $650, and $35 in gift cards will be distributed as prizes for the youth division. Interested participants can contact Katie Bush, 770 528 1444 x16, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“We are excited to be hosting another chalk event for the city of Marietta”, says Sally Macaulay, Executive Director of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. “This year will be even better because ChalkFest has grown so much since last year. The streets will literally come alive with art.”


WHEN:
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Chalk competition (open to the public) is August 31 from 10-3.
Free Admission to ChalkFest
Free Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

WHERE:
Atlanta Street, in front of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060

WHO:        
Contact: Sally Macaulay, ChalkFest Organizer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 770 528 1444 x14

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