Oodles of imaginative people will be presenting engaging experiences during the "What IF...?! Festival of Innovation and Imagination, in and around the Pikes Peak Center, Pioneer's Museum, Plaza of the Rockies, Sun Building and CS Utilities. And...we are using spacious sidewalks as the canvas for your creativity. We are including our 7th Annual "Chalk It Up" event as part of this larger festival. (go to www.WhatIF-festival.org for more info about the whole day)
2017 ARTIST APPLICATION Date: Saturday, September 9 9:00 am (giving you a 1 hour start before the Festival opens at 10:00) til 4:00pm Optional: if you want to have 2 full days to create a complex masterpiece, you may start on Friday. Sidewalk squares are roughly 7' x 6.5'. The Festival will not open until Saturday. On Saturday, the "What IF Festival" opens at 10:00 for the public and closes at 4:00. Location: Cascade Avenue across from the Pikes Peak Center (check in tent will be on the east side of Cascade Avenue)
Pastels: We provide - a 24 set of Artist pastels, - a sidewalk ready for you to draw on (that will be shady for 1/2 of the day), - enthusiasm for your cool participation. - prizes and publicity You provide your creativity and spirit of fun!
PRIZES! We will have $1000 of prizes to distribute for some of the best street paintings of the day. Art works need to be completed by 4:00pm. Winners will be notified the following week through email, and prizes will be mailed to recipients.
Express yourself and share your talents! Enter as an individual or put a team together of your friends, your family, your co-workers and come play together. Professionals, Students, Amateurs, First Timers are welcome. Teams are limited to 4 people per team.
This Italian tradition of painting with pastels on pavement dates from the 16th century, and Imagination Celebration loves providing it in Colorado Springs as an annual event!
THEME: - "What IF...?" Create a "what if...statement" and submit; or, - Create an image that represents the ideals of Friendship, Respect, Excellence.
We encourage you to play/work with this question as you plan your painting! "What if..." are the two words that typically precede a new creation, or innovation. Possibilities: "What IF your team of artists created a grid of individual images about fruit? What if you demonstrated that creativity is the foundation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)?" , or "What IF you made up a new kind of flower?", or "What If the world WAS flat, or "What IF you demonstrated the Golden Mean in an Old Master painting? What IF...you could talk to a stranger in another part of the world? or ...Respond to this theme, or go your own direction. And, in the long-held tradition, this happens, RAIN or SHINE!
Fee: $10 donation to Imagination Celebration reserves your spot if reserved by 08/25/2017 After 8/25 - fee is $25 Includes one Set of 24 pastels.
Payment reserves your spot: Send $10 donation to this link and indicate it is for Chalk It Up: http://www.imaginationcelebration.org/donate/
Additional Info: Bring additional pastels if you know you will be needing a lot of one color. Later in the day the sun will be shining on this area, so you will need protective gear, sunscreen, and WATER.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS INFO FOR YOUR RECORDS. WE WILL SEND YOU A REMINDER CLOSER TO FESTIVAL DAY.
Questions? Please contact: whatIF@imaginationcelebration.org with any questions.