Chalk the Walk 2017 Application
Description: Canton First Friday is a collaborative effort between the Special Improvement District and ArtsinStark,
The County Arts Council. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores, and
restaurants. The event is designed to highlight local businesses and local artists. This will be our 8th
Annual Chalk the Walk First Friday!
Theme: No theme for this year! Be creative.
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Location: The festivities take place in the Canton Arts District. Chalking spaces could be located anywhere in the
Arts District.
Info: For more information please contact: Email tricia@artsinstark.com
Deadline: The deadline to turn in your application to participate is Tuesday, July 11
Limited spaces are available! Only 25 artists will be chosen this year.
Chalk Artist Perks, Rules and Regulations:

 Submit a color sketch of your proposed piece (color copy OK). You can scan and e-mail to tricia@artsinstark.com. The First Friday Committee reserves the right to deem any submitted subject matter as inappropriate. Non-compliance with the rules will result in immediate removal from the event. Do not submit your original artwork, please – Artwork will
not be returned.
 Each Adult Chalk Artist/Team will be paid a $50 stipend to be mailed out the Monday after the event. Any
individual artist under the age of 18 that applies and is selected will receive a $25 stipend.
 Chalk artists may begin working on their sections at 5pm at the earliest -- but must begin at 6pm at the latest.
 Chalk pastels are the medium and works produced are temporary. Chalk will be provided. You need only provide
your talents and enthusiasm and any other supplies you desire to have. PASTELS ARE THE MEDIUM. Only
chalk pastels in a solid form may be used for street art. NO PAINT!
 All Artists will be drawing on sidewalk or pavement, please note that this is physically demanding and tiring.
Please only participate if you are physically able to do so safely and plan your supplies accordingly.
 All art selections must be family friendly, there are to be NO political advertisements or statements, written, visual
or implied. This is a juried selection process and only the best sketches will be chosen.
 Teams are restricted to a maximum 4 artists (due to space restrictions)
 Art Spaces will be approx. 4 ft. by 6 ft
 Canton First Friday reserves the right to photograph and reproduce the street paintings by the artists in any
manner. The artist retains rights to reproduce and sell images of his/her work.
 Accepted artists will need to check in at the First Friday Information Table (Court Ave N & 4th St. NW). The
Information Table will be open at 4:30 PM on Friday, August 4. You will be given your assigned space and pastels at
check-in.
 If there is inclement weather the evening of the event, the artist will be offered an alternative date to chalk. If the
date doesn’t work for the artist, the artist forfeits the payment.

Name *
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Email *
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Address *
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Cell Phone
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What type of artist are you?
If you are a student, where do you attend school?
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Title of Piece
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I will e-mail a suggested sketch to tricia@artsinstark.com by July 11 at 9am. *
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By signing this agreement the artist agrees to abide by the guidelines and decisions of ArtsinStark and thedowntown Canton Special Improvement District, their employees or other representatives of Canton First Friday. I will be setup and ready to go by 6pm. I will notify the First Friday coordinator if I am not able to participate. If inclement weather occurs, I understand that ArtsinStark has the right to cancel participation in and payment for the event. *
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