Featuring internationally-renowned 3D street artists Anat Ronen and Nate Baranowski and 2D artist Jennifer Chaparro, along with other professional 2D artists, Chalk Howard Street is part of a long-term effort to promote Howard Street as a place "where you can be you," with creativity, global cuisine, and culture, situated between the lakefront and public transit.
You can learn more about the area at https://www.howardstreetchicago.com.
We would like to fill Howard Street with art that is: -Entertaining and engaging-A novel experience that inspires conversation-Visually compelling-Accessible by a large demographic-Created during the duration of the festival (Artists can begin before the festival start time, but we would like at least 4 hours of art creation to occur during the festival hours.)-Suitable for family viewing and participation-Interactive
A committee will review all applications and select a small number of proposals. We encourage all artists to apply even if you do not yet have experience with street painting!
ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES:-Artists will submit artwork for prior approval at least two weeks before the event. -Artist will be provided with a 4' x 4' square pre-painted with black tempera. Artist should supply his or her own soft chalk pastels with which to create the art. If artist would like to supplement with other mediums, artist must obtain approval from the festival.-All preparation and set-up must occur Saturday morning and be completed before the festival begins at 11am. All clean-up of materials must be completed no later than midnight. The Artist will leave the area clean of debris, such as tape, signage, chalk, etc. -The Artist will bring materials to cover and secure the area in case of rain, within reasonable limits.
We welcome professional and amateur artists to apply. We will not be offering any compensation or reimbursement to artists. We will include your name in promotional materials and provide water and sunscreen if needed the day of the festival.